Matthew Gass

Partner / Atlanta

Matt is a partner in Copeland Stair Kingma & Lovell’s commercial litigation practice group. He handles a variety of litigation matters in State and Federal court. A large part of Matt’s practice is representing international, national, and regional law firms and accounting firms. Matt’s clients have also included trustees, brokers, and businesses.

Matt is often retained to advise his clients on how to manage risk, limit exposure, and resolve high-stakes disputes. He advises his accounting firm clients concerning investigations by the IRS, SEC, and DOJ, as well as on subpoena compliance issues. He also assists his accounting firm clients with negotiating and drafting contracts.

In addition, Matt is a seasoned litigator who has successfully tried several cases. Matt has experience defending law firms and accounting firms in professional liability claims arising out of: fiduciary duties, trusts and estates issues, litigation, business disputes, First Amendment claims, family law, real estate transactions, Stark Law compliance, tax matters, and audit engagements.

Matt currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Atlanta Bar Association, and he is President of the Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers, where he spearheaded for several years a campaign that has raised tens of thousands of dollars for Georgia pro bono organizations. He also serves on the Leadership Council of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation.

Matt attended Wake Forest School of Law where he was the Senior Notes & Comments Editor of the Law Review and received accolades in Constitutional law, trademarks, IP licensing, and legal writing. He began his legal career clerking for the Honorable Chief Judge Ben Studdard.