Matthew 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, 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 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…
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 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
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.
Sanctuary for Families is honoring Cohen & Gresser’s Scott Thomson and Matthew Povolny for their bono work fighting to make sure a victim of human trafficking received the public benefits she was entitled to. Learn more
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.
This article examines the positive and negative implications of filing under seal and how it can affect the process and outcome of the case.
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