Matthew P. Canini, a Member of the Sills Cummis & Gross Litigation Department, 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