Matthew Hess is among those rarest of attorneys: a true utility player. Over the past 20 years, he has acquired material experience across an unusually broad range of subject matters, including both transactional and litigation matters. He often works in relation to the entertainment and real estate industries.
As to transactional matters, Mr. Hess has negotiated and drafted commercial leases in Class A office buildings and shopping centers; information technology procurement agreements; agreements relating to the licensing, purchase and sale of music royalty, motion picture distribution, and television distribution rights; copyright and trademark licensing agreements; franchise and area development agreements; UCC foreclosure sales agreement; business agreements; nondisclosure agreements; stock sales and asset purchase agreements; secured lending agreements; and high-level employment agreements.
As a litigator, Mr. Hess boasts an impressive record of victories at trial and on appeal. His most recent victories include a $33,000,000 judgment in a vigorously litigated copyright infringement suit. Mr. Hess focuses most often on class action, anti-trust, intellectual property and other commercial disputes. He has won 5 of 6 trials.