Matthew S. Nelles joins Berger Singerman

Matt Nelles

Matt Nelles

Berger Singerman, Florida’s business law firm, is pleased to announce that intellectual property and commercial litigator Matthew S. Nelles has joined the firm as a partner on the Dispute Resolution Team. Nelles will continue to serve his worldwide and industrywide clients from Berger Singerman’s Fort Lauderdale office.

Nelles focuses his practice on complex commercial and intellectual property disputes, including patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret and internet liability cases. He has successfully represented Fortune 500 companies in IP disputes as well as high-profile music entertainers and record companies in copyright and publicity litigation, while frequently working with out-of-state firms whose clients are involved in litigation in Florida. He has assisted clients with procuring trademarks and copyrights, as well as drafting license agreements. Additionally, Nelles has an extensive background in broad commercial and business litigation, including disputes arising in the areas of business defamation, real estate, banking and lending liability, professional liability and insurance.

“Matt has extensive knowledge of the intricacies of intellectual property law based on his technical background, his business experience before his legal career and his many past successes, and he will complement and add yet more depth to the talent of our Dispute Resolution Team  in this important specialized practice area,” said Paul Steven Singerman, Co-chair of Berger Singerman. “We are very pleased that Matt was attracted to our collaborative and entrepreneurial culture. We look forward to having him on our team.”

Nelles is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Intellectual Property Law, and is also a Registered Patent Attorney with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. He has frequently spoken on various intellectual property topics, and has been published numerous times in publications such as the Association of Corporate Counsel and the South Florida Legal Guide.

Prior to joining Berger Singerman, he was a partner at Broad and Cassel where he specialized in commercial litigation and intellectual property law, and earlier was a partner at Ruden McClosky. He was named one of 2015’s Most Effective Lawyers in the Intellectual Property categoryby Daily Business Review.

Nelles is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Federal Bar Association’s South Florida chapter. He is the past president of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Florida. Recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated attorney, Nelles is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Nova Southeastern University’s Shephard Broad Law Center, and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University.

Nelles is the latest high-profile addition to join the firm, which include Colin Roopnarine the immediate past General Counsel for the Office of Financial Regulation (Tallahassee); Adriana Kostencki, the President of the Venezuelan American National Bar Association (Miami); Pamela Marsh, the former United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida (Tallahassee); Jeff Bartel, a seasoned administrative law and land use lawyer (Miami);Michael Higer, the current President-Elect of The Florida Bar (Miami); Katie Phang, the current President-Elect for The Florida Association for Women Lawyers’ Miami-Dade Chapter (Miami); and Floyd Self, the current President of the Southeastern Chapter of the Energy Bar Association (Tallahassee), Michelle Caputi, a health law attorney (Boca Raton); and Mark Wisniewski, a veteran corporate and federal tax law attorney (Miami);

About Berger Singerman

Berger Singerman LLP, Florida’s business law firm, has more than 80 attorneys working out of offices in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Tallahassee. Members of the firm have expertise in commercial law, including business reorganization, corporate securities and M&A, dispute resolution, employment law, environmental and land use, government and regulatory, healthcare, immigration, insurance, internal investigations and white collar criminal defense, real estate, tax, and wealth preservation.  Berger Singerman is consistently and widely recognized by independent third parties for its excellence in client service, results obtained for clients and its culture; most recently, the firm was named to the “Midsize Hot List” by the National Law Journal and named a “Florida Powerhouse” by Law360. For more information, please visit or the Doing Business in Florida resource


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  • [Avatar for Gene Quinn]
    Gene Quinn
    February 27, 2017 10:30 am


    Obviously, you are not an attorney. If you were an attorney you would know that virtually every Bar publication has a section devoted to what is called “lawyers on the move.” It is my understanding that in many of those publications it costs money to have an announcement placed. We do not charge for the publication of press releases if an IP lawyer is hired or promoted.

    You are entitled to believe these posts are commercial in nature, and I invite you to stop reading them. The solution for posts that you do not like is really very simple. We will not cease publishing these press releases. Many in the industry do like to know what is going on within the field and this is certainly one way of keeping tabs on firms and attorneys.


  • [Avatar for Caesar Salazar]
    Caesar Salazar
    February 27, 2017 10:09 am


    Your article submission guidelines clearly state:

    The article must not be commercial in nature. Commercial articles will not even be considered.

    How do you square this with the press release article above? It seems like an ad for Berger Singerman. Looking back at past articles, other “press releases” also seem commercial in nature.