Matt Savare Partner

New YorkNew Jersey
T 646.414.6911 | F 973.597.2599

Known for his tireless commitment and dedication to client service, Matt focuses his practice on all types of commercial agreements and intellectual property, digital advertising, technology, media, and privacy issues.

Matt has represented clients in many facets of the following industries, with a particular emphasis on how new and emerging technologies are disrupting traditional business models:

  • Software (SaaS, PaaS, development, services)
  • Big data
  • Social media
  • Ad tech, fin tech, and ed tech
  • Media and entertainment
  • Life sciences
  • Retail (online and brick and mortar)
  • Beauty and fashion
  • Food and beverage
  • Government contracting
  • Investment management

Matt counsels clients on a wide range of copyright, trademark, trade secret, and right of publicity matters, again with a particular emphasis on new and disruptive technologies. Matt also counsels clients on information privacy and data security issues, cybersquatting, domain name disputes, and technology licensing.

During his time as a litigator, Matt handled various 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 devotes time to his technology startup, which he founded, and pursues his interests in sports and film. He enjoys running, spending time with his wife and their triplets, and coaching his son’s soccer team. He is a trustee (Vice President) of the Black Maria Film Festival and actively participates in fundraising efforts aimed at research into childhood cancers.

Representative Engagements

Represents companies involved in every facet of the ad tech ecosystem, including the world’s leading publishers, ad networks, ad exchanges, DSPs, SSPs, and data aggregators.
Represents The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. in connection with various investments and acquisitions, with a particular emphasis on intellectual property and right of publicity issues.
Represents numerous hedge, private equity, and other funds and their portfolio companies regarding data privacy, data security, and information technology and services agreements.
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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

  • "2016 Cyber Hot Spots: Laws and Best Practices," ACC - New Jersey and Lowenstein Sandler's Cyber Day, June 2, 2016

  • “Get Seed Money To Grow Your Business,” LaunchNJ Women Entrepreneurs Group, March 8, 2016

  • “Wearable Tech - What Is it? What Privacy Professionals Need to Know!,” International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) KnowledgeNet, March 3, 2016

  • "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

  • "Hot Topics in Reality Television," 2012 Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium, Seton Hall University, March 1, 2012

  • "Understanding the Legal Implications of Social Media," NY XPO for Business, Javits Center, November 16, 2011

  • "Social Media and the Law," Small Business Week: New York Goes Social, May 18, 2011

  • "Developing, Managing, Protecting and Exploiting Intellectual Property," Seton Hall University, October 2010, October 2011, September 2012

  • "Film Production Legal Issues: Beginning, Middle, and Distribution, New York Law School, April 16, 2010


Terms Of Misuse: Class Plaintiffs Exploit Obscure New Jersey Law, Creating E-Commerce Havoc
Westlaw Journal, July 29, 2016
Matt Savare, Gavin Rooney, John Wintermute
New Jersey’s Truth-in-Consumer Contract law provokes new class-action suits
Westlaw Journal, June 17, 2016
Gavin Rooney, Matt Savare
Beware: Native Advertising Regulators Have Finally Grown Restless
AdExchanger, March 17, 2016
Matt Savare, John Wintermute
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Press Mentions

Lowenstein Sandler represented 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 acquisition of By Kilian, a Paris-based prestige fragrance brand. The acquisition creates a strategic opportunity for Estée Lauder to enhance its leadership in the ultra-luxury fragrance market. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Led by partner Marita Makinen, the Lowenstein deal team includes Annie Nazarian Davydov, Kim Donnelly Rowe, Matt Savare, David Toma, Darren Goodman, Christine Osvald-Mruz, Megan Monson, Michael Walutes, Lesley AdamoMarc Lomasky and Manali Joglekar. , February 25, 2016
Lowenstein Sandler is advising Diligent Corporation, the leading provider of secure online collaboration and document sharing solutions, in its definitive agreement to be acquired by Insight Venture Partners, a leading global venture capital and private equity firm. Under the terms of the transaction, stockholders of Diligent, a New Zealand Stock Exchange listed company, will receive $US 4.90 in cash for each share of Diligent stock, a consideration which values Diligent at approximately $US 624 million, including cash. The transaction remains subject to customary closing conditions, including stockholder approval, and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2Q 2016. Diligent will be a privately-held company upon closing. The Lowenstein team included Marita Makinen, Michael Reinhardt, Victoria Rutwind, Randall Dorf, Marc Lomasky, James Gregory, Darren Goodman, Michael Walutes, Lesley Adamo, Matthew Savare, Lisa Harvey, Lowell CitronTheodore Sica and Michael Brosse. , February 14, 2016
Lowenstein Sandler is representing The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. in its investment in Have & Be Co. Ltd., the South Korean company behind skin care brands Dr. Jart+ and Do The Right Thing. The investment is anticipated to create a strategic opportunity to develop a partnership with one of Korea’s most promising high-growth skin care brands. Terms of the investment have not been disclosed and the deal is expected to close in December. The Lowenstein deal team included Marita Makinen, Jonathan Goodman, Randy Dorf, Kimberly Donnelly Rowe, David Lifshitz, Marc Lomasky, Brandon Greenblatt, Matt Savare, Darren Goodman, Christine Osvald-Mruz, Michael WalutesLesley Adamo and Amiad Kushner. , October 26, 2015
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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