Matthew J. Press, Partner
Matthew is an experienced commercial litigator and business advisor whose practice includes complex commercial litigation, securities litigation, real estate litigation, intellectual property matters, contract drafting and negotiation, and general business and legal advice.
Matthew previously served as General Counsel to the New York real estate developer and entrepreneur Sheldon H. Solow, who ranks in the top 500 in Forbes’ list of the world’s billionaires. At Solow Realty & Development Company, Matthew collaborated on overall legal and business strategy, advised in connection with major financial and real estate transactions, conducted due diligence and investigations, developed corporate policies, and rendered advice on and supervised a diverse range of high profile domestic and international disputes and litigation matters concerning real property interests, land use, art, intellectual property, securities, insurance, bankruptcy and other complex matters.
Prior to joining Solow Realty & Development Company, Matthew practiced cutting edge litigation at the international law firms of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, Sidley, Austin, Brown & Wood and Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, including many significant matters on behalf of domestic and international companies in state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court, as well as in domestic and international arbitral fora. For example, Matthew represented clients in a $3 billion dollar international accounting fraud litigation, an internal investigation of a Swiss financial services company, an international securities litigation arising from a failed hedging program, and in objections by distressed investors to a coercive securities class action settlement. Matthew also represented civil rights litigants, and co-authored briefs on behalf of amici curiae before the United States Supreme Court, on critical issues of Constitutional law.
Upon graduation from law school, Matthew served as a law clerk to The Honorable Herbert J. Hutton, of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Matthew graduated magna cum laude from Boston University School of Law in 1997, where he served as Articles Editor on the Boston University Law Review, was the recipient of the Dean's Award in Corporate Taxation, and was named Edward F. Hennessy Scholar, Paul J. Liacos Distinguished Scholar and G. Joseph Tauro Scholar.