Matthew P. Canini, a Member of the Sills Cummis & Gross Litigation Department, is resident in the Firm’s New York office and is experienced in complex commercial and real estate litigation in both state and federal courts. Mr. Canini has represented public and private companies including: banks, registered broker-dealers, investment advisors, hedge funds, non-bank lenders, manufacturers, retailers, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, technology companies and real estate developers.  His wide-ranging dispute resolution experience covers: contracts, loan agreements, creditor’s rights, asset recovery, domestic and international sales of goods, e-commerce, derivative actions, partnerships and joint ventures, limited liability companies, M&A disputes, business torts, fiduciary liability, real estate, complex commercial leasing, title issues, employment litigation, ERISA, intellectual property rights, FINRA arbitrations and investigations, SEC subpoenas and investigations and private securities litigation.


  • Litigation
  • Banking and Finance Litigation
  • Securities Litigation

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Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida


Rankings and Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in:
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America* 2023-2024, Litigation – Securities
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers®* "Rising Stars" 2022-2023, Business Litigation; General Litigation; Civil Litigation: Defense

* See Award Methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.


  • LL.M., International Economic and Business Law, Kyushu University
  • J.D., Villanova University School of Law, cum laude
  • BSBA, University of Florida
  • B.A., University of Florida

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Florida