Matthew Vantusko

Matthew J. Vantusko

Las Vegas

Matt Vantusko assists clients on complex business transactions and projects, with a particular emphasis on energy industry transactions, including project finance, development, investments, and acquisitions.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Matt worked for Nevada-based utilities assisting with renewable project acquisition; negotiating and amending WSPP, NAESB, and ISDA agreements; and managing renewable energy, REC, qualifying facility, and gas transport contracts.


Representative Matters

  • Representation of an independent investment manager in its acquisition of distributed solar PV portfolio with a nameplate capacity of 115 MWAC, comprising 136 projects across 12 states, including California, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Massachusetts
  • Representation of Fortune 100 Utility Holdco for $2 billion senior notes public offering
  • Representation of Generation Company for $900 million senior notes public offering

Professional Highlights

Judicial Externship

Hon. Bruce A. Markell, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada, 2011

Professional Activities

State Bar of Nevada

Recognition & Accomplishments

The Legal 500, Finance - Project Finance, 2021, 2022; Industry Focus - Energy: Renewable/Alternative, 2021-2024



William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (J.D., magna cum laude, 2013)
Notes Editor, Nevada Law Journal
CALI Awards in Energy Law, Federal Courts, and Criminal Law

Cornell University (B.S. 2008)



U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada