Matt Savare Partner

New York Roseland
T 646.414.6911 | F 973.597.2599

Known for his tireless commitment and dedication to client service, Matt focuses his practice on media, entertainment, intellectual property, online advertising, technology and privacy issues.

Matt has represented clients in many facets of the media and entertainment industries, including film, television, music, publishing, theater, visual and performing arts, and new media, with a particular emphasis on how new and emerging technologies are disrupting traditional business models.

Matt counsels clients on a wide range of copyright, trademark and right of publicity matters, again with a particular emphasis on new and disruptive technologies. Matt also counsels clients on information privacy issues, including compliance with the E.U. Directive and the U.S. Safe Harbor framework, cybersquatting, domain name disputes and technology licensing, with a particular focus on new and social media.

During his time as a litigator, Matt handled entertainment, intellectual property, false advertising, right of publicity and privacy disputes, including defending a copyright infringement suit filed by the Estate of Frank Zappa and assisting in the successful defense of David Chase in connection with The Sopranos.

When he's not working, Matt pursues his avid interests in sports and film. He enjoys running and spending time with his wife and their triplets. He is a trustee of the Black Maria Film Festival and actively participates in fundraising efforts aimed at research into childhood cancers.

Representative Engagements

Regularly drafts and negotiates endorsement and personal appearance deals for athletes and celebrities.
Represents an Oscar-winning producer and his production partner in the creation of a film fund for the production and financing of mid-budget theatrical feature films.
Represents an award-winning producer and her team in the creation of a film fund for a slate of independent theatrical films.
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Other Distinctions

  • Online Marketing Institute Top Digital Strategists (2014) – Named one of Online Marketing Institute’s Top 40+ Digital Strategists in Marketing for 2014.

  • Super Lawyers (2013–2014) – Named "Rising Star" for New Jersey attorneys.

  • Variety (2011) – Named one of Variety's "Best and Brightest" upcoming entertainment and media attorneys.

  • NJ Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (2011) – Given the "Outstanding Volunteer of the Year" award for his hundreds of hours of pro bono legal services for artists.

  • Monmouth University (2011) – Named "Distinguished Alumnus."
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Speaking Engagements

  • "Intellectual Property and Social Media Webinar," Online Marketing Institute's State of Content & Social Innovation Day, August 7, 2013

  • "The Crowdfunding Economy:  For Startups to Stalwarts and Artists to Technorates," Internet Week New York, May 22, 2013

  • "Latest Developments in Transmedia Deals," Seton Hall Law School Presentation, November 13, 2012

  • "Guidelines for Motion Picture/Video/Film Photography on PSEG Premises." PSEG Presentation, November 12, 2012

  • "Understanding Privacy and Fraud Controls: Strategies and Actions," Annual Eisner Amper Closely Held Business Summit, October 23, 2012


Right of Publicity Issues in Emerging Media
Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, May 2015
Matt Savare, John Wintermute
A New Year, A New Privacy Regulation For California
Law360, December 23, 2014
Matt Savare, Lori Bennett
Producers Beware: When Waivers And Releases Don't Work
Law360, December 10, 2014
Matt Savare
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Press Mentions

Lowenstein Sandler is representing The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of quality skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products, in its pending acquisition of GLAMGLOW, the Hollywood skin care brand focused on fast-acting treatment masks designed to deliver stunning, camera-ready results. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition is expected to close in February 2015. The Lowenstein team includes Marita A. Makinen, Seth T. Goldsamt, Michele J. Alexander, Lynda A. Bennett, Jeffrey Blumenfeld, David Leit, Christine Osvald-Mruz, Matt Savare, Jeffrey M. Shapiro, Jack Sidorov, Jeri L. Abrams, Julie Levinson Werner, David Toma, Lesley Pruzansky Adamo, Kimberly Donnelly, Annie Nazarian, and Marisa A. White. , December 19, 2014
We are representing The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. in connection with the announced agreement to acquire Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, the storied fragrance brand established by the iconic perfumer Frédéric Malle (a grandson of Christian Dior).Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to close in January 2015. The Lowenstein team includes Marita Makinen, Anthony Acevedo, Matt Savare, Michele Alexander, Michael Gooen, Christine Osvald-Mruz, Jeff ShapiroAnnie Nazarian, Randy Dorf and Lesley Adamo. , November 7, 2014
We represented The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. in its acquisition of RODIN olio lusso, a luxury skin care brand founded by the iconic New York stylist Linda Rodin. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Lowenstein team includes Marita A. Makinen, Matt Savare, Michele J. Alexander, Marisa A. White, Annie Nazarian and Kate Basmagian. , November 4, 2014
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Related Areas

Franchise and Distribution
Intellectual Property Litigation
Investment Management
Life Sciences
Media and Entertainment
Privacy and Information Security
The Tech Group
Trademark Prosecution and Enforcement


Seton Hall University School of Law ( J.D. , 2004 ) , summa cum laude, Articles Editor, Seton Hall Law Review
  • Valedictorian
Monmouth University ( M.A. , 2001 ) , summa cum laude
  • Co-Valedictorian
Drew University ( B.A. , 1995 ) , summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

New York
New Jersey

Court Admissions

2004 , U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
2006 , U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
2006 , U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
2006 , U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit


  • Trustee, Black Maria Film Festival