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Berger Singerman Expands Intellectual Property Offerings with Addition of Matthew S. Nelles

February 17, 2017

Certified by The Florida Bar in Intellectual Property Law, Nelles Brings More than Two Decades of Experience to the Firm’s Dispute Resolution Team

MIAMI, FL –  Berger Singerman, Florida’s business law firm, is pleased to announce that intellectual property and commercial litigator Matthew S. Nelles has joined the firm as a partner on the Dispute Resolution Team. Nelles will continue to serve his worldwide and industrywide clients from Berger Singerman’s Fort Lauderdale office.

Nelles focuses his practice on complex commercial and intellectual property disputes, including patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret and internet liability cases. He has successfully represented Fortune 500 companies in IP disputes as well as high-profile music entertainers and record companies in copyright and publicity litigation, while frequently working with out-of-state firms whose clients are involved in litigation in Florida. He has assisted clients with procuring trademarks and copyrights, as well as drafting license agreements. Additionally, Nelles has an extensive background in broad commercial and business litigation, including disputes arising in the areas of business defamation, real estate, banking and lending liability, professional liability and insurance.

“Matt has extensive knowledge of the intricacies of intellectual property law based on his technical background,  his business experience before his legal career  and his many past successes, and he will complement and add yet more depth to  the talent of our Dispute Resolution Team  in this important specialized practice area,” said Paul Steven Singerman, Co-chair of Berger Singerman.  “We are very pleased that Matt was attracted to our collaborative and entrepreneurial culture. We look forward to having him on our team.”

Nelles is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Intellectual Property Law, and is also a Registered Patent Attorney with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. He has frequently spoken on various intellectual property topics, and has been published numerous times in publications such as the Association of Corporate Counsel and the South Florida Legal Guide.

Prior to joining Berger Singerman, he was a partner at Broad and Cassel where he specialized in commercial litigation and intellectual property law, and earlier was a partner at Ruden McClosky. He was named one of 2015’s Most Effective Lawyers in the Intellectual Property category by Daily Business Review.

Nelles is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Federal Bar Association’s South Florida chapter. He is the past president of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Florida. Recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated attorney, Nelles is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Nova Southeastern University’s Shephard Broad Law Center, and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University.

Nelles is the latest high-profile addition to join the firm, which include Colin Roopnarine the immediate past General Counsel for the Office of Financial Regulation (Tallahassee); Adriana Kostencki, the President of the Venezuelan American National Bar Association (Miami); Pamela Marsh, the former United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida (Tallahassee); Jeff Bartel, a seasoned administrative law and land use lawyer (Miami); Michael Higer, the current President-Elect of The Florida Bar (Miami); Katie Phang, the current President-Elect for The Florida Association for Women Lawyers' Miami-Dade Chapter (Miami); and Floyd Self, the current President of the Southeastern Chapter of the Energy Bar Association (Tallahassee), and Mark Wisniewski, a veteran corporate and federal tax law attorney (Miami).