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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Matthew S. DeAntonio

Matthew S. DeAntonio



  • Franchise and Distribution
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Appellate

WSG Practice Industries


Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
North Carolina, U.S.A.


Matt DeAntonio is a business litigator who helps his clients navigate complex commercial disputes. His clients range from multinational corporations to closely held companies. He has tried multiple cases to jury verdict and has appeared in state and federal appellate courts. Matt brings a strategic, problem- solving approach to litigation and works tirelessly to achieve results that advance his clients’ business needs.

A significant portion of Matt’s practice involves representing franchisors in litigation matters such as franchisee terminations and enforcement of post-termination covenants. He understands the unique relationship between franchisors and franchisees, and works to help his clients build and strengthen their franchise systems.

Matt also litigates trademark infringement cases for both franchise and non-franchise clients. Whether representing a trademark owner or an accused infringer, he is well-versed in representing his clients’ trademark interests in administrative actions before the United States Patent & Trademark Office, preliminary injunction proceedings, jury trials and appeals.

Matt is experienced in representing clients in a variety of other commercial matters, such as:

  • Corporate governance disputes, including disputes arising out of corporate and LLC operation agreements and the formation of partnerships and joint ventures
  • Business contract disputes, including disputes arising out of sales contracts, distribution agreements, commercial leases, and financing agreements
  • Deal disputes, including breach of warranty and earn-out claims arising out of asset purchase and stock purchase agreements
  • Business divorces, including non-compete and trade secret cases
  • Labor and employment disputes, including matters involving discrimination, retaliation, and hostile work environment
  • Disputes relating to investment and private equity funds
  • Defamation and the First Amendment

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2009

Court Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2009, cum laude; Articles Editor, South Carolina Law Review; Order of the Barristers; Order of the Coif; Order of the Wig and Robe
  • University of South Carolina, B.S., 2006, cum laude; Honors College; Carolina Scholar
Areas of Practice

Appellate | Complex Business Litigation | Franchise and Distribution | Intellectual Property and Competitive Practices Litigation | Labor and Employment | Retail

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