Matthew S. Wood is a partner whose practice includes all areas of litigation. His particular expertise covers intellectual property, general civil, trademark, copyright, family law, contract, entertainment, as well as business and criminal litigation.
While Mr. Wood’s practice focus is primarily in litigation, he has considerable non-litigation experience, including counseling clients on domestic and international IP matters, preparing and prosecuting trademark applications, managing domestic and international trademark portfolios, counseling marquee professional athletes, negotiating and drafting a wide array of agreements and providing counsel to domestic and international companies in primarily the transportation, entertainment, internet, e-commerce, retail, hospitality and marketing industries.
Mr. Wood graduated from Western Michigan University where he majored in Marketing and minored in Philosophy. He graduated, magna cum laude, from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School where he received the highest class grade in Business Organizations, Constitutional Law I and II, Contracts II, Evidence, Taxation and Trial Skills. He has also been admitted to practice in the State of Michigan and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Mr. Wood has litigated cases in the District, Circuit and Federal Courts throughout the State of Michigan and in other States Pro Hac Vice.
Mr. Wood strives to make a positive impact on the local community. As a result, he volunteers his time with local charities such as the Boys and Girls Club and the Michigan Bulldogs Youth Athletic Association. Mr. Wood has served as a chair for the Oakland County Bar Association New Lawyers’ Committee. He is also a member of the State of Michigan Bar Association, Oakland County Bar Association and was appointed by the Royal Oak city commission to be a member of the Royal Oak Crime Prevention Council and Animal Shelter Committee. Mr. Wood was the recipient of the Oakland County Bar Association Bonnie Beutler Outstanding New Lawyer award and has been recognized by Thomas Reuters as a rising star.
B.B.A., Western Michigan University, 2004
J.D., magna cum laude, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2010