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Contact Information

One Financial Plaza
100 S.E. 3rd Avenue
Suite 2700
Fort LauderdaleFL 33394
Phone: 954.764.7060
Fax: 954.761.8135
mnelles@broadandcassel.com

Matthew S. Nelles P.A.

Partner
Fort Lauderdale  

Focus Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property

Accreditations and Certifications

  • Registered Patent Attorney
    U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Board Certified in Intellectual Property Law
    The Florida Bar

Bar Membership

  • Florida, 1994

Courts

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle

Education

Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1994
J.D., Juris Doctor, magna cum laude

Rutgers University College of Engineering
New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1989
B.S., Bachelor of Science

Affiliations

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Amicus Committee (appointed)
Intellectual Property Law Association of Florida (IPLAF)
Past President
Rutgers Alumni Association of Miami-Dade/Broward Counties
Past President
Broward County Bar Association
Member

Experience

Matthew S. Nelles is a Partner in the Fort Lauderdale office of Broad and Cassel. He is a member of the Firm's Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property Practice Groups.

  • Mr. Nelles has a broad background in litigation, representing clients in all aspects of business and commercial litigation.
  • His experience includes cases involving contracts, real estate, title disputes, landlord/tenant, construction, insurance, banking, and a full range of other business disputes.
  • Mr. Nelles has represented both large and small corporations in various industries, ranging from property owners and developers, to banks and insurance companies.
  • Mr. Nelles is highly experienced in, and oversees hundreds of contested residential foreclosure cases involving issues arising under the Truth in Lending Act ("TILA"), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act ("RESPA"), Home Owners Loan Act ("HOLA") and other federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Board Certified in Intellectual Property Law, he has litigated numerous patent, copyright and trademark disputes in the Federal District Courts in Florida and elsewhere around the United States.
  • Mr. Nelles is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • He is an adjunct professor of Copyright and Trademark Law at Nova Southeastern University Law Center.
  • Mr. Nelles has a number of publications, including "Fraudulent construction liens: Willful exaggeration or good faith dispute?" and "The Patent Troll Threat in The Wake Of Ebay, Inc. V. MercExchange, LLC".
  • Mr. Nelles is AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale Hubbell, achieving the agency’s highest rating marks for both competency and ethics.
Mr. Nelles is involved in various community and professional organizations. He is a past Chair of the Trademark Internet Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and currently serves on the AIPLA Amicus Committee, to which he was appointed. He is a member of the Commercial and Intellectual Property sections of the Broward County Bar Association and is a past president of both the Intellectual Property Law Association of Florida and the Rutgers Alumni Association of Miami-Dade/Broward Counties.

Honors and Awards

  • Achieved AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating with Martindale-Hubbell  

Publications

  • Florida district court finds doctor has trademark rights to his name, case has implications for use of Google Ad Words
    Association of Corporate Counsel
    April 2014