|NY||Resigned from bar - disciplinary reason||2008||06/26/2017|
|NJ||License Administratively Revoked||2007||07/15/2017|
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
This means the attorney resigned in order to avoid being disbarred. "Disbarment" is the most serious penalty for a lawyer.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|"Young Outstanding Lawyer of the Year Award (Semi-Finalist)||New York State Bar Association||2008|
|3rd Place (Eastern Regionals)||Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court Competition||2006|
|President & Founder||THE PEKSQUIRE GROUP||2014 - Present|
|Managing Partner||CARTER PEK, P.C.||2011 - 2014|
|General Counsel||ORGANICOA, LLC||2009 - 2011|
|Associate||GUZOV OFSINK, LLC||2007 - 2009|
|Student Law Clerk||PAVIA & HARCOURT, LLP||2006 - 2007|
|Summer Associate||WANDER & ASSOCIATES, PC||2006 - 2006|
|Law Clerk||U.S. Magistrate Gabriel W. Gorenstein||2005 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Brooklyn Law School Alumni Board of Admissions||Board Member||2009 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Attorney Member||2007 - Present|
|New York City Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Cohen v. Google (& the Anonymous Blogger) (100012/09) (N.Y.Sup.)(JAM)||Petition Granted (But See Negative Treatment)|
|Danica Group, LLC v. Chelsea Luxury Condos LLC, No. 110446/08 (Tolub, J.)||Successful defense/dismissal of case against clients.|
|Vitra v. Soho House LLC, No. 118259/03 (N.Y.Sup. 09/05 to 10/08)||After numerous changes of counsel, JHO Gammerman assigned the case to the Hon. Shirley Kornreich, Supreme Court Justice, and on day 1 of trial, the case settled in the millions as Debra Guzov calmly approached the podium for Plaintiff.|
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|"The Issuer's Guide to PIPES: New Markets, Deal Structures, and Global Opportunities for Private Investment in Public Equity" (Bloomberg Press)||Co-Author, Chapter 10: "Placement Agent Agreements"||2009|
|South Carolina Journal of International Law and Business||Author, Law Review Article (South Carolina Journal of International Law & Business)||2008|
|Brooklyn Law School||IP, Civil Litigation, Trial Advocacy||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|The Beijing University of International Business & Economics||International Telecommunications Law||(Part of Brooklyn Law School's J.D. Program)||2006|
|Emory University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2003|
Posted by Justin
I'm a freelance writer, and Matthew Pek represented me a few years ago in a copyright dispute with a client. After being referred to him, I found Mr. Pek to be the best advocate I've ever had. He was always quick to answer emails and phone calls, even about the smallest matter, and he made sure to brief me on the progress of the case, breaking it down into language that even I could understand. I had been leery of lawyers in the past , but Mr. Pek changed this with his representation. He settled the case for me, to my satisfaction, and was never less than personable, professional, and above all, extremely effective. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Jackson
I was referred to Matt Pek through a close friend in the fashion industry with me, who was very highly recommended as a young, smart, and fearless TM litigator in the fashion world of NYC who had experience in trademark and copyright infringement cases..
I contacted Matt after hearing this word-of-mouth endorsement and he did not disappoint, but in fact proved to be a personal hero in a rather stressful (traumatic really) legal matter where a big designer fashion design co. sued me and my brand/label for trade mark infringement and false advertising and unfair competition in federal court in downtown Manhattan. Actually me my business partner and my company were all charged with infringement of the plaintiff (designer label)'s trademarks, "trade dress" and other charges of misapproriation of a well known plaintiff designer's intellectual property, and were all defendants in the federal case.
Matt took me our case and was our trademark defense lawyer, which was in Federal court in NYC .... and got all 3 of us dismissed as defendants in 3-4 months, when he actually estimated 6 months for a decision on our motion to dismiss that he filed to defeat the plaintiff's bogus trademark allegations.
Other than being busy - which I knew him to be based on my referring colleague, and which was obvious at our first consultation in person (which btw he did for free :) -- which made him somewhat hard to reach at times, but then again which I've learned is pretty typical for most NYC lawyers - it really all paid off AMAZINGLY for us in the end, and allowed us and our models/employees to showcase our designs and collections in time for the next season's Fashion Week in NY.
Mr. Pek is young, energetic, loyal as can be, and VERY clearly knows his stuff (easy to see right away). And aside from being hard to reach from time to time, he really played a huge part in protecting (and even promoting - as Matt was clearly experienced in high-end retail, design, branding and son on) our fall fashion lines, which were going to be enjoined and prohibited by a federal judge or seized if we we didn't have a lawyer like Matt to defend our company - he's very bright, very sharp and FEARLESS trademark attorney who did us proud, even winning us a declaration judgment proving our brand was innocent and independent of the much larger plaintiff designers' intellectual property and trademarks.
Super smart guy, surprisingly down to earth, young, vibrant fair and approachable. Highly recommend!
Posted by anonymous
I was referred to Matthew by colleague who had hired him on 2 or 3 occasions , and was obviously quite pleased with his work. When I found myself in a predicament with an employer, I was advised to call him for a consult. I was very pleased that Matt was very bright, had a very thorough understanding of corporate and commercial law, and, since he was a solo, had experience in many other areas, was not averse to research, had a significant amount of trial experience, as opposed to many attorneys in his age group who are spending days at the law library for the partners doing research and haven't written a motion since law school let alone seen the inside of a courthouse to do anything other than drop off and file lawsuits and complaints.
Since hiring Matt he has worked tirelessly on my behalf, and with much success on the long journey we are on, to win the many small battles the make up the Larger war we are waging. He helps keep my spiritvs up when I am feeling deflated, and is a truly empathetic, kind, and a
dedicated person- both to his clients and to the notion of justice. Matthew is not only my attorney for my current litigation, but is also my counsel in business related matters for my own consulting company. I trust him implicitly.
Any review speaking negative makes me suspect of what the person was realistically expecting Mr Pek to do, as he has not a deceitful bone in his body. I suspect that review by the poor English is by someone who misunderstood expectations, and it should be removed as it us spiteful and no t helpful, which is against the guidelines.
Jordan Rand, Insurance Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. Matthew is a true advocate. He is passionate, always prepared and ever professional. Most importantly, Matthew is trustworthy. His clients' interest come before his own, which likely explains the exceptional results he achieves for them.
Byron Hakimi, Commercial real estate Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Matthew Pek is an extremely bright and talented attorney. I’ve known Matthew for over 15 years and he’s of the highest professional and personal integrity. When it comes to litigation, Matthew is a tenacious lawyer with exceptional skill and knowledge. He dedicates himself to every case and fights tooth and nail to secure a favorable outcome for his clients. I endorse this lawyer.
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