Matt Deen

(619) 993-8873

Matt Deen handles all of the transactional matters for the Firm, which primarily include business law and estate planning. Matt’s practice involves representing small businesses and startups as outside general counsel from entity formation to exit, and everything in between. His ability to advise businesses on a wide range of issues including contracts, employment law, trademarks and real estate make him a valuable resource and advisor to our clients. In addition to advising small businesses and startups, Matt has a robust estate planning practice advising clients of varying wealth from just a few hundred thousand dollars to $10+ million. The integration of a general business law practice and an estate planning practice is a perfect mix for our entrepreneurial clients.


  • University of Iowa, BBA, Marketing, 2002
  • California Western School of Law, JD, 2005
  • Academic Merit Scholarship Recipient
  • American Jurisprudence Awards in Contracts I and Property II

Awards and Recognition

  • San Diego Business Journal Best of the Bar 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 (not published after 2017)
  • SuperLawyers Rising Star 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020
  • San Diego Union Tribune Reader’s Best 2015 and 2016
  • Avvo Rating, 10.0 out of 10.0

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • State Bar of California, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Member
    • Section and Committee Council, Member, 2016, 2017
    • Bench-Bar Committee, Member, 2015-2017
    • Leadership Outreach Committee, Member, 2016-2017
    • Court Funding Action Committee, Member, 2015-2016
    • Chair, Business and Corporate Law Section, 2014-2015
    • Co-Chair, Business and Corporate Law Section, 2013-2014
  • Wills for Heroes, Volunteer
  • Crawford High School, Academy of Law Mentorship Program Volunteer