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Matthew DeRusha

Senior Lawyer

“Matt has been very helpful and personable as we navigated the setup and implementation of our company's ESOP. This involved resolving technical issues around the Start-up Concession ESOP, which he explained clearly.”
Daniel Pace, Executive Director , INVICTA Prospects Group

Practice Areas
Business Sale and Purchase
Corporate and Commercial

Matthew is a Senior Lawyer in LegalVision’s Sale of Business team and Corporate and Commercial team. He specialises in M&A and startups and has assisted many clients in completing successful business and share sale transactions.

At LegalVision, Matthew draws on his knowledge of various legal areas, including employment, intellectual property and franchising. Alongside this work, he assists many startups with their structure, core documents and raising capital. 

He previously worked at a boutique law firm and developed his skills in litigation and dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration. While studying a Juris Doctor at the University of Sydney, he also built his experience and skills in disputes, particularly in commercial dispute resolution. He now utilises these skills to successfully negotiate favourable terms for his clients.

Outside of LegalVision, Matthew can be found at the beach paddling out for a surf or going for a run on the coast.

Qualifications: Juris Doctor, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts (Biology), University of Sydney. 

Professional memberships: Law Society of New South Wales.

Matthew's Expertise

Business Sale and Purchase

Assisting clients to navigate their way through the business purchase and settlement process.

Corporate and Commercial

Working with clients to minimise the risks associated with business and share sale transactions.


Advising startups on their structure and key legal documents.
Implementing ESOPs for fast-paced startups.

Matthew's top articles

Matthew's published articles

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