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DLA Piper LLP (US)
SUITE 2400
LOS ANGELES, CA 90071-2678
United States

Work Department

Franchise; Private Equity; Corporate; Real Estate




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.


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

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > 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 LLPRyan T. Sulkin left the firm for Michael, Best & Friedrich LLP.