Matthew G. DeOreo

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in New York, NY

Tacopina, Seigel & DeOreo
 | 275 Madison Ave, 35 FL
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-227-8877
Fax: 212-619-1028
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (30%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Matthew G. DeOreo is an attorney at the law firm of Tacopina, Seigel & DeOreo in New York, New York, where he works in civil litigation and criminal defense. Mr. DeOreo has over 20 years of legal experience and represents a diverse group of clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area.

    Over the course of his career, Mr. DeOreo has handled a wide variety of complex civil and criminal cases, including white-collar criminal defense matters. His civil litigation practice encompasses areas including contract disputes, negligence and employment related issues such as discrimination, harassment and sexual assault. He has been involved in many significant cases and has helped clients reach substantial verdicts and settlements. In one case, he helped a client secure a judgment of more than $25 million.

    A seasoned trial attorney, Mr. DeOreo has argued before state, federal and appellate courts. He is also a skilled negotiator and highly experienced with alternative dispute resolution methods such as arbitration and mediation. He has appeared before the American Arbitration Association, the National Arbitration and Mediation, and the alternative dispute resolution association JAMS.

    Outside of managing his law practice, Mr. DeOreo is committed to remaining active in his legal community. He is a member of the New York City Bar Association and spent many years as a member of the association’s Litigation Committee.

    Mr. DeOreo earned a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University and received his law degree from Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law. He holds licenses to practice law before the state courts of New York and Connecticut.

    Practice Areas
    • 30%Civil Litigation: Defense
    • 50%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 10%Criminal Defense
    • 10%Criminal Defense: White Collar
    Focus Areas

    Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Murder, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal


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    Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021

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    About Matthew DeOreo

    Admitted: 1999, New York

    Professional Webpage:


    • Super Lawyers awarded for accomplishments/achievements and excellence in practice., Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers, 2019

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Law License - New York, 1999

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Litigation Committee, 2008-2016
    • 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, 2012
    • District of Connecticut, 2010
    • Eastern District of New York, 1999
    • Southern District of New York, 1999
    • Admitted to New York Bar, 1999
    • Admitted to Connecticut State Bar, 2008

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Enrico Forti, 2018


    • Davis v. Kellenberg Memorial High School, 284 A.D. 2d 293 (2d Dept. 2001)
    • Cruz v. Coach Storrs Inc., 202 F.3d 560 (2d Cir. 2000)
    • Wisell v. Indo-Med Commodities, Inc., 303 A.D. 2d 749 (2d Dept. 2003)
    • Panix Productions Ltd. v. Lewis, 106 Fed. Appx., 757 (2d Cir. 2004)
    • Straight-Out Promotions, LLC v. Warren, 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7276 (W.D. Ky. Apr. 26, 2005)
    • DiBella v. Hopkins, 407 F. Supp. 2d 537 (S.D.N.Y. 2005)
    • DiBella v. Hopkins, 403 F.3d 102 (2d Cir. N.Y. 2005)
    • Matter of Comptroller of City of N.Y. v. Mayor of City of N.Y., 7 N.Y.3d 256 (2006)
    • M’Baye v. World Boxing Ass’n, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 23173 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 21, 2007)
    • Centauro Liquid Opportunities Master Fund, L.P. v. Bazzoni, No. 15 CV 9003-LTS-SN, 2018 WL 6340600 (S.D.N.Y. July 23, 2018)
    • Baiul v. Disson, 607 F. App’x 18 (2d Cir. 2015)
    • Jeter v. RevolutionWear, Inc., No. CV 11706-VCG, 2016 WL 3947951 (Del. Ch. July 19, 2016)
    • Centauro Liquid Opportunities Master Fund, L.P. v. Bazzoni, No. 15 CV 9003-LTS-SN, 2016 WL 5719793 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 30, 2016)
    • LB on behalf of PB v. Hines, No. 15-CV-5238 (NSR), 2019 WL 3066427 (S.D.N.Y. July 12, 2019)
    • LB on behalf of PB v. Hines, No. 15-CV-5238 (NSR), 2018 WL 1773138 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 10, 2018)
    • Centauro Liquid Opportunities Master Fund, L.P. v. Bazzoni, No. 15 CV 9003-LTS-SN, 2019 WL 4464242 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 18, 2019)
    • Oprea Settlement - $400,000, 2018

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Super Lawyers, 2019

    Educational Background:

    • B.A., Colgate University, 1995
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    Office Location for Matthew G. DeOreo

    275 Madison Ave
    35 FL
    New York, NY 10016

    Phone: 212-227-8877

    Fax: 212-619-1028

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    Last Updated: 3/17/2021

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