Matt Frankle


Education and Clerkships

J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2000, magna cum laude; Articles Editor, Cardozo Law Review

B.A., Mathematics, State University of New York at Albany, 1993

  • Intern to the Hon. Jerome Feller, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York, 1998


New York


Matthew Frankle focuses his practice on secured lending and equity derivative transactions. The lending transactions are syndicated or bilateral loans generally secured by concentrated listed stock positions or hedge fund interests. The equity derivative transactions are often variable delivery forward or collar / loan financing transactions.

In addition, Matthew advises major financial institutions on structured products involving proprietary indices.

Moreover, as the market for cryptocurrency and digital assets has expanded, Matthew consults on lending transactions where cryptocurrency is used as collateral.

Matthew began his career as a securities / capital markets attorney at Sullivan & Cromwell and later practiced at several major investment banking institutions. Prior to joining Haynes and Boone, Matthew was a partner in Greenberg Traurig’s finance department in New York. 

Selected Client Representations

  • Represented Royal Bank of Canada in connection with approximately $175 million monetization of Newmark Group Inc’s earnout shares of Nasdaq Inc. via a post-paid forward transaction.
  • Represented Morgan Stanley in connection with $50 million margin loan over listed equity securities.
  • Represented Bank of America in connection with $195 million secured loan over hedge fund interests.
Digital Asset and Blockchain Overview

Digital Asset and Blockchain - Financial Transactions and Regulatory

Haynes and Boone, LLP has been deeply engaged in the virtual currency, blockchain, cryptocurrency and fintech space since the early days, working with some of the industry’s leading companies from their inception and helping to promote development of the market through authorship of articles and presentations that helped lay the groundwork for the financial transactions and products we see in the market today. View our informative overview here.

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • "Financing Bitcoin: The Problem of Actual Delivery," co-author, Law360, January 18, 2018
  • "Wage Garnishments in Bankruptcy: Riddervold Revisited," author, 21 Cardozo L. Rev. 927, 1999

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