Brian P. Matthews is an associate in the Litigation and Real Estate Departments, focusing his practice on commercial litigation.
Brian is a passionate litigator with experience representing clients in all forms of civil litigation at both the state and federal level. His work encompasses all phases of commercial litigation from pre-litigation investigation and guidance through discovery and trial. Brian also has experience representing clients in mediation, arbitration, appeals, class actions, and multidistrict litigation. He has appeared in state and federal courts throughout the country representing local, national, and global companies. Drawing on his broad spectrum of experience, Brian plans and implements both offensive and defensive strategies to achieve beneficial results for his clients.
Examples of Brian’s recent successes include:
- Successfully challenging and invalidating an overbroad non-compete provision included as part of a business sale agreement.
- Representing a commercial real estate enterprise in defending the Board of Managers’ application of the company’s operating agreement.
- Representing a private equity firm as a member of a joint venture in a dispute against the other member involving a multi-million dollar development in Brooklyn, New York.
- Counseling a book and magazine distributor in professional malpractice claims against a regional law firm in connection with advice concerning its ERISA planning.
- Litigating and successfully resolving multiple claims brought against the developer of a mall in Central Florida related to the development of the mall property.
- Defending and prosecuting numerous breach of fiduciary duty and fraud claims against a variety of local corporations.
Brian earned his B.A. in Biology from the College of the Holy Cross and his J.D. from Rutgers Law School, where he served as co-chair of the Moot Court Board and as a Submissions Editor for the Women’s Rights Law Reporter. At graduation, Brian received the Myron Harkavy Prize, awarded to the student showing the most promise as a trial lawyer. Following law school, Brian served as law clerk to the Honorable Ronald B. Graves, J.A.D. (ret.) in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division.