Maynard Cooper & Gale and Nexsen Pruet have agreed to merge on April 1, 2023. Together we will be Maynard Nexsen.

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Matt's Profile

As a Shareholder in Maynard’s Intellectual Property Practice, Matt advises emerging and established biotechnology, agtech, medical device, SaaS, diagnostic, and life science companies regarding legal and business issues associated with the development and commercialization of their products, services and technologies. Matt’s scientific background in microbiology and biomedical sciences allows him to work closely with his clients in establishing a strategic direction and structures and negotiates mission-critical business arrangements designed to maximize the value of their businesses.

Matt regularly assists clients in complex partnering and licensing arrangements, merger and acquisition transactions, research and development services agreements, and manufacture, supply, and distribution agreements. Matt also represents clients in their dealings with academic institutions and other not-for-profit organizations.

As a complement to his transactional IP practice, Matt is registered to practice in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and assists his clients with patent and trademark protection.

Matt received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Florida, where he gained research experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, and translational medicine.

Matt's Accolades

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Corporate Law, Intellectual Property Law (2021-present)

Matt's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

Affiliations
  • Alabama Bar Association (Intellectual Property, Entertainment, & Sports Law Section)
  • BioAlabama
  • Fly Quest

Admissions

State Bar: Alabama

U.S. District Court: Alabama (Northern)

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Education
  • Emory University School of Law
    • (2013, J.D., TI:GER (joint technology commercialization program with Georgia Tech); Emory International Law Review, Symposium Editor; IP Society, Executive Board)
  • University of Florida, College of Medicine
    • (2008, Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences w/concentration in Immunology; Alumni Fellowship)
  • University of Florida
    • (2003, B.S., Microbiology & Cell Science; National Merit Scholar, Honors Program; University Scholars Program)

Monday, August 22, 2022

200 Maynard Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2023

Maynard is pleased to announce that 200 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, including 11 who are distinguished as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective areas of expertise and 56 of the Firm’s younger attorneys who are recognized...

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Thursday, August 19, 2021

179 Maynard Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022

Maynard & Gale is pleased to announce that 179 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, including 17 who are distinguished as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective areas of expertise and 48 of the Firm’s younger attorneys who...

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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Maynard Elevates Nine Attorneys Across National Footprint

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (January 6, 2021) — Maynard & Gale (Maynard) is pleased to announce the promotion of nine attorneys, effective January 1, 2021: Bo Bledsoe, Ashlee Riopka Elrod, Brandi Maiorino, Virginia McKibbens, Matt Parker, Stephen Rogers, Allie Tucker, and Lindsay Whitworth were promoted as shareholders, and Cindy Mekari Rucker was...

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