Matthew D. Wagoner
As an experienced commercial litigator and transactional attorney, Matt founded the firm and assembled its team based on his belief that traditional law firms do not adequately serve the business community. Matt, together with the firm’s seasoned attorneys focus on providing value above all by blending their legal advice with practical business counsel based on their own unique entrepreneurial experience. The groundswell of new products and services being on market has created a demand for the unconventional practice of law, which has helped the firm grow exponentially since its formation in 2014. Client’s expectations of attorneys and the practice of law has changed dramatically, but traditional firms have failed to even acknowledge this. Matt gets it. Today’s businesses require more than what those firms can offer. This demand was the impetus for Matt founding this firm as well as our flagship In-House Counsel Experience.
Matt began his legal career in New York City where he served as the Principal Law Clerk to a Supreme Court Justice in one of the busiest and most diverse jurisdictions in the world. There, Matt worked on a broad range of lawsuits involving breach of contract, piercing the corporate veil, trademark and trade secret protection, non-disclosure agreements and confidential information, covenants not to compete and other restrictive covenants, vicarious liability, personal injury, property damage, insurance coverage, and real property disputes and transactions. Matt was responsible for drafting proposed decisions and orders on all applications made to the court, including dispositive motions, emergency temporary restraining order applications and bench trials. Matt was also responsible for guiding parties through settlement negotiations in each stage of litigation. He was extremely effective in this role, and achieved great success in facilitating creative, amicable resolutions to disputes.
Before starting the firm, Matt worked at one of New York’s more notable boutique law firms where he focused on representing large, national and regional clients with a variety of business and litigation matters including highly complex commercial disputes, corporate governance matters and regulatory compliance.
Matt credits his parents for fostering his uncompromising work ethic, loyalty, and much of what he defines as success. And he credits (and thanks) his wife for inspiring and enabling him to pursue his passion.