Attorneys Matt Benson

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Previously with the firm Cook Little, Matt joined Sheehan Phinney in 2022. He is a corporate attorney and advises his business clients on a variety of legal and business issues. Matt represents entrepreneurs of all types and at all stages of their businesses, from start-up to exit.

In his work with start-ups and other privately held companies, Matt has counseled his clients on a variety of corporate matters, including entity formation, obtaining angel round financing, venture capital or other debt and/or equity financing, executive and employee compensation, contract issues, equity ownership matters, and exit strategy issues. He also advises his technology-related companies on a wide range of matters specific to them, including software licensing, licensing of intellectual property, and website development matters.

Matt also advises doctors, dentists, and other healthcare professionals on a variety of matters, including ownership issues, the buying and selling of medical practices, and negotiating employment and other contracts with hospitals.

Key Cases

  • Assisted a rapidly growing software company to obtain several million dollars in equity financing from a major venture capital firm, and in subsequent bridge loan financing rounds.
  • Counsel start-up companies seeking seed capital from angel investors, venture capitalists, and others, and provided advice on securities issues.
  • Structured the sale of a dentist’s practice to provide that the dentist was able to work with the prospective purchaser and provide an organized transition for the practice.
  • Assisted in the sale of a company client to a large multinational publicly traded company.


  • State of New Hampshire
  • New Hampshire Bar Association

Civic Involvement

  • Board of Directors of the New Hampshire Tech Alliance (NHTA)
  • Board of Directors of the New Hampshire Business Finance Authority
  • Board of Directors of the National Finance Authority
  • 2014 Graduate, Leadership New Hampshire


  • NH Magazine 2023 Top Lawyer, Corporate Law
  • Martindale Hubbell, AV Peer Review Rated
  • Chambers USA, Corporate/Commercial
  • Best Lawyers in America® 2024 Manchester Lawyer of the Year, Corporate Law
  • Best Lawyers of America ®, Corporate Law, Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law, Technology Law
  • New England Super Lawyers®, Business/Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities and Corporate Finance