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Matthew J. Meyer - Tampa, FL

100 South Ashley DriveSuite 1740 Tampa, FL 33602 - 5319

Updated: 08/28/2018

Tampa National Trial Practice Lawyer

Overview

Mr. Meyer, one of the law firm's founding partners, is resident in the Tampa office. His litigation practice focuses on business, franchise, real estate, and construction disputes. He handles litigation matters throughout Florida's state and federal courts, as well as the state and federal courts located in other states. Mr. Meyer has experience trying cases before judges, juries, and arbitration panels, as well as securing preliminary and permanent injunctions.

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Mr. Meyer, one of the law firm's founding partners, is resident in the Tampa office. His litigation practice focuses on business, franchise, real estate, and construction disputes. He handles litigation matters throughout Florida's state and federal courts, as well as the state and federal courts located in other states. Mr. Meyer has experience trying cases before judges, juries, and arbitration panels, as well as securing preliminary and permanent injunctions.

Mr. Meyer's business litigation experience includes minority shareholder disputes, contract litigation, the enforcement of restrictive covenants such as non-competition agreements, director and officer liability litigation, insurance coverage disputes, and business tort claims. His experience includes the representation of Fortune 100 companies, mid-sized and small businesses, and entrepreneurs.

Mr. Meyer's franchise litigation experience includes the prosecution and defense of claims involving franchise law violations, the enforcement and defense of confidentiality and non-competition covenants, and the enforcement and defense of intellectual property claims, such as trademark and copyright violations. Mr. Meyer's experience includes the representation of both franchisors and franchisees.

Mr. Meyer's real estate litigation experience includes the enforcement of restrictive covenants contained in community documents, the prosecution and defense of foreclosure claims, real estate contract litigation, the enforcement and defense of lien claims, and claims involving the reformation of deeds. Mr. Meyer's real estate clients have included developers, contractors, property owners, and real estate brokers.

Mr. Meyer's experience with construction litigation includes construction defect claims, delay claims, the enforcement and defense of construction liens, contract and warranty disputes, claims involving excessive sound transmission in multi-unit residential construction, product defect litigation, insurance coverage disputes, and personal injury claims related to construction sites. Mr. Meyer's clients have included builders, owners, and material suppliers.

Originally from Wisconsin, Mr. Meyer moved to Florida in 1997 after completing a clerkship with United States Senator Connie Mack in Washington, D.C. and graduating from law school. He resides in Tampa with his wife, son, and daughter.

About Matthew J. Meyer

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • National Trial Practice
  • Business & Contract Litigation
  • Real Estate & Construction Litigation
  • Franchise Litigation
  • Products Liability & Personal Injury Defense Litigation
  • Employment & Non-Competition Litigation

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • J. Clifford Cheatwood American Inn of Court (Barrister)
  • American Bar Association (Franchising and Construction Sections)
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • University of Tampa, Board of Fellows

Classes and Seminars

  • When, Where and How to Enforce Non-Competition and Confidentiality Agreements Against Former Employees: Practical Considerations and Best Practices, Hillsborough County Bar Association, March 25, 2015 - Present

Past Positions

  • DLA Piper US LLP (Tampa Office), Partner

Education

  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri, 1997
    J.D.
  • Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois, May, 1994
    B.S.
    Honors: Cum Laude
    Major: Business Administration
    Minor: Philosophy

Articles

Published Works

  • They Are Violating the Preliminary Injunction, Now What?, American Bar Association, The Franchise Lawyer, Winter, 2015
  • Florida LLCs: When Can One Member Directly Sue Another?, Ansa Assuncao LLP Website Blog, September, 2014
  • Alternative Fee Arrangements: Effective and Efficient, Lawyer Magazine, Hillsborough County Bar Association, November, 2010
  • Navigating and Surviving the Mortgage Crisis, Florida Real Estate Journal, November, 2010
  • Florida Court of Appeal Applies Statute of Repose to Construction Defect Claim, Ansa Assuncao LLP Website Blog, May, 2015
  • Florida District Court of Appeal Requires Evidentiary Hearing to Determine Amount of Bond for Injunction Enforcing Non-Compete Agreement, Ansa Assuncao LLP Website Blog (Florida Case Law Update), June, 2012
  • Florida District Court of Appeal Declines to Enforce Venue Selection Provision of Contract, Ansa Assuncao LLP Website Blog (Florida Case Law Update), October, 2012
  • Florida District Court of Appeal Re-Affirms Doctrine that Summary Judgment Prior to Close of Discovery is Improper, Ansa Assuncao LLP Website Blog (Florida Case Law Update), June, 2012

Office Information

Address

100 South Ashley DriveSuite 1740 Tampa, FL 33602 - 5319

Fax

  • (813) 221-6206

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