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Matthew Odgers

Business Attorney at Carlsbad, CA

4.7   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Business
    40%
    I help entrepreneurs and small business owners choose and form the correct business entity, draft and negotiate contracts, leases, buy-sell agreements, employment agreements, and equipment leases.

    12 years, 52 cases

  2. Health care
    40%
    We set up California medical and dental professionals form professional corporations, negotiate/review/ and draft asset purchase agreements for buying or selling practices, non-compete agreements, associate agreements, equipment leases, and office leases.

    12 years, 35 cases

  3. Estate planning
    10%
    We help families with assets valued under 10 million dollars protect their hard earned wealth and control how it is managed upon incapacity and ultimately upon death.

    12 years, 52 cases

  4. Probate
    10%
    Carlsbad and San Diego Probate Law

    6 years, 5 cases

I focus on working with professional clients, including dental and medical professionals, as well as business owners and entrepreneurs. My practice offers a series of services tailored to the needs of these clients with an emphasis on business formation, asset protection, contracts drafting, and negotiating buy-sell agreements. Additionally, my estate-planning expertise is designed to help clients achieve their personal goals while minimizing the tax consequences and other issues associated with the implementation of their estate plans. I provide assistance with drafting and executing estate-planning documents, addressing specific legal and non-legal personal estate-related concerns. In sum, I offer comprehensive guidance that covers more than just drafting and implementing client documents. Each client relationship requires a unique solution and I believe that customized business and estate plans geared towards these specific solutions are important. However, these documents are more than just a list of wishes. As such, I consider myself to be more than just a legal guide in this process and I pride myself on taking premium care of my clients’ needs.

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Location

Opelon LLP- a Trust, Estate & Probate Law Firm
1901 Camino Vida Roble, Ste 121, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad, CA, 92008

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
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Posted by Patrick B. | June 27, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Super Responsive and knowledgable
I had a consult with Attorney Matt Odgers after reading about asset protection trusts for physicians. He laid out all the pros and cons and gave me an honest opinion based on my situation and didn't try to sell me with fear. At this time I concluded that it wasn't necessary for me but in a few years I will definitely be back for his assistance!
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Posted by Bruce | January 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Finally, a good attorney!
Matt Odgers handled my Child Support issue like a champ. Over the years I've had several attorneys help me to no avail. Matt was referred to me, but I didn't think he would get the best results I could ask for. He was on it. Not only did he do it expediently, he saved me several thousands of dollars. Thank you, Odgers Law Firm. You are the best.
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Posted by Abe Viramontes | April 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Business Owner
Matt is currently helping me set up an LLC. His knowledge and experience have made the process easy & stress-free. Matt is patient with all my questions, taking the time to ensure that I am informed about the choices I make. I highly recommend Odgers Law Group.
Response from Matthew Odgers June 3, 2016
Thank you Abe, it was a pleasure working with you and I cant wait to see all of your success in business!
Posted by Carl | January 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Associate Director
I would highly recommend Matthew Odgers. I needed help with legal guidance regarding business employment contracts and an ownership agreement. Matt is very easy to work with as he is able to explain things in a down to earth manner making complex issues understandable. Matt is a reputable professional and a genuine person.
Response from Matthew Odgers June 3, 2016
Thanks Carl!
Posted by Dustin | February 24, 2015
Perfect partner for my Start-up business
Matt was instrumental in helping me navigate through a difficult partnership buyout last year. He was knowledgeable, courteous and super easy to work with. Matt listened to all my concerns and offered tremendous advice while drafting a bullet proof new Operating Agreement. As an entrepreneur, I feel like I could not have found a better attorney to have in my corner. I look forward to working with him for years to come. Highly recommend!
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Response from Matthew Odgers August 10, 2016
I have been impressed with how your business has grown, keep up the great work!
Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2014
5-Star Rating for Matthew Odgers, Esq. -- highly recommended this attorney for family, probate, will and estate related issues
I worked with Matthew Odgers on some estate settlement issues related to real estate and investments my parents had. He was very knowledgeable, and was able to quickly provide the assistance needed to successfully bring closure to my parents' estate. He was fast and responive, and I felt like his fees were very fair and reasonable. There were no surprises. I plan on using Mr. Odgers to assist with my own will and estate planning needs.
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Posted by Albert | August 20, 2014
Trust
Matt was very professional and knowledgeable about what was best for us. We have a brand new baby and this one more step to piece of mind.
Posted by Kirk | May 5, 2014
Integrity Matters!
Matthew Odgers exemplifies integrity. Estate planning is something both powerful and delicate, requiring a balance of directness and grace. Matthew has both of these qualities. He is able to ask the necessary questions, while holding his clients up with dignity and respect. His thoughtfulness, thoroughness and approach are phenomenal. I will be working with Matthew for the foreseeable future and will recommend him to anyone I care about for their estate planning needs.
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Posted by Christopher | February 21, 2014
Thorough Business Law Practice
Matthew has assisted me with the start up of my business. His knowledge and experience made the process extremely smooth and fluent. I was very impressed with how resourceful he was and would highly recommend his expertise to ease any legal issues involved with starting a business.
Posted by S. Lee | December 28, 2013
Personable, Empathetic, Smart and Trustworthy! Without a Doubt, Worth Every Penny!!!
Matt has a wealth of knowledge on Estate Planning for young families. After taking the time to do a very in-depth interview, Matt laid out all of my options and provided informative answers to my questions. He brought up some key issues that I had not even considered that were incredibly in-line with what I wanted for my family. On top of everything else, his prices were very reasonable, and he is incredibly personable. I would not hesitate for a second in recommending him to others.
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Posted by Clayton | December 20, 2013
Great experience, and incredibly knowledgeable
Mr. Odgers is an outstanding attorney and I would highly recommend him to anyone who has a business dispute arise. He was quick to respond when I first contacted him and he was incredibly patient and thorough when answers all of my questions. He ended up coming to a better solution that I ever imagined possible, as well as salvaged the relationship with the business I was in dispute with. It really was a pleasure working with Mr. Odgers and If I ever find myself in need of a great lawyer again he will be my go-to guy.
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Posted by Tony | September 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I wouldn't use
I hired Matthew Odgers to review a contract for a 6 figure deal, he was extremely difficult to get a hold of. I was constantly told by his secretary that he was busy & would call me back. Horrible service, I personally would never use again & regret ever using this firm.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 450-450 per hour
  • Pro bono 15 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/ Attorney
  • Odgers Law Group
  • 2013 - Present
  • Pro Bono Asylum Attorney
  • Casa De Cornelia
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Research Assistant
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Pro Bono Legal Assistant
  • International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Legal Intern
  • Law Office of Robert J. Reynolds
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Legal Assistant
  • Catalano & Catalano
  • 2007 - 2008
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Education

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2012
  • Purdue University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006
  • Ramona High School
  • Diploma
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Convertible Note Purchase Agreement
  • Successful
  • Employment Agreement
  • Completed
  • Dental Partnership
  • Successful Partnership
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Associations

  • TJSL Alumni Board
  • Board Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • North San Diego Business Chamber
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • North County Business Chamber
  • Emerging Leaders Advisory Board
  • 2016 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Business & Corporate Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Estate Planning Trust and Probate Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association, New Lawyer Division
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Vice Chair
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Business Networking International
  • President
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Casa De Cornelia
  • Pro Bono Attorney
  • 2014 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Business Attorney San Diego
  • 3 Best Rated
  • 2019
  • 2018 San Diego Next Top Business Leaders Under 40-Finalist
  • San Diego Business Journal
  • 2018
  • 2018 San Diego Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Best of the Bar 2017
  • San Diego Business Journal
  • 2017
  • Nominated-ABA On the Rise - Top 40 Young Lawyers Award
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • 2017
  • Entrepreneur 360™ Best Company
  • Entrepreneur.com
  • 2017
  • 2017 San Diego Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Best of the Bar 2016
  • San Diego Business Journal
  • 2016
  • Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services
  • State Bar of California
  • 2016
  • Nominated Top Attorneys 2015 -Corporate Transactional
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2015
  • Young Attorney Award 2014
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2014
  • Young Attorney 2014 Nominee
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2014
  • Certificate in Global Legal Studies
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law Student Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Honors
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law Student Bar Association
  • 2012
  • 1st Place Intra-team competition- ADR Society
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law Student Bar Association
  • 2012
  • 1st place Intra-Team Competition- ADR Society
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law Student Bar Association
  • 2011
  • Honor Roll
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law Student Bar Association
  • 2011
  • High Grade Award
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law Student Bar Association
  • 2011
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Publications

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Attorney endorsements

Received (24)
Given (45)
Endorse Matthew
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Matt - he is a great advocate and very well liked in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Matt for several years and highly recommend him. Matt is extremely knowledgeable and trustworthy. He has an in-depth working understanding of the law."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of consulting with Matt on various occasions, and each time has been extremely pleasurable. He is highly intelligent and skilled in his field. In addition to being a great lawyer, he is a quality and trustworthy person. I highly recommend this attorney for quality representation at reasonable prices."
Business Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Matt Odgers. He's focused, calm, and thinks analytically which is a huge asset. When someone asks me questions about buying or selling a business, or estate planning, I get Matt on the phone as soon as I can. I don't recommend that many people, but I do recommend Mr. Odgers."
Health care Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew has always been a warm, honest and hardworking individual. Importantly, Matt has a great legal mind, which I've experienced first-hand when interacting with him and his clients. Without question, I endorse ​Matthew Odgers."
Estate planning Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew Odgers offers a wealth of knowledge and a passionate commitment to all of his clients. He is truth-worthy and dependable and I highly recommend his services."
Business Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matthew is extremely knowledgeable in Estate Planning and Business law. He has a unique ability to communicate complicated legal issues in ways that can be easily understood and which create a sense of confidence and trust. His attention to detail and willingness to go above and beyond his clients' needs make him a tremendous addition to the legal community."
Business Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in business law, and he has excellent communication skills with his clients and other attorneys. I fully endorse this attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Matt since 2010. He is incredibly hard working and he is very dedicated to getting the best results for his clients. Without reservation, I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matthew is professional, attentive to detail, and very personable with his clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Odgers is one of the sharpest up-and-coming Estate Planning and Business Law attorneys in San Diego and has begun to carve out a brilliant niche for himself, representing medical and dental professionals in complex practice transactions through the use of buy-sell agreements. He has a thorough understanding of the law and continues to grow his ability to connect well with clients and walk them through even the most complicated areas of asset protection, tax law, or entity formation. Mr. Odgers has been great to work with, and I both endorse and recommend him for his ability to provide high-value legal services across a broad spectrum of transactional practice areas."
Business Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a great addition to our legal community. I've worked with him on numerous matters and am impressed by his dedication to clients and commitment to quality work product."
Business Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I unequivocally endorse Mr. Odgers. Mr. Odgers is committed to providing individual and business clients with unparalleled, cost-effective representation. I utilized Mr. Odger's services to set up a Professional Corporation. There is no doubt that Mr. Odgers is committed to excellence in practice."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Odgers is hardworking, intelligent and committed to his clients. He is always prepared and on the ball."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Matthew and his family for many years. He is a very honorable and trustworthy person. He is an excellent attorney, expert negotiator, and has a very professional demeanor."
Business Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have gotten to know Matt recently and find him to be extremely professional and detail-oriented. He is a hard working advocate for his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend him for business and estate planning matters."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Odgers is by far one of the noblest gentlemen I've ever met. A fierce advocate for law and justice he will go to great lengths to accomplish his clients needs. I would endorse and recommend Mr. Odgers for any type of legal matter."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the privilege of getting to know Matthew Odgers. He is a well-respected attorney in our San Diego legal community. Attorney Odgers provides personal and individualized attention on each and every case. I recommend him for any estate planning and business needs."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Matt professionally for many years. He is an intelligent, compassionate and hard working estate planning attorney. I would not hesitate to recommend a client see him for legal services. I endorse this lawyer."
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