Practice Areas

Overview

Matt Thiry Law, LLC provides clients practical, efficient, and first-rate service, including planning and problem-solving, so as to allow a focus on what makes money, your business.  With clients spanning from individuals to families and from start-up companies to well-established businesses, Matt Thiry Law, LLC applies proven experience and business acumen to protect the interest of all of our clients.

Can’t find what you are looking for below?  Contact Matt, if he cannot help you, he will try to help put you in touch with someone that can help.

Business Law & Outside General Counsel

Matt Thiry Law, LLC offers value to businesses young and old by providing outside general counsel services.  In many cases, these businesses do not have enough day-to-day business law needs to justify having an attorney on staff; however, they have sufficient needs that having an experienced legal advisor on stand-by can really make a difference.

Whether you need help forming your business, negotiating and drafting contracts, structuring employment covenants, etc., Matt can help you through the process, and, in doing so, can provide you the peace of mind associated with having someone that understands both business and law working together with you to achieve your goals.

Matt takes pride in working closely with his clients. He feels it is essential to a successful working relationship that he take the time to learn the ins-and-outs of his clients’ businesses so that he can best understand their needs and can integrate and assist in the implementation of solutions that assist his clients’ continued success.

Regardless of the industry, Matt will take the time to understand the needs and risks his clients are facing, and pragmatically help craft strategy and solutions. Being proactive, rather than reactive, Matt assists clients in addressing legal concerns as soon as possible, while understanding that business must move forward and that legal must work to assist that forward movement, instead of preventing it.

Examples of Matter:

  • Entity formation and advice
    • Articles of Organization or Incorporation
    • Bylaws
  • Contracts (see Contracts below)
  • Franchisee representation
  • Business valuation matters

Business Litigation

Matt Thiry Law, LLC offers a proven combination of strong advocacy and diligent representation.  Matt combines practical business sense and aggressive advocacy to represent the client’s best interests in disputes, inside and outside of the courtroom.

With successfully handling cases at both trial level and on appeal in state and federal courts, including arbitration, Matt has litigated a wide variety of complex civil disputes including:

  • Contracts
  • Real estate
  • Business torts
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Construction
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Landlord/tenant
  • Corporations, Partnerships and Limited Liability Company matters
  • Franchises
  • Business breakups

Contracts

Matt Thiry Law, LLC strives to assure that its clients understand the agreement being signed, and that the agreement achieves the client’s objectives.  Matt appreciates the importance of contracts, and enjoys negotiating and drafting agreements to suit a wide-array of client needs.

Examples of the types of agreements Matt has prepared include:

  • Governing documents for entities:
    • Shareholders Agreements
    • Partnership Agreements
    • Limited Liability Company Operating Agreements
    • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Business to Business (B2B) Contracts:
    • Agreements for the Sale of Goods
    • Agreements for the Sale of Services
  • Master Service Agreements
    • Scope of Work Agreements
    • Distribution Agreements
    • Consulting Agreements
    • Independent Contractor Agreements
    • White Label Service Agreements
    • Staffing Agreements
    • Licensing Agreements / End User License Agreements
  • Construction Agreements
  • Technology and Intellectual Property Agreements
  • Non-Disclosure / Confidentiality Agreements
  • Employment Agreements
  • Restrictive Covenants (e.g. non-compete and non-solicitation)
  • Severance Agreements
  • Release Agreements
  • Indemnity Agreements
  • Escrow Agreements
  • Assignments
  • Power of Attorney
  • Development Agreements
  • Forbearance Agreements
  • Indemnity Agreements
  • Publishing Agreements
  • Stock Pledge Agreements
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Work for Hire Agreement

Entertainment Law

Matt Thiry Law, LLC assists creatives and businesses with their entertainment law needs.  Whether reviewing, negotiating, or preparing contracts, providing general advice, or litigating, Matt is available to assist clients with the entertainment law issues that are an ever-increasing aspect of Georgia’s economy.  Matt will take the time to understand your passions and your goals, and will help you develop a legal strategy to assist in obtaining your current and future goals.

Fiduciary Litigation

As a fiduciary litigator, Matt represents parties in disputes where the duty of utmost good faith and loyalty may have been violated. He diligently works toward a resolution, and is committed to aggressively representing his clients’ interests should litigation become necessary.

Matt represents many different types of clients in fiduciary litigation, including, individuals and institutions acting in a fiduciary capacity (e.g., executors, administrators, and trustees), heirs and beneficiaries, and business partners. 

Mediation & Arbitration Services

In addition to representing clients as an advocate, Matt is also registered as an arbitrator and general civil mediator with the Georgia Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution. Matt’s strong background in business and litigation (including mediation, trial and appellate practice, and arbitration experience), ideally situate Matt to assist others resolve disputes either through mediation or arbitration. Whether it is facilitating resolution through mediation, or making a decision as an arbitrator, Matt understands the process from all aspects of the participants and uses that experience to provide value as a trusted neutral.

Matt is honored to be a part of Team Nutter at Miles Mediation, making him a part of the #1 Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution firm in Georgia, as voted by the Daily Report for 3 years in a row. To book Matt’s mediation or arbitration services, please visit this link.

Probate & Probate Litigation

Matt Thiry Law, LLC assists administrators and executors navigate the probate process.  Whether a person dies with or without a Will, Matt can assist in winding up the affairs of the deceased.  In addition, Matt represents clients in litigation matters, such as

  • Probate and Probate litigation
    • Will contests
    • Undue influence
    • Lack of capacity
    • Fraud
  • Interpretation, construction, and reformation of wills and trusts
  • Guardianships
  • Conservatorships