Matthew Ormsbee


Matthew Ormsbee graduated from law school and practices law in New York and New Jersey. His practice areas include corporate law, real estate, tax, estate planning, intellectual property, contracts, employment law, and commercial law. He has drafted online legal content for retail business clients, prepared various commercial agreements, entity formation documents, and corporate resolutions, participated in mergers and real estate closings, and handled a variety of smaller matters ranging from estate probates to trademark filings.

While in law school, Matthew served as a staff member and later as the Executive Editor of the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution. His paper, Music to Everyone’s Ears: Binding Mediation in Music Rights Disputes, was published in 2011. In his second year of law school, Matthew studied abroad in Paris and also represented clients through the Cardozo Housing Rights Clinic. He served as a Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant for Professor David Rudenstine, was a class representative in the Student Bar Association, and interned at CBS Broadcasting, the Courtroom Advocates Project in the Bronx, and the Departmental Disciplinary Committee of the Supreme Court of New York (First Department). Prior to law school, Matthew taught English for a year in Germany through the Fulbright Program. He also volunteered full-time with AmeriCorps, planning and leading service projects in New York City, and taught second grade special education in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn through the NYC Teaching Fellows program.

Matthew received his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, received his B.A. from Hendrix College, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He speaks English and German.

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Who are your favorite authors?
Hemingway, Palahniuk, Brett Easton Ellis, Bryce Courtenay
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I look forward to practicing law, interacting with clients and peers, and learning more about how to run businesses successfully.
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Where to find Matthew Ormsbee online


Music to Everyone's Ears: Binding Mediation in Music Rights Disputes
Price: Free! Words: 15,920. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Intellectual property, Nonfiction » Law » Legal theory
Music to Everyone's Ears provides an analysis of U.S. copyright law, musical characteristics commonly considered in copyright disputes, judge's approaches to music copyright litigation, and the role alternative dispute resolution can play in music rights disputes.
Law School 20|20
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 89,790. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Higher, Nonfiction » Law » Legal Education
Law School 20|20 is a modern, all-encompassing guide for law school applicants, students, and graduates. It addresses all aspects of getting into law school, succeeding in law school, and choosing the career path that's right for you. "20|20" refers to the book's unique take on legal education and training, giving you a clear and unfettered view of law school and the job search, warts and all.

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