Matthew S. DeAntonio

Legal Assistant
Crystal Hester
P: 704.338.6133

Matt DeAntonio is a business litigator who helps his clients navigate complex commercial disputes. His clients range from multinational corporations to closely held companies. He has tried multiple cases to jury verdict and has appeared in state and federal appellate courts. Matt brings a strategic, problem- solving approach to litigation and works tirelessly to achieve results that advance his clients’ business needs.

A significant portion of Matt’s practice involves representing franchisors in litigation matters such as franchisee terminations and enforcement of post-termination covenants. He understands the unique relationship between franchisors and franchisees, and works to help his clients build and strengthen their franchise systems.

Matt also litigates trademark infringement cases for both franchise and non-franchise clients. Whether representing a trademark owner or an accused infringer, he is well-versed in representing his clients’ trademark interests in administrative actions before the United States Patent & Trademark Office, preliminary injunction proceedings, jury trials and appeals.

Matt is experienced in representing clients in a variety of other commercial matters, such as:

  • Corporate governance disputes, including disputes arising out of corporate and LLC operation agreements and the formation of partnerships and joint ventures
  • Business contract disputes, including disputes arising out of sales contracts, distribution agreements, commercial leases, and financing agreements
  • Deal disputes, including breach of warranty and earn-out claims arising out of asset purchase and stock purchase agreements
  • Business divorces, including non-compete and trade secret cases
  • Labor and employment disputes, including matters involving discrimination, retaliation, and hostile work environment
  • Disputes relating to investment and private equity funds
  • Defamation and the First Amendment