Matthew W. Tieman

Area of Focus: Trial & Litigation
Matthew W. Tieman

As part of the firm’s Trial & Litigation Group, Matthew Tieman handles commercial litigation matters, covering breach of contract disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, and cases involving misappropriation of trade secrets, among others. He also has experience with class action, arbitration, and special litigation committee matters. Matthew leverages his professional background in business and finance, in addition to his graduate-level education in business administration, to inform his counsel to clients, consistently assessing how developments inside and outside the courtroom may affect their bottom line. 

Q & A
How does your background outside of law strengthen your practice?
Prior to becoming an attorney, I worked in a number of business planning, financial analysis, and contract negotiation roles at Fortune 500 companies and also was a Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at a small solar company in turnaround, which experience has helped inform my practice as a commercial litigator. In rendering strategic dispute resolution counsel to clients, it’s important to go beyond legal minutiae and litigation strategies to understand how the particular issues and developments of a given case affect the client’s broader business objectives. Clients appreciate this holistic perspective, and they are inclined to trust you more when your recommendations reflect a comprehensive understanding of their business. 
What makes Bilzin Sumberg’s Litigation Practice stand out?
I have found that Bilzin Sumberg strongly encourages its attorneys to become deeply familiar with the industries within which clients operate. In the case of litigation, this translates into going beyond a transactional mindset of ‘winning’ a discrete case to being able to also counsel clients on potential legal exposure elsewhere in order to avoid costly litigation in the future. Our ability to add value beyond handling a specific litigation matter rests on solidly understanding the client’s business and operating environment.
  • New York University, J.D., cum laude, 2018
    Washington University, M.B.A., 2011
    Arizona State University, B.S., Finance, summa cum laude, 2002
  • Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

    2024 Leadership Miami Class

  • Florida
    New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
    U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
    U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
    U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
    U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas