Matthew McK. Mohn

Matthew McK. Mohn



  • Duquesne University School of Law, 2005, J.D., Executive Articles Editor, Duquesne Business Law Journal; Judicial Extern for Hon. Arthur J. Schwab, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania; Certified Legal Intern for the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, Charitable Trusts and Organizations Section
  • Pennsylvania State University, Smeal College of Business Administration, 1999, B.S.
  • City University London, 1998, International Business Studies

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania

Matt is a partner in Reed Smith's Corporate & Transactional Advisory Group and a member of its Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions and Emerging Growth/Venture Capital Practices, as well as its Life Sciences Health and Energy Industry Groups. He maintains an extensive corporate practice, which includes:

  • Leading private equity-sponsored and strategic domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions and divestitures of public and private companies – ranging from lower and middle-market deals to billion-dollar transactions
  • Serving as outside general counsel to emerging growth and middle-market companies – providing legal and business advice in all areas that affect their businesses (from formation to exit), including corporate governance, capital-raising transactions, securities and corporate finance matters, and joint ventures
  • Representing venture capital funds with their equity and debt investments, as well as portfolio company oversight
  • Counseling public and private companies with their general corporate matters, such as the preparation, review and negotiation of business-critical and day-to-day commercial agreements, and the structuring and management of corporate reorganizations

Employment History

  • 2007 - Reed Smith
    • Pittsburgh Office Pro Bono Coordinator (2015-present); Member of firmwide Pro Bono Committee (2015-present)
    • Former Chair of Pittsburgh Office Summer Associates Committee (2013-2014) and former member of Pittsburgh Office Recruiting Committee (2009-2014) and firmwide Associates Committee (2011-2012)
  • 2005 - Babst Calland (Pittsburgh Office) 
    • Associate, Business Services Group
  • 2000 - Accenture, Ltd. (Philadelphia Office)
    • Analyst, Health and Life Sciences Industry
      Prior to attending law school, Matt worked in management consulting for the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies in the areas of information technology, sales, corporate communications and product information.

Honors & Awards

  • Honored in 2014 by Pittsburgh Magazine and the Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Program as a “40 Under 40” winner. Honorees are chosen based on their “passion, commitment, visibility, diversity and overall impact on the region.”
  • Selected by Super Lawyers as a "Pennsylvania Rising Star" for Mergers & Acquisitions (2013-2015)
  • Honored in 2011 as a "Lawyer on the Fast Track" by The Legal Intelligencer.  This annual award recognizes rising stars from across Pennsylvania "who not only stand out as young lawyers, but also serve as exemplary members of their communities and their profession."

Professional Affiliations

  • Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Trustee (2013-present); Member of Finance Committee and External Relations Committee
  • Duquesne University School of Law – Member of Advisory Board (2015-present) 
  • Fox Chapel Golf Club – Former Member of Membership Committee (2013-2015) 
  • Reading is FUNdamental Pittsburgh – Past President of the Board of Directors (2010-2012), Past Vice President of the Board (2009-2010), Past Member of the Board (2007-2012)
  • SDC Nutrition, Inc. – Member of the Board of Directors (2014-present)
  • Urban Innovation21 – Member of the Board of Directors (2013-present); Member of the Executive Committee as Corporate Secretary

In the News

  • Appearance, “Global Law Firm Reed Smith Supports Local, Minority Businesses,” Our Region’s Business (WPXI-TV), 14 June 2015
  • Quoted, “40 Under 40: 2014,” Pittsburgh Magazine, November 2014
  • Quoted, “Reed Smith works pro bono to aid urban startup coalition,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 29 November 2013
  • Appearance, “Reed Smith and Urban Innovation21 Team Up to Grow Entrepreneurship,” Our Region’s Business (WPXI-TV), 9 October 2013
  • Mentioned, "AGL Resources adds NiSource assets," The Deal Pipeline, 1 February 2013
  • Mentioned, "Reed Smith, K&L Gates Handle Exxon Mobil's $1.7 Bil. Marcellus Buy," The Legal Intelligencer, 10 June 2011
  • Mentioned, "Reed Smith, K&L Gates Lead on Exxon Mobil's Marcellus Buy," AmLaw Daily, 9 June 2011
  • Mentioned, "Exxon Mobil Pays $1.7B for Shale Explorers," The Deal Pipeline, 9 June 2011
  • Mentioned, "SKF buys Lincoln Holdings," The Deal Pipeline, 19 October 2010


Matt resides in the Fox Chapel area of Pittsburgh with his wife and four children.