Matthew J. Meyer

Partner


100 South Ashley Drive
Suite 1740
Tampa, FL 33602

813.221.5403 (direct)
813.221.5403 (mobile)
813.221.5403 (fax)

Matthew J. Meyer

Overview

Matt, one of the law firm’s founding partners, serves as the managing partner of the Tampa office.  His litigation practice focuses on business, franchise, real estate, and construction disputes.  He handles litigation matters throughout Florida’s state and federal courts, as well as the state and federal courts located in other states.  Matt has experience trying cases before judges, juries, and arbitration panels, as well as securing preliminary and permanent injunctions.

Originally from Wisconsin, Matt moved to Florida in 1997 after completing a clerkship with United States Senator Connie Mack in Washington, D.C. and graduating from law school.  He resides in Tampa with his wife, son, and daughter.

Education and Admissions

Admissions

Florida 
United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit 

Education

Washington University in St. Louis, J.D. (1997)
B.S., Bradley University, with honors (1994

Work Highlights

  • Matt’s business litigation experience includes minority shareholder disputes, contract litigation, the enforcement of restrictive covenants such as non-competition agreements, director and officer liability litigation, insurance coverage disputes, and business tort claims.  His experience includes the representation of Fortune 100 companies, mid-sized and small businesses, and entrepreneurs.  
  • Matt’s franchise litigation experience includes the prosecution and defense of claims involving franchise law violations, the enforcement and defense of confidentiality and non-competition covenants, and the enforcement and defense of intellectual property claims, such as trademark and copyright violations.  Matt’s experience includes the representation of both franchisors and franchisees.
  • Matt’s real estate litigation experience includes the enforcement of restrictive covenants contained in community documents, the prosecution and defense of foreclosure claims, real estate contract litigation, the enforcement and defense of lien and claims, and claims involving the reformation of deeds.  Matt’s real estate clients have included developers, contractors, property owners, and real estate brokers.
  • Matt’s experience with construction litigation includes construction defect claims, delay claims, the enforcement and defense of construction liens, contract and warranty disputes, claims involving excessive sound transmission in multi-unit residential construction, product defect litigation, insurance coverage disputes, and personal injury claims related to construction sites.  Matt’s clients have included builders, contractors, owners, and material suppliers.

Prior Affiliations

DLA Piper US LLP (1999-2008)
Shear Newman Hahn & Rosenkranz (1997-1999)

Select Decisions

  • DeSilva v. First Community Bank of America,
    42 So. 3d 285 (Fla. 2d DCA 2010)
    (reversal of appointment of receivership in mortgage foreclosure litigation)
  • City of St. Petersburg v. Total Containment, Inc.,
    265 F.R.D. 630 (S.D. Fla. 2010)
    (denying motion for class certification in product liability action) 
  • Reddick v. Rosemary Beach Land Co.,
    9 So. 3d 621 (Fla. 1st DCA 2009)
    (per curiam affirmation of jury verdict in real estate development litigation)
  • St. Fleurose v. Worldwide Dedicated Services, Inc.,
    2007 WL 4287614 (M.D. Fla. 2007) 
    (setting aside recommendation of Magistrate and precluding plaintiff’s use of expert witnesses in personal injury action) 
  • Sandpiper Development and Construction, Inc. v. Rosemary Beach Land Co., 
    907 So. 2d 684 (Fla. 1st DCA 2005) 
    (affirmation of summary judgment in real estate litigation)
  • McIntosh Land Co. v. Fairfield Fletcher Ltd. Partnership,
    2005 WL 2656577 (M.D. Fla. 2005) 
    (granting, in part, motion for summary judgment in real estate sale litigation) 
  • Mivan (Florida), Inc. v. Metric Constructors, Inc.,
    857 So. 2d 901 (Fla. 5th DCA 2003) 
    (reversal of summary judgment in construction litigation)

 

Publications and Presentations

  • Author, “Alternative Fee Arrangements: Effective and Efficient,” Lawyer Magazine, Hillsborough County Bar Association (November 2010)
  • Author, “Navigating and Surviving the Mortgage Crisis,” Florida Real Estate Journal (November 2010)
  • Quoted, “The Law and Your Robot Chauffeur,” Tech News World (November 2, 2010)
  • Florida District Court of Appeal Declines to Enforce Venue Selection Provision of Contract, Ansa Assuncao LLP Website Blog (Florida Law Update), October, 2012
  • Florida District Court of Appeal Requires Evidentiary Hearing to Determine Amount of Bond for Injunction Enforcing Non-Compete Agreement, Ansa Assuncao LLP Website Blog (Florida Law Update), June, 2012
  • Florida LLCs: When Can One Member Directly Sue Another?, Ansa Assuncao LLP Website Blog, September, 2014
  • Florida District Court of Appeal Determines Real Estate Broker Abandoned Commission Agreement, Ansa Assuncao LLP Website Blog (Florida Law Update), October 2014

 

Professional Affiliations and Community Involvement

Hillsborough County Bar Association & Florida Bar 
J. Clifford Cheatwood American Inn of Court, Barrister
American Bar Association, Franchise and Construction Sections
Board of Fellows, University of Tampa