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Matthew J. Brennan

Special Counsel

Matthew J. Brennan

Special Counsel
New York +1-212-558-4724+1-212-558-4724 +1-212-558-3588+1-212-558-3588
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Matthew Brennan provides environmental advice on a broad range of commercial transactions. He supports the Firm’s Project Finance, Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Estate, Securities and Finance Groups in evaluating environmental liabilities and risks, in structuring transactions to minimize risk and in negotiating the allocation of environmental risk between parties in transactions.

Over the last three decades, Mr. Brennan has provided environmental advice to a great number of lenders, corporations and governments in a variety of commercial matters. In the area of environmental law, he has advised Alcan, Ares, Anheuser-Busch InBev, AT&T, Bank of New York Mellon, Bayer, BP, Cablevision, CVC Partners, Diageo, E.ON, Goldman Sachs, Hess, Kraft, Mitsui, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan, Philips, Rhône Capital, Rio Tinto, Royal Bank of Canada and UBS, among others.

Mr. Brennan writes and speaks on environmental issues in a variety of professional contexts.

He is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New Jersey Federal District Court, New York and the District of Columbia.

Professional Activities and Community Involvement

  • Member, New York City Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New Jersey Bar Association
  • Law Firms Co-Chair, New York Blood Center
  • President, Board of Directors, The Opportunity Center


Mr. Brennan is regularly recognized at the top of the legal profession for providing environmental advice on commercial transactions by the following authorities:

  • Chambers USA
  • The Legal 500 United States