Matthew B. Ames

Partner Atlanta
(404) 962-3531
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Education
  • University of Florida
    B.A., 1995
  • University of Florida
    J.D., 1998, with honors; Senior Executive Editor, Florida Journal of International Law
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia, 1998
About Matt
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  • Who do you represent?

    I am privileged to represent a diverse range of clients throughout the Southeast, with most concentrated within in the Atlanta community. The three principal categories of clients I represent are software/technology companies, clients in the financial services industries, and clients in the arts, hospitality, and entertainment industries. My practice is drawn to creative, energetic businesses and personalities.  

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MORE ABOUT Matt
  • Successful federal court defense of engineering contract: Successfully defended local engineering firm in contract suit brought by vendor concerning tax liabilities for multi-million dollar residential development, resulting in dismissal of suit and award of attorney's fees. (2013)  
  • Successful protection of trade secrets from departing employee and competitor: Obtained a temporary and permanent injunction on behalf of technology company seeking to prevent a competitor from exploiting trade secret information misappropriated by a former employee hacking into company's secure network. (2013)
  • Successful defense of trade secret dispute: Part of a team effort that successfully defended local technology company in high-stakes action for alleged trade secret misappropriation against one of its main competitors. (2013) 
  • Successful protection of trademarks against infringing use: On behalf of client in the entertainment industry, obtained federal court injunction prohibiting competitor from adopting confusingly similar branding and trademarks. (2011) 
  • Successful defense of popular restaurant in suit against condominium association: On behalf of iconic local bar and restaurant, successfully argued for dismissal of suit brought against it by condominium association concerning liability for payment of utilities. (2010)
  • Successful resolution of earn-out disputes: Successfully defended technology company in a pair of earn-out disputes stemming from business unit acquisitions. (2014)
  • Successful recovery in franchise dispute: Netted $2 million recovery for franchisee in the technology industry in an action against its franchisor for constructive termination and breach of the franchise agreement. (2004)
     
      Education
      • University of Florida, B.A., 1995
      • University of Florida, J.D., 1998, with honors; Senior Executive Editor, Florida Journal of International Law
      Bar Admissions
      • Georgia, 1998
      Awards & Accolades
      • Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2005 - 2012   
      • Georgia Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2015 - present  
       
      Community Involvement
      • Dad's Garage Theatre Company, Board of Directors, Former President
      • Jewish Family & Career Services "Tools for Leaders" Program
      • Metro Atlanta Arts & Culture Coalition Leadership Program, Class of 2008 
      • Jewish Family & Career Services, Board of Directors, 2009-2014  
      • Orangehalo.com, Advisory Board, 2009 - present