Reiss Sheppe LLP is known for its expertise in business litigation, representing corporations and individuals in a variety of business disputes in New York state and federal courts as well as private arbitrations and mediations.

Reiss Sheppe LLP is highly regarded and sought after for its sophisticated commercial and residential real estate practice, which covers, among other things, acquisitions, development, restructurings, leases and refinancings

Reiss Sheppe LLP's Arbitration & Mediation practice offers clients a wide range of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms to resolve disputes outside of the court system.

Reiss Sheppe LLP provides both employers and employees with counseling on and, when necessary, litigation of all aspects of employment relations.

Reiss Sheppe LLP offers counseling and litigation capabilities to businesses and individuals to establish, protect and exploit their copyrights, trademarks and trade dress.

Reiss Sheppe LLP's corporate work encompasses the structuring and preparation of shareholder, limited liability company and partnership agreements that address the full gamut of economic, corporate governance and control issues.

Reiss Sheppe LLP has extensive experience in litigating and arbitrating insurance coverage disputes, reinsurance disputes and personal injury matters on behalf of defendants, insurance companies and plaintiffs.

Matthew Sheppe

Mr. Sheppe’s practice focuses on business litigation and providing counseling to small and mid-sized corporate clients as well as to their owners, officers and directors.  Mr. Sheppe’s litigation practice targets contractual disputes, including related claims for fraud or misrepresentation, real estate investments, breaches of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, business ventures and ownership disputes as well as trademark and copyright infringement.  Mr. Sheppe practices regularly in Federal Court and State Court and before alternative dispute resolution tribunals.  On the counseling side, Mr. Sheppe provides strategic advice to clients on corporate formation, corporate transactions and corporate governance issues.  Mr. Sheppe’s client base includes private equity firms and their executives, commercial real estate lenders and developers, angel investors, investment banks, financial services firms and corporations with revenues between $5 million and $50 million.

In addition to his legal experience, Mr. Sheppe spent three years as an investment banker at a prominent Wall Street investment bank, where he participated in all aspects of corporate finance activities including public offerings, private equity and debt offerings, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, and valuations in a wide range of industries, including Healthcare, Technology, Telecommunications, Real Estate, Construction and Food Processing.

Representative Matters:

  • Represent major electronics retailer in multi-million dollar business dispute in Federal Court concerning website development;
  • Represented group of angel investors in $7 million litigation in both Federal and State Courts concerning allegations of mismanagement against company’s owner;
  • Represent one of the largest privately owned real estate companies in the United States in multi-million dollar dispute in State Court concerning failed investments and related fraudulent conduct;
  • Represent company in credit card processing industry in multi-million dollar business dispute concerning failed merger agreement and breach of restrictive covenants;
  • Represented angel investor in failed investment and obtained a judgment after trial in excess of $1 million;
  • Represent major retailer in trademark infringement dispute;
  • Represent former employees being sued for breach of their non-compete and non-solicitation agreements by former employer


  • Boston College Law School, J.D., May 1994, Supervising Editor, Executive Board Member-Uniform Commercial Code Reporter-Digest (Bankruptcy Journal).
  • University of Michigan, B.A. in History, May 1990, Honors Program 1986-1988


  • New York
  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York
  • Western District of New York

Contact Matthew Sheppe

By Phone: (212) 753-2424 ext. 111
By Email: