Matthew Pelnar

Matthew Pelnar
San Francisco
+1 415 733 6257
Matthew Pelnar is an associate in Goodwin’s Technology Group. Mr. Pelnar specializes in the representation of founders, emerging growth companies and venture capital firms. Mr. Pelnar’s work with companies spans the entire corporate lifecycle and includes pre-incorporation planning, general corporate representation and counseling, venture capital financings, employment matters, equity matters, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Pelnar also represents venture capital funds and strategic investors in transactions from seed through growth stage financings.

Areas of Practice

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2022, Mr. Pelnar was an associate in the San Francisco office of Crowell & Moring LLP and an early employee and attorney at the legal tech start-up Atrium LLP. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Pelnar was an officer in the United States Marine Corps.




UC Berkeley School of Law

Master of Philosophy

University of Cambridge


University of Massachusetts Amherst



  • California