Matthew Wagoner Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Matthew Wagoner

Matthew Wagoner

Outside General Counsel | Complex Commercial Litigation | Corporate | M&A

Albany
Licensed in
NY
Albany Law
School of Union
University

"Great experience working with Matt."

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About
Matt's clients range from startups to fortune 100 companies - he simply loves working with entrepreneurs.

+ General Counsel for businesses from formation to contract negotiation and drafting (SaaS, SDA, licensing, IP, employment, vendors, NDAs, etc...), M&A matters, financing issues, and complex commercial litigation.

+ Represent NYC hedge fund with $15BB under management.

+ Represent clients in multimillion dollar litigation in NYC regarding corporate merger controlled by Delaware law.

+ Represented Chesapeake Energy in litigation with about $500MM at stake.

+ Represented owner in mulit-million dollar sale of 17 stores in
… read more 3 states.
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"Great experience working with Matt."

Intellectual Property Litigation Services
Posted on Apr 13, 2017
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"Highly recommend!"


Posted on Apr 11, 2017
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"Matthew Wagoner has been fantastic to work with... he knows his stuff, clearly explains it and listens to my input. I highly recommend him to anyone considering his services."

Draft Demand Letter for borrower defaulting on Loan
Posted on Nov 11, 2016
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"Matthew Wagoner and team were very responsive, professional and thorough. We had a great experience working with Mr. Wagoner. All of our legal matters were quickly resolved and Matthew had great insight during the process. I highly recommend him and his team, and will continue to use their services in the future. "

Commercial Contracts Review
Posted on Jul 5, 2016
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"Matt was great to work with. Very responsive. "

Contract Review
Posted on Jul 4, 2016
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"Matt, was the second attorney spoke to on upcounsel and the last. He truly is willing to go the extra mile for his clients. "

Review Employment Contracts
Posted on Jul 1, 2016

Work History

The Wagoner Firm, PLLC

Managing Partner

Apr 2014 - Dec 2015

We provide our clients with the In-House Counsel Experience at every stage of their life cycle. Traditional in-house attorneys are costly. And most businesses either cannot afford or do not have the need for a full-time attorney on staff. The Wagoner Firm offers representation packages based on each client’s legal demands and budget. In return for a modest monthly fee, our clients receive direct access to their qualified business attorney so they can focus on what they do best – managing their company.

We understand that our In-House Counsel Experience is not for everyone. That is why we continue to offer a host of individual practice areas focused on Business Law, Litigation, Energy Law and Real Property. Our attorneys are capable of tackling a wide variety of legal issues and we offer our clients multiple of payment options including hourly fees, contingency fees, and project or flat fee arrangements.

We are passionate about developing long-term strategic partnerships with our clients and invest our time and expertise (at our own expense) to understand our clients' legal needs and what keeps them up at night, so we are ultimately able to better able to serve their core needs. We would be happy to discuss whether our In-House Counsel Experience is the right fit for your company.

Apr 2014 - Dec 2015

The West Firm

Associate Attorney/Of Counsel

May 2012 - Aug 2014

May 2012 - Aug 2014

New York State Unified Court System

Principal Law Clerk to Justice

Jan 2010 - May 2012

I gained substantial legal experience working as a law clerk in the New York State court system. In my position as the Principal Law Clerk to a Justice, I worked on a broad range of legal disputes involving commercial contracts, the UCC, piercing the corporate veil, injured workers, motor vehicle negligence, property damage, vicarious liability, property owner liability, insurance coverage, intentional torts, real property and foreclosures. My primary responsibilities included researching and drafting proposed decisions and orders on all applications made to the court, including dispositive motions, trial decisions, evidentiary rulings, discovery disputes, emergency applications and hearings. In addition, I was tasked with guiding parties through settlement negotiations in each stage of litigation; in this role, I achieved great success in assisting parties in developing and ultimately reaching amicable resolutions to their disputes. Finally, I interviewed and managed all of the students that take part in our internship program, which included 18 and 15 during the 2010 and 2011 summers, respectively.

Jan 2010 - May 2012

New York State Unified Court System

Senior Court Attorney to Judge

Mar 2008 - Jan 2010

 Researched and analyzed the applicable law and conferred with Judge on all matters before the court including commercial landlord/tenant, insurance, contract, vehicle negligence and property owner liability
 Drafted confidential memoranda, trial and hearing decisions, motion orders, jury charges and correspondence
 Conducted pre-trial conferences with the goal of settling cases or narrowing the legal issues
 Interviewed, hired and provided day-to-day supervision of 10 interns in the Judicial Intern Program

Mar 2008 - Jan 2010

New York State Unified Court System

Court Attorney to Justices of the NYS Supreme Court

Feb 2007 - Mar 2008

 Researched and drafted proposed decisions and orders for all justices on motions involving a variety of issues, including labor law, contract, arbitration, motor vehicle accidents and property owner liability

Feb 2007 - Mar 2008

Crane, Greene & Parente

Law Clerk and Legal Intern

Jun 1999 - May 2006

 Performed legal research and drafted memoranda of law, corporate governance documents, contracts, complaints, motions and letters to governmental agencies and clients
 Assisted in trial and appellate preparations, depositions, real estate closings and tax certiorari disputes
 Performed various tasks including, discrete research, trial exhibit preparation and maintaining the filing system
 Responsible for filing pleadings with federal, state and local courts; updating business records with the Secretary of State; obtaining public records; serving process; and assisting at civil and criminal trials

Jun 1999 - May 2006

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