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About me

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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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Business: 40%
    3 years, 52 cases
  2. Health Care: 40%
    3 years, 21 cases
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
    3 years, 28 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($275/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (45 minutes), Pro bono (15%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • James L. Hassey

    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.

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    James Hassey Business Attorney
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  • Gordon Keith Sattro

    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.

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Contact info

Odgers Law Group

13400 Sabre Springs Pkwy #275
San Diego, CA, 92128

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive201305/23/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best of the Bar 2016San Diego Business Journal2016
Nominated Top Attorneys 2015 -Corporate TransactionalSan Diego Daily Transcript2015
Young Attorney Award 2014San Diego Daily Transcript2014
Young Attorney 2014 NomineeSan Diego Daily Transcript2014
Pro Bono HonorsThomas Jefferson School of Law Student Bar Association2012
Certificate in Global Legal StudiesThomas Jefferson School of Law Student Bar Association2012
1st Place Intra-team competition- ADR SocietyThomas Jefferson School of Law Student Bar Association2012
Honor RollThomas Jefferson School of Law Student Bar Association2011
High Grade AwardThomas Jefferson School of Law Student Bar Association2011
1st place Intra-Team Competition- ADR SocietyThomas Jefferson School of Law Student Bar Association2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner/ AttorneyOdgers Law Group2013 - Present
Pro Bono Asylum AttorneyCasa De Cornelia2014 - 2014
Research AssistantThomas Jefferson School of Law2012 - 2012
Pro Bono Legal AssistantInternational Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia2011 - 2011
Legal InternLaw Office of Robert J. Reynolds2011 - 2011
Legal AssistantCatalano & Catalano2007 - 2008
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
North County Business ChamberEmerging Leaders Advisory Board2016 - Present
North San Diego Business ChamberMember2016 - Present
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2013 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
WealthCounselAttorney Member2013 - Present
San Diego County Bar Association, New Lawyer DivisionAttorney Member2013 - Present
San Diego County Bar Association, Estate Planning Trust and Probate SectionAttorney Member2013 - Present
San Diego County Bar Association, Business & Corporate Law SectionAttorney Member2013 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney Member2013 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionVice Chair2016 - 2017
Casa De CorneliaPro Bono Attorney2014 - 2014
Business Networking InternationalPresident2014 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
RADOVAN KARADŽIĆ (IT-95-5/18)Found Guilty
Pharmacircle v. Aeonclad Biomedical Et al.Settlement
Conservatorship of M.Granted
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Odgers Law Group BlogFiling your California LLC’s Articles of Organization2016
Odgers Law Group BlogHow to Dissolve a Corporation in California2016
Odgers Law Group BlogCalifornia Registered Agent2016
Odgers Law Group BlogSetting up a California Coporation2016
Odgers Law Group BlogHow to Form a California LLC2016
Odgers Law Group BlogHiring a Dentist: Employee or Independent Contractor?2016
Odgers Law Group BlogBuying a Dental Practice in San Diego2016
Odgers Law Group BlogHow to Choose a Business Name2016
Odgers Law Group BlogWhat Can Outsourced Counsel Do for a Small Business Owner?2016
Odgers Law Group BlogHow to Plan for your Digital Assets2016
Odgers Law Group BlogEstate Planning 101- What is an Estate Plan?2016
Odgers Law Group BlogWhat is a copyright and how do I obtain one?2016
Odgers Law Group BlogWhat is Trademark Protection?2016
Odgers Law Group BlogSetting up Professional Corporations for California Dentists2016
Odgers Law Group BlogHow to Start a Business in San Diego2016
Odgers Law Group BlogProtecting Real Property Investments, Part 1: Using a California LLC to Hold Real Estate2015
Odgers Law Group BlogSelf-Employment Taxes: How Can Forming An S-Corporation Help You?2015
Odgers Law Group BlogAnnual Corporate Compliance & Housekeeping: What Do California Corporations Need To Know?2015
Odgers Law Group BlogSelling Your Dental Practice: How Do You Do It Confidentially?2015
Odgers Law Group BlogThe Law of Start-Ups: Why Should Entrepreneurs Work With A Lawyer?2015
San Diego County Bar Association: Business and Corporate Section Monthly ArticleThe Importance of Formulating an Exit Strategy2014
San Diego Daily TranscriptYoung Attorneys 20142014
PRWEBAnnouncing The Opening Of The Law Office Of Matthew Odgers In Del Mar, California2013
Ramona PatchThe Value of Having a “Plan” in Estate Planning2013
ADC-ICTY NewsletterADC-ICTY NEWSLETTER 172011
ADC-ICTY NewsletterADC-ICTY NEWSLETTER 192011
ADC-ICTY NewsletterADC-ICTY Newsletter- 202011
ADC-ICTY NewsletterADC-ICTY Newsletter-222011
ADC-ICTY NewsletterADC-ICTY Newsletter 182011
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2012
Purdue UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2006
Ramona High SchoolGeneral EducationDiploma2003
University of Alabama School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of LawsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Practice Transitions10 Steps to Buying a Dental Practice2016
New Dentist ConfrencePurchasing a Dental Practice2016
WebinarBuying a Dental Practice2015
Lunch and LearnChoosing the Correct Entity for your Business2015
Wills, Trusts, and Why Estate Planning MattersEstate Planning2014
WealthCounselWhat's a Conservatorship2014
Understanding and Solving the Income and Estate Tax Issues of IRAs and Qualified Plans.Income and Estate Tax Issues2014
The Advisors Forum Interdisciplinary SeriesStock Purchase Agreement2014
Rachel and Graham DavisOfficiant2014
Futures Planning Seminar SeriesHow to Care and Plan for your Future2014
Wealth in NetworkingEstate Planning 1012013