Matthew C. Lipton
Senior Counsel

In addition to my legal background, I have had the opportunity to attain extensive business experience. I try to view my clients' legal needs and business goals through the lens of this experience in an effort to cost-effectively and expeditiously help attain their desired result for any given transaction.

Matt Lipton is an experienced dealmaker and advisor for healthcare clients in a wide range of healthcare and corporate matters, with a primary focus on mergers and acquisitions, and ongoing representation of physicians and physician organizations, physician-owned entities, ancillary providers, senior care/living, surgery centers and related entities.

He also advises an array of other business entities, including private equity funds and entities owned by private equity, on all manner of agreements, formation and governance issues, mergers and acquisitions, state and federal regulatory and compliance issues, and other ancillary issues.

In addition to years of experience in private practice, Matt has held roles as a general counsel and an executive at several companies, including a multi-site primary care medical group involved in full-risk capitation, a bio-tech start up, a company focused on the acquisition of distressed retail real estate assets and their conversion to medical properties, and a capital investment advisory firm. This has given him valuable insight and comprehensive knowledge from which clients benefit.

Representative Experience
  • Advised a private equity fund concerning the development, launch and operation of a multi-site primary care clinic business.
  • Advised a client in connection with its purchase of multiple inpatient mental healthcare facilities.
  • Represented a lab company client in connection with the expansion of its business via acquisition and joint ventures. 
  • Extensive experience in representing private equity funds and their portfolio companies. 
  • Extensive transactional experience in the senior housing space, including the purchase and sale of existing senior housing properties, assisting in the development of new facilities and advising on operational and regulatory issues.
  • Currently serve as outside general counsel for an entity engaged in a mission to dive the deepest points of all the world's oceans (
  • On more than one occasion, assisted in the packaging, marketing and sale of well-established businesses to strategic buyers.
Thought Leadership / News
September 10, 2020 
 Speeches and Presentations
Healthlaw for Startups 101

DFW Health Wildcatters

August 31, 2020 
 Speeches and Presentations
Securities Law and Health Law for Startups

DFW Health Wildcatters

April 27, 2020 
 Speeches and Presentations
Securities Law and Health Law for Startups

DFW Health Wildcatters

Organizational Involvement

Professional Involvement, Memberships & Affiliations

  • Texas Healthcare Advisory Council
    • Board of Directors, Networking Chair (2020)
  • American Health Law Association
  • State Bar of Texas
    • Health Law Section

Community Involvement, Memberships & Affiliations

  • Lone Star Dog Ranch/Dog Ranch Rescue, Volunteer
  • J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (1991)
  • B.A., Johns Hopkins University (1988)
Bar Admission
  • Texas
When I Feel Most At Home
  • Spending time with my rescue dogs
  • Traveling, both domestic and abroad
  • Exploring new wines and wineries