Matthew J. Friendly - McDermott Will & Emery


Matthew J. Friendly focuses his practice on general health matters, with an emphasis on healthcare mergers and acquisitions and healthcare private equity transactions.

While in law school, Matthew was a Harvey T. Reid Scholar, received the Dean’s Certificate of Achievement in the Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program and won first place in the 2012 University of Miami Negotiation Competition. While earning his bachelor’s degree, he was the executive director and outreach director of Harvard’s College Diabetes Network chapter, an advocacy and mentoring group for college students with diabetes.


  • Represented a private equity fund in its purchase of a dental management services organization and assets of 39 managed dental practices in Texas for approximately $135 million
  • Represented a Nevada-based hospitalist services company in its sale to a private equity buyer for $44.7 million
  • Represented the owners of multiple pain-management clinics, ambulatory surgical centers and affiliated ancillary facilities in Georgia in their sale and merger into a competitor for approximately $86.5 million

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  • The Ambulatory M&A Advisor, Top Healthcare Transactions Lawyers, Rising Star 2014 to 2017


  • Lawyers for Children America, volunteer attorney ad litem
  • JDRF Miami One Walk, Corporate Recruitment Committee, 2015
  • Make a Wish South Florida, wish granter


University of Miami School of Law, JD, magna cum laude, 2013
Harvard College, BA, 2008