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Attorney and certified public accountant, Matthew Negrin focuses his practice on legal malpractice and business litigation matters. For corporate clients and high net worth individuals, Matthew serves as a front-line resource for making smart legal and business decisions. In addition to being an experienced litigator and trial lawyer, Matthew also serves as outside general counsel for small and medium-size companies. Matthew is licensed to practice law in California and Florida.
Matthew’s transactional practice includes standard services like negotiating contracts, preparing entity formation documentation, and addressing financing and real estate issues, such as the purchase and sale of assets, mergers and other acquisitions, capital-raising transactions, preparation or review of business contracts, and day-to-day counseling on legal business matters.
Having litigated many cases from inception through trial, Matthew prides himself on being a “cradle to grave” litigator. His experience with legal malpractice matters runs the gamut, from conflicts of interest to claims involving civil RICO, in industries as varied as real estate and tax. Additionally, Matthew is experienced in representing companies and individuals in business litigation, real estate litigation, entertainment, insurance and corporate matters.
Matthew has represented clients before the State Courts of California, California Courts of Appeal, Federal Courts of California, and other jurisdictions. He represented shareholders of a closely held corporation in the sale of all its outstanding stock to a large multi-national company for $27 million. He also researched and implemented a successful tax savings strategy for a business utilizing enterprise zone hiring tax credits. Additionally, Matthew secured a $16 million judgment on behalf of a client at an NASD (now FINRA) arbitration hearing. He also successfully defended the largest independent broker-dealer in Utah before the Securities and Exchange Commission during the investigation and litigation phases of the dispute, including on-the-record testimony, over alleged improper B-share purchases.
From 2019-2020, Matthew was named a Southern California Super Lawyer by the publishers of Los Angeles Magazine. In 2020, he was named Southern California Business Litigator of the Year by the publishers of US Business News. And in 2019, he was named a Top Attorney by the publishers of Pasadena Magazine.
Matthew is Secretary of the Southern California Chapter of the American Academy of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Tree Academy, an innovative non-profit school.
Matthew graduated from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University and from Loyola Law School, where he served as Technical Editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review.