Matthew Sperry is a partner in McGuireWoods' Tax and Private Wealth Services groups and focuses his practice on international tax, private client, direct investing and securities matters. Matthew serves as chair of McGuireWoods' Global Private Client practice, a firm initiative that serves the tax, structuring, business, real estate and other legal needs of non-US family offices and private pools of capital as they interact with the United States. His deep tax experience, combined with his experience as a practicing business lawyer, specifically qualifies him to coordinate and deliver a broad spectrum of global legal services on an efficient, practical and holistic basis. Matthew’s tax experience includes serving as a federal law clerk to Judge Carolyn P Chiechi of the United States Tax Court in Washington, DC. Matthew also holds a master’s degree in tax law from the University of Florida. Chambers recognises Matthew as a leading individual in the area of private wealth law, described by a commentator as “practical” and “dependable” — an adviser who “takes the time to understand the client’s needs and is willing to invest in the relationship”. Matthew also is among the world’s elite private client and trust practitioners selected for Legal Week’s prestigious Private Client Global Elite list.