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Matthew W. Bower Partner

Matt Bower Business and Corporate Law Attorney
Metro Detroit
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Rosanne Frank, 248/567-7819

Business Law Experience

Matthew is a business and corporate attorney with a focus on general business, contracts, transactions, employment and private equity with particular emphasis on representing technology, Internet and software startup to mid-sized companies. He also practices intellectual property law, specifically copyright, publishing and licensing.

Publications and Presentations

  • Note, Replaying the Betamax Case for the New Digital VCRs: Introducing TiVo to Fair Use, 20 CARDOZO ARTS & ENT. L.J. 417 (2002)
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), "Doing Business Online," program section and publication YouTube and Beyond: The Law of Online Content Sharing, presented June 5, 2007
  • ICLE, "Movie Making in Michigan: A Lawyer's Guide," program section and publication Serving as General Counsel for a Film Project, presented on June 3, 2010
  • ICLE, 4th Annual Information Technology Law Seminar, program and publication Representing the Web-based Business, presented on September 21, 2011

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan (Business, Entertainment, and IT Sections)
  • New York State Bar Association (Entertainment and IP Sections)
  • American Bar Association (IP Section)
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Copyright Society of the U.S.A.


  • Named in 2014 and 2015 to Detroit Techweek 100; Detroit area leaders significantly impacting business and technology
  • Named a Rising Star by Michigan Super Lawyers since 2012
  • Up and Coming Lawyer for 2009 by Michigan Lawyer's Weekly

Community Involvement

  • Chair for the Arts, Communications, Entertainment & Sports (ACES) section of the State Bar of Michigan, 2008 - 2009
  • Creative Many Michigan, Lawyers for the Creative Economy (LCE) program, Volunteer lawyer and Advisory Committee member
  • Creative Many Michigan, Board of Directors
  • Michigan Youth Arts Association, Board of Directors


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
    New York, New York
    J.D., Cum Laude, 2002
    Editor-in-Chief, Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, 2001 – 2002
  • University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    B.F.A.,Theatre, 1995
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