Matthew J. Aaronson


New York
Business Phone: 212.704.6006
Business Fax: 212.704.5901


Matthew's practice focuses on commercial and business litigation in almost every area of commercial law, including contracts, corporate and partnership disputes, financial services, restrictive covenants, unfair competition, insurance, real estate, trademarks, business torts and many other legal and equitable issues. He also counsels and defends clients in federal, state and local regulatory matters. His expertise covers all phases of litigation, including trials, appeals, arbitrations, mediations and other alternative dispute methods.

Representative Experience
Representation of international real estate developer in foreclosing on stalled NYC luxury condominium project.

Representation of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Trustee in ten NYC foreclosure actions arising out of a real estate investment ponzi scheme.

Representation of private equity firm in connection in dispute with borrower under real estate acquisition loan.

Representation of U.S. charter airline in action for breach of an aircraft lease.

Representation of former parent of commercial airline in an action for default under a guaranty of an aircraft lease.

Representation of U.S. equity investor in litigation arising from defaults under lease transactions involving passenger rolling stock operated by domestic municipal transit agencies.

Representation of low cost airline in an action for default under an aircraft lease.

Representation of condominium sponsor in dispute with purchasers who defaulted under purchase agreements.

Representation of a national apparel retailer in action by a former supplier for tortious interference with contract and tortious interference with prospective business opportunities.

Representation of a former senior executive of an inter-dealer brokerage firm in dispute with former employer concerning constructive discharge and scope of restrictive covenants contained in employment and related agreements.

Representations of securities firms and registered representatives in customer and industry arbitrations before FINRA (formerly NASD).

Substantial experience with business tort claims, including tortious interference with contract, trade secret, fraud, restrictive covenants and breach of fiduciary duty claims.

Substantial experience with disputes regarding the ownership of closely-held businesses in the entertainment, real estate, and financial services industries.

Representation of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, financial institutions and service providers in investigations by federal, state and municipal regulatory agencies.

Representation of manufacturers and retailers in consumer class actions involving claims for consumer fraud and violations of state unfair and deceptive trade practices acts.

Representation of a national beverage manufacturer in a dispute arising from the termination of an exclusive distributorship.

Representation of a national franchisor of fast-casual Mexican food restaurants in an action against a competitor for trademark infringement and unfair competition.

Representation of an international software licensor in an action against licensee for breach of software license agreement.

Representation of the owners of a majority interest in an apparel manufacturer in a dispute with the former president and owner of a minority interest in the company.

Representation of a New York-based restaurant chain in a trademark infringement action.

Representation of a national manufacturer of bridal gowns in a trademark infringement action.

Representation of a professional sports agent in a dispute with a former client.

Representation of a professional athlete in a dispute with his former manager.

Representation of an equipment leasing company in connection with numerous attorney general investigations of a telecommunications company's allegedly fraudulent activities.

Representation of an international passenger transportation company in connection with state and local licensing requirements, including vehicle emissions and safety requirements.

Other Distinctions
Selected as New York “Rising Star” in Business Litigation by New York Super Lawyer Magazine-Metro Edition (2011-2013).

Work Experience
Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP, 2008-present
Associate, Troutman Sanders LLP, 2005-2007
Associate, Jenkens & Gilchrist Parker Chapin LLP, 2000-2005



  • Yeshiva University, J.D., 2000
    Supervising Editor, Cardozo Law Review
  • Tufts University, B.A., 1997

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


  • New York State Bar Association
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York