Client Testimonials

From the initial formation of a business through a full range of business related services the Matthew I. Berger Law Group brings a wealth of knowledge from over 38 years handling cases and business transactions for prominent clients. The Matthew I. Berger Law Group’s clients and colleagues share testimonials of the top Carpinteria law firm for all legal needs from business formation and operations, to intellectual property, real property matters, estate planning, litigation, and more!

Matthew brings commitment, compassion and a tremendous amount of knowledge and resourcefulness to his estate planning practice. He is thoughtful and giving while being very efficient and effective. It has been a pleasure to work with him."

- Lindsay Leonard, Owner and Founder, Santa Barbara Estate Services

"Besides being a skilled attorney in the entertainment and intellectual properties business, Matthew is a great friend, officemate, bandmate and Rotarian. He is compassionate and dedicated to not only his profession, but his faith and his desire to give back. I have recommended him in the past and will continue to do so in the future."

- Roland Rotz, PhD, Psychologist, Lifespan Development Center

"Matthew helped me two years ago to properly set up a business corporation and had excellent ideas on how to structure the financial considerations of funding methods. He was personable, organized, on-time and his experience was extremely valuable."

- Tom Ligare, CLU

"Matthew is a conscientious and knowledgeable attorney. He treats his clients with respect and is very attentive to their needs. I highly recommend him."

- Ken Stone, Managing Director, Peak Tax

"Matthew is a staunch advocate for his clients all while keeping the final objective in focus. A results-based negotiator within the parameters established for the transaction."

- Errol Jahnke, Broker Associate, Berkshire Hathaway

"Matthew, is very accessible, knowledgeable and trust worthy providing real life answers to real life situations. Always putting his clients best needs forward."

- Michael Neville, Former Vice President Business Development, Formation Solutions, Inc.

"Matthew has helped me put together and analyze a couple of real estate deals and I found that his common sense approach to the situation that I presented helped me unravel a difficult situation making it easier for all parties to understand the issues and come to a successful agreement. Matthew has also put togehter our family trust and, again, his attention to detail and organization helped us pull our estate together."

- David Burke, Owner, Burke Design

"Matthew Berger, Attorney of Law, was one of the first numbers we called when first arriving in 2007, from France, creating our new business.

It was the best call we made.

He was expedient in getting all of our necessary papers, trademarks, and such in line for us. When we have needed him he has been there, taking care of our needs without hesitation.

He is not only an Attorney to trust to take care of our business, but has become a friend along the way. We would highly recommend him to anyone in need."

- Jill Marie Carré & Jean Michel Carré, Owners, Chocolats du CaliBressan

"Matthew Berger's deep and thorough understanding of the federal copyright statute, as well as his capability to grasp the subtle nuances of the twenty years of litigation my family has suffered through were remarkable to a seasoned Plaintiff/Defendant. Throughout a dreadful experience in court, and having already lost on a summary judgment while I was representing myself and my husband, Matthew Berger was brave enough to step in. Mr. Berger soldiered on with calm, integrity and a respect for the court. I'll never know how he managed to do it. His performance was a master class in honesty, dignity, knowledge of the law, and compassion. Many lawyers choose the law for all the wrong reasons; either to win, or to line their pockets, or even just to prove some unknown thing. But not Matthew Berger. He chose the law because he loves the law. And that is the right question to ask a lawyer before you hire them. Just ask them why they chose the law. Ask Matthew Berger. Then hire him. Even though we lost, I have no regrets that we chose to work with Mr. Berger."

- Gail Knight