Matthew Weitz is General Counsel at Manhattan West where he oversees the company’s legal affairs. With a decade of experience in transactional, regulatory, and litigation matters across a diverse range of business and legal sectors, Mr. Weitz’ keen legal and business mind is focused on a practical approach managing a wide variety of legal and business matters.
Mr. Weitz has extensive experience in Media and Entertainment, Gaming and Hospitality, Real Estate, M&A, and Regulatory Law. Among his achievements, he represented Meruelo Media before the FCC in a first-of-its-kind purchase and sale of television spectrum, negotiated the financing and relocation of Magic Mike Live Las Vegas to the SAHARA Las Vegas, and served as legal counsel for global concert tours of U2, Sting, Justin Timberlake, and Phil Collins.
Mr. Weitz previously served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel for the Meruelo Group, a family-owned asset management company, where he oversaw legal matters for its Media and Entertainment, Gaming and Hospitality, and Real Estate divisions as well as intellectual property matters for the entire portfolio. He also served as Senior Director of Legal Affairs for Global Touring at Live Nation Entertainment, as a law clerk for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, and as a judicial extern in Los Angeles Superior Court. Mr. Weitz also had his own private practice representing professional players, coaches, and companies in the Esports sector.
A Los Angeles native, Mr. Weitz graduated with a B.A. from UCLA and Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law. An entrepreneur at heart, he also owns and operates his family’s real estate business with his sister. In his free time, Mr. Weitz enjoys exploring cities across the globe, cycling, and cooking.