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Matthew Stoddard Topham

Practice areas:

Securities, Corporate & Incorporation, Mergers & Acquisitions

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About Me

Languages Spoken: Korean

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Securities: 34%
  2. Mergers & Acquisitions: 33%
  3. Corporate & Incorporation: 33%

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Richard Alex Repp

    I enjoyed working with Matt on a FINRA regulatory matter which we were able to resolve in the mutual interests of our respective clients. Besides being a pleasant and professional person to work with, I also appreciated his responsiveness on time-sensitive matters and that his legal analysis was accurate and insightful.


    Richard Repp Securities Offerings Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Mark S Britton

    Matt and I worked together while I was at Preston Gates. Not only is he a really bright guy, but his work ethic is unrivaled. One of the most honest people I know.


    Mark Britton General Practice Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact Info

K&L Gates

925 Fourth Avenue Suite 2900
Seattle, WA, 98104




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Avvo Top Financial Markets And Services LawyerWashington CEO Magazine2008
Super LawyerN/A2007
Washington CEO's List of Top AttorneysN/A2007
Super LawyerN/A2006
Rising StarN/A2005
Super LawyerN/A2005
Rising StarN/A2004

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerKirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP2004 - Present
AssociateKirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP1997 - 2003
Law ClerkSupreme Court of Colorado1996 - 1997


Publication NameTitleDate
Selected Issues in Equity Compensation - 4th EditionState Securities Law Considerations for Equity Compensation Plans2007


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Stanford UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1992