Matthew V. Povolny is a litigator in the firm’s New York office. He has experience in complex litigation and class actions, including products liability defense, employment litigation, securities litigation and arbitration, real estate, construction, and general commercial matters. Matthew has also worked extensively on civil rights and employment compliance issues through a court-appointed monitorship, and served as the lead associate in Larabee v. Governor of the State of New York, in which the firm represented the judges of the State of New York in obtaining a favorable ruling regarding judicial compensation. He has been named one of New York’s Super Lawyers Rising Stars for business litigation each year since 2012.
Matthew is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School, where he was a member and director of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court competition team, a participant in the law school tax clinic, and served as a judicial extern at the Minnesota Tax Court. He received his bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Boston College. Matthew is proficient in French and is a member of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Matthew V. Povolny is a litigator in the firm’s New York office. He has experience in complex litigation and class actions, including products liability…
University of Minnesota Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2007); Boston College (B.A., cum laude, 2004)
New York State; District of Columbia; U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
Activities and Affiliations
Secretary, Program Committee of the Federal Bar Council
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Federal Bar Council American Inn of Court
Litigation and Arbitration
Represent a leading real estate technology company in breach of contract litigation.
Defending a leading meal-kit service company in breach of contract litigation with vendor.
Responding to third-party subpoena in class-action litigation.
Represented a leading meal-kit service company in breach of contract litigation against supplier.
Represent a publicly traded media company in connection with taking certain non-party discovery relation to litigation against a multimedia company.
Represented one of the world’s leading providers of systems integration and information technology services in its breach of contract.
Represent a major airline in federal breach of contract action.
Represented a major United States airline in connection with litigation in the Southern District of New York and Western District of North Carolina related to contract disputes arising out of the airline’s lease of several Boeing 737 commercial aircrafts.
Represent Fortune Global 500 electronics manufacturing and services firm in bench trial of breach of contract claims against airplane dealer. Court ruled for client, awarding all damages sought.Read More
Super Lawyers named C&G cofounder Mark S. Cohen one of the Top 10 lawyers in the New York metropolitan area. Partners Jonathan S. Abernethy and Karen H. Bromberg have also been named to the Super Lawyers list of the Top 100 lawyers in the New York metropolitan area. Additionally, Karen has been recognized as one of the Top 50 women lawyers within the same region.
Super Lawyers and Rising Stars are annual lists of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only 5 percent of the lawyers in each state are selected as Super Lawyers, and only 2.5 percent are selected as Rising Stars.
The C&G lawyers recognized on the New York Metro Super Lawyers list are:
- Jonathan S. Abernethy, Criminal Defense: White Collar
- Kwaku Andoh, Mergers & Acquisitions
- Luke Appling, Civil Litigation: Defense
- Elizabeth Bernhardt, Business Litigation
- Colin C. Bridge, Criminal Defense: White Collar
- Karen H. Bromberg, Intellectual Property
- Jason Brown, Criminal Defense: White Collar
- Damir Cefo, Intellectual Property Litigation
- Joanna K. Chan, Securities Litigation
- Mark S. Cohen, Business Litigation
- S. Gale Dick, Business Litigation
- Christian R. Everdell, Criminal Defense: White Collar
- Robert J. Gavigan, Mergers & Acquisitions
- Lawrence T. Gresser, Business Litigation
- Oliver S. Haker, Business Litigation
- Johannes Jonas, Mergers & Acquisitions
- Nicholas J. Kaiser, Real Estate
- Jeffrey I. Lang, Civil Litigation: Defense
- David F. Lisner, Business Litigation
- Ellen Paltiel, General Litigation
- Douglas J. Pepe, Business Litigation
- Matthew V. Povolny, Business Litigation
- Nathaniel P. T. Read, Business Litigation
- Bonnie J. Roe, Securities & Corporate Finance
- Stephen M. Sinaiko, Business Litigation
- Mark Spatz, Civil Litigation: Defense
- C. Evan Stewart, Securities Litigation
- Daniel H. Tabak, Business Litigation
- Scott D. Thomson, Business Litigation
- Alexandra Wald, Business Litigation
The C&G lawyers recognized on the New York Metro Rising Stars list are:
- Sharon L. Barbour, Criminal Defense: White Collar
- Randall W. Bryer, Business Litigation
- Shannon A. Daugherty, Business Litigation
- Drew S. Dean, General Litigation
- Jesse Greenwald, Criminal Defense: White Collar
- Christine M. Jordan, General Litigation
- William Kalema, Business Litigation
- Sri Kuehnlenz, Civil Litigation: Defense
- Marvin J. Lowenthal, Criminal Defense: White Collar
- Barbara K. Luse, Criminal Defense: White Collar
- Benjamin Zhu, General Litigation
Cohen & Gresser advised Reliance Trust Company, a corporate fiduciary, in its $14.5 million sale of 571 Fulton Street in downtown Brooklyn to RedSky Capital. The complex deal spanned nine months and involved complicated lease issues as well as trust and estate and title issues originating in the 1930s. The sale of the property, which had been an asset in a trust for nearly 60 years, is a significant liquidity event for the beneficiaries. The property is also a key asset in RedSky Capital’s extensive redevelopment of Fulton Street.
Partner Nicholas J Kaiser led the Cohen & Gresser team, which included Matthew V Povolny, David F Lisner, Eliza Sheridan, and paralegal Camille Delgado.
C&G announces the promotion of Mark Spatz to partner and Anna Milleret-Godet and Matthew V Povolny to counsel.
Law360's coverage of Empire Hospitality Group's $69.4 million purchase of an Upper West Side hotel. C&G's Nicholas Kaiser and Matthew Povolny represented Empire during this deal.
The Real Deal covers the selling of a Garment District development site for $54.3 million by Ronald Domb's Empire Hotel Group. C&G attorneys Nicholas Kaiser and Matthew Povolny represented Sam Domb and the Empire Hotel Group in this sale, which was accomplished in ten days from offer to purchase to closing.
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