About Matthew I. Berger Law Group

Matthew Berger

From the initial formation of a business through a full range of business related services, Matthew Berger, founder and principal attorney of the Matthew I. Berger Law Group, brings his wealth of knowledge and experience acquired from over 42 years of handling cases and business transactions for prominent area clients.

Matthew is the chair of the California Lawyers Association's Intellectual Property Section, Entertainment and Sports Interest Group, a member of the Advisory Committee for the Santa Barbara Community College (SBCC) Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and is a member of the Rotary Club of Carpinteria. Matthew formerly served on the Board of Director's of the Women's Economic Venture's (WEV) in Santa Barbara and Ventura, as Vice President, Treasurer, and head of the Finance Committee; and on the Executive Committee of the California State Bar Intellectual Property Section. He regularly speaks in WEV's Self Employment Training (SET), Business Plan Intensive (BPI), and Thrive in Five (TN5) programs. Matthew also was named a Top Rated Lawyer by SuperLawyers.com for 2000, 2001, 2019, and 2022.

Matthew has served a diverse range of clientele, acts as outside general counsel for start ups, small, medium, and maturing companies, and loves working with entrepreneurs and other individuals. He has handled a variety of matters, such as copyright and trademark applications; various corporate and shareholder disputes and litigation; venture funding; sales of LLC economic interests and dissociations of partners; dissolution of corporations with dissident shareholders; and litigation related to copyright and trademark infringement, royalty disputes, breaches of contract, breaches of fiduciary duties, trade secret protection, and employment-related matters. One of Matthew's favorite areas in which to work is in the entertainment and multi-media world, and he represents clients in the film, publishing, interactive, music, television, eCommerce, and digital worlds, as well as relative to their merchandise endeavors.

Matthew is a founding member of the Brewery Boyz, a classic rock, country, and blues band in Carpinteria.