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Litigator Matthew R. Friedenberg Joins Vinson & Elkins in New York

Matthew Friedenberg

Matthew R. Friedenberg has joined Vinson & Elkins as counsel in the firm’s New York office, focusing on commercial and real estate litigation. He has extensive experience in complex and high-value disputes across a variety of industries, including real estate, retail and hospitality and private equity.

Friedenberg will work closely with the firm’s renowned Real Estate practice in counseling clients on pending and potential disputes. He joins Vinson & Elkins from Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

“Matt is a charismatic litigator with a skillset that is a natural complement to our commercial litigation practice and our nationally recognized real estate team,” said Chris Duffy, co-head of Vinson & Elkins’ Complex Commercial Litigation practice. “We are excited to have him join Vinson & Elkins.”

Friedenberg commented: “V&E’s broad platform in New York feels like the perfect place for me to continue to grow my practice. I look forward to collaborating with my new colleagues in helping our clients with their most important litigation matters.”

Friedenberg received his J.D. degree, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City and a bachelor’s degree in Economics, cum laude, from Brandeis University. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers as one of New York City’s Rising Stars for commercial and real estate litigation (2014-2022).

“The Real Estate group is excited to bring Matt on board to advise our clients on complex litigation matters relating to our national real estate practice,” said Adam Endick, a partner in Vinson & Elkins’ Real Estate practice.

Vinson & Elkins’ Global Litigation practice has substantial experience in trials and appeals in both state and federal courts and select international courts. The firm’s multi-disciplinary team, comprised of trial attorneys, former in-house lawyers, former senior prosecutors and other highly skilled counsel, devises innovative methods to tackle clients’ most challenging disputes, arbitrations and regulatory proceedings. Vinson & Elkins’ Real Estate practice represents all facets of the real estate industry, on every side of the table—including banks, private equity firms and other financial institutions,  public and private real estate investment trusts, developers, contractors, landlords, tenants, operating and services firms, design professionals and governmental entities.

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