I've had the pleasure and privilege of working with Matthew Staples on a regular basis for just over two years. Matthew serves as primary outside counsel to our social media technology company and has negotiated the majority of our contracts with our Global 2000 clients. Matthew is a consummate professional--he is diligent and timely in his work and we rely on his guidance without hesitation. Matthew possesses a keen and comprehensive mastery of the nuances of intellectual property law and the broader field of technology-related contract drafting and negotiation. He appreciates and adeptly negotiates the balance between serving as a zealous advocate for his clients and working to close the deal in a way that leaves all parties feeling satisfied with the outcome. I look forward to working with Matthew for years to come and recommend him without hesitation.