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Matt Sumrow's Bio


“For over 20 years, I have provided private companies with practical and innovative solutions to their most challenging problems.”


- Matt Sumrow

Based in Orange County, California, Matt Sumrow provides the top-quality legal services while assisting clients to achieve their business and legal objectives. With more than 20 years of roll-up your sleeves, hands on business and transactional experience, Matt represents a wide range of private business and corporate clients. These include startups, tech entities, manufacturers, green tech, software, healthcare, real estate, financial services, and the hospitality business.

Matt brings extensive knowledge of the intricacies of business and corporate law providing services for closely business transactions, contractual matters, joint venture and strategic alliances, mergers & acquisitions, security offerings, financial transactions, emerging companies, venture capital and real property. He has successfully closed deals of a few hundred thousand dollars in value to over $300M in value. Providing skilled guidance for intellectual property matters and infringement disputes, Matt is known for efficiently resolved IP conflicts.


Serving many of the firm’s clients as outside general counsel, Matt’s general corporate experience includes forming and operating corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies. He also advises companies on matters such as stock option plans, profit sharing, executive compensation, buy-sell agreements, consulting contracts, as well as joint venture, vendor and selling and licensing agreements.


Matt’s prior big law firm professional experience includes serving as Senior Counsel at the 200-attorney firm of Allen Matkins. He was also an associate attorney in the corporate department of Arter & Hadden.

Education and Teaching

University of California, Los Angeles, Bachelor’s Degree, 1991

University of California, Hastings College of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1994

Studied International Law at Leiden University, The Netherlands, 1994

Assistant Professor, West Bohemia University Law Faculty, Czech Republic, 1996-98


Affiliations and Admissions

Admitted to the California State Bar

Bruin Professionals Member

ProVisors Member

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