Matthew Goings, Esq.
Attorney at Law
Matthew built Goings Legal on his a lifelong affinity for music, a fascination with technology and coding through the UGA New Media Institute, and a love for interpreting the law and helping others. Now, let Matthew use his passions to help you pursue yours.
- Copyright Infringement
- Copyright Registration
- Response to USPTO Office Action (Trademark)
- Trademark Infringement
- Trademark Infringement Consults
- Trademark Registration
- Trademark Search
- Other Trademark & Copyright Matter
- Advisory Agreement
- Business Formation Consults
- Business Licenses & Industry Regulations
- Corporate Dissolution
- Corporate Formation
- Corporate Restructure
- Delaware Incorporation
- Founders Agreement
- Franchise Agreement
- Franchise Disclosure Document
- Joint Venture Formation
- Operating Agreement
- Partnership Formation
- Shareholder Agreement
- Other Business Formation Matter
- Licensing Agreement
- Non-Disclosure Agreement (Commercial)
- SaaS Agreement
- Terms of Service
- User Agreement
"Matthew was very easy to talk to and explained everything clearly and concisely."
"Matt was very professional and made sure we understood everything regarding the trademark process. He took time to answer all of our questions, and helped guide us in the right direction. We would highly recommend him to anyone!"
"Matt was knowledgeable and effective at helping secure my LLC and EIN. Having said that, he could have been more proactive in communicating updates and needs to focus on improving his customer service. On one occasion, until I pushed back, he had expected me to call the IRS Dept of Treasury because he didn’t want to call back and wait on the line again because they had detected an error related to a “Sr.” name designation the was omitted from the registration form."
"Matthew helped me form an LLC for some consulting work. He was efficient and saved me from going through a web-based service. I would definitely recommend him and would use him again. Matthew was the most user-friendly of the people with whom I discussed my needs."
"Matthew handled everything I asked for quickly and professionally, even when I had a family emergency and could not meet as planned. I couldn't have wished for better support! He was very organized and utilized digital client management tools to make everything smooth and efficient, no time was wasted getting to the point of the job. I plan to Mathew for any and all future legal needs. Thanks again!"
"Got the job done!"
May 2016 - Present
General business advising, business entity formation, and governing documents for early stage startups and small businesses.
Trademark advising and registration.
Intellectual property enforcement and dispute resolution.
Georgia Layers for the Arts
Director of Operations
Feb 2017 - Dec 2019
Handled operational aspects of nonprofit.
Maintained CRM system.
Improve efficiency of processes.
Provided in-house legal counsel for pro bono clients.
Managed law student externs and oversaw content creation.
Georgia Lawyers for the Arts
Senior Legal Fellow
Mar 2016 - Feb 2017
Conduct client intake interviews. Review contracts, conduct research, and draft letters for in-house cases. Facilitate case placement with pro bono attorneys.
Apr 2016 - Sep 2016
Drafted, reviewed, and revised various licensing, SaaS, and sales agreements.
Assisted with research for patent and trademark enforcement.
Filed takedown notices on behalf of patent and trademark clients.
Advised client on trademark registrations.
Feb 2015 - Dec 2015
Managed and transitioned company-wide global trademark portfolio to digital medium
Georgia Lawyers for the Arts
Legal Student Intern
Aug 2014 - Dec 2014
Conducted intake interviews and issue spotting for pro bono clients.
Facilitated case placement with pro bono attorneys.
Researched and drafted memos on various intellectual property topics.
Polk County District Attorney's Office
Jul 2014 - Aug 2014
Performed legal research for Assistant District Attorneys. Researched and drafted memo that secured guilty plea in juvenile burglary case. Researched and drafted appellate brief on constitutional issue for successful appeal. Entered plea misdemeanor and felony pleas in Juvenile and Superior Courts.
Lovett & Myers, LLC
May 2013 - Aug 2013
Researched and drafted multiple memoranda and letters on various legal topics.
Researched and drafted motions for summary judgment.