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DLA Piper LLP (US)

2000 AVENUE OF THE STARS, SUITE 400 NORTH TOWER, LOS ANGELES, CA 90067-4704, USA
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Work +1 310 595 3000
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Fax +1 310 595 3300
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www.dlapiper.com

Matthew Gruenberg

Tel:
Work +1 310 595 3018
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Web:
www.dlapiper.com/en/us/people/g/gruenberg-matthew/
DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Franchise; Private Equity; Corporate; Real Estate

Position

Partner

Career

Matt Gruenberg is an experienced transactional lawyer who has represented and counseled clients in multiple industries and sectors primarily involving franchise and distribution law, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, licensing and strategic partnerships, debt and equity financings, and real estate transactions.

Matt has advised companies and private equity firms in such industries as sports and fitness, restaurants and food service, fashion and apparel, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, real estate, entertainment, advertising and media, financial services, technology and textiles. Matt has led transactions across the Americas, Asia Pacific, the EU, Middle East and Africa.

Matt also has considerable experience counseling clients through complex disputes, including matters involving parallel investigations by state and federal governmental agencies.

Education

J.D., University of San Diego School of Law; B.S., University of Colorado at Boulder


United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Commercial deals and contracts

Within: Commercial deals and contracts

DLA Piper LLP (US) is instructed primarily by clients in the technology and software industries, which it advises on a range of commercial transactions including tech licensing, trade mark agreements and outsourcing deals. Rated by clients for his ‘clearly superior and absolutely outstanding work’, Jeffrey Aronson in Silicon Valley advised Softbank Group Corporation on its investment in the on-demand dog walking service Wag and the messaging app Slack. In addition, the team acted for Nike in relation to its acquisition of artificial intelligence company Invertex. Other key figures include joint practice heads Mark Lehberg in Sand Diego and Richard Greenstein in Atlanta. The firm also saw a number of personnel changes in 2018: Washington DC-based Margo Tank and Chicago-based David Whitaker joined the practice group from Buckley LLP, and Matthew Gruenberg joined the Los Angeles office from Barnes & Thornburg LLP; Ryan T. Sulkin left the firm for Michael, Best & Friedrich LLP.

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

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