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Hrutkay Law empowers business and their stakeholders to make meaningful decisions to drive growth, deliver value, and to make a difference in their communities. By implementing sound and strategic legal planning around business priorities, Hrutkay Law clients find peace of mind and practical solutions that allow them to focus on the future of their businesses.

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Our clients' peace of mind is the ultimate goal. Developing a strategic legal strategy is the way to get there. Whether you're facing a disruptive litigation or business dispute, internal corporate governance or compliance concerns, or trying to protect your valuable brand and goodwill, Hrutkay Law is here to walk you through these concerns at your speed and with cost-effective fee structures.

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Matt Hrutkay,
founder & Principal

Our mission at Hrutkay Law is to deliver practical, affordable, and manageable solutions to the obstacles to your business's growth and progress. Being a lawyer is not about dressing to impress, but taking on those roles that are necessary to get the job done. That’s why I bring so much of myself into my practice.

After years of working in "big law" serving the interests of large corporate clients, I decided to create a new type of law firm. Hrutkay Law caters to the needs of small- and medium-sized businesses working to create sustainable growth. We ensure that your business’ day-to-day legal needs care are taken care of, while also developing a long-term plan for the law to support your strategic growth.

I graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in June 2010, and developed my practice working for two internationally recognized law firms in New York before moving to San Diego in 2018 to work as an attorney with Troutman Sanders LLP (now Troutman Pepper). The entrepreneurs I met in San Diego inspired me to forge my own path. That’s why I formed Hrutkay Law in 2019—to help businesses that need sensible counsel and representation when facing the challenges of small business growth and limited resources. .

I was inspired to form Hrutkay Law by what I now know to be true—when we are free to pursue our passions, magical things happen. My goal is to free you from legal worries so that you can make magic happen for your business.

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“The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there.”

― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

your path to peace of mind

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A different type of business lawyer

Hrutkay Law cuts through the traditional law firm model to deliver practical, affordable, and realistic solutions to the obstacles standing in the way of your business’s growth and progress. Being a lawyer is not about dressing to impress, but being willing to dig in and get dirty with our clients to get the job done.

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Legal representation At your own pace

From flexible fee arrangements to meeting after hours, Hrutkay Law works with you to develop legal strategies that accomplish your goals, on your terms.

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Solutions designed to move your business forward.

The law is designed to help protect your business, but too often it can seem like the law is just another roadblock standing in your way. At Hrutkay Law, we leverage the power of the law to help you meet your business objectives.

Cornering the issues

Body position, entry speed, brake, throttle, and the “line” taken all impact how a motorcycle rider handles a corner. Mastering these nuances and truly feeling the road are critical for developing the skill needed to ride safely and masterfully for decades. Taking shortcuts only invites danger and unnecessary risk.

Dealing with legal issues as a business owner is a lot like cornering on a bike. Nearly every major business decision requires consideration of risks and rewards, and how those impact the long run. With most law firms, however, incorporating legal strategy into day-to-day decision making is fractured, stressful, and cost prohibitive. Hrutkay Law is here to change that. We’ve got a feel for the road you’ve got to ride as a small business owner, and our goal is to provide that routine maintenance needed to make the journey smooth and comfortable for your business.

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Practice areas

We work with business owners on a range of legal matters, helping them overcome difficult issues so that their businesses can thrive.

Reliable Legal counsel for your business

Hiring an attorney every time your company needs legal advice is frustrating, time consuming ,and expensive. We understand the value of your time and the need to handle any issues swiftly and efficiently.

Hrutkay Law offers fractional general counsel services, providing cost-effective legal advice to small- and medium-sized businesses on a range of issues, including: corporate transactions, advertising and brand management, business disputes and litigation, regulatory compliance, corporate governance, real estate, labor and employment, and succession planning. We do this on your budget, by offering progressive fee structures, allowing you to consistently plan and account for your legal costs, and truly integrating legal strategy into your day-to-day decision making.

Corporate law

Every entrepreneur, investor and small business owner will tell you that solving problems is just a part of the job. But legal issues facing a growing small business present unique challenges. Trying to tackle them on your own not only takes away your valuable time, it significantly increases your company’s risks and costs you more in the long-run.

All businesses, no matter the size, should be able to afford and enjoy the benefits of effective legal counsel.

From entity formation, trademark and brand protection, by-laws, and partnership agreements to finance, employment, and corporate governance, Hrutkay Law offers the legal strategies and solutions that you need to kick your business into high gear.


Contracts are the foundation of every business relationship. They provide accountability and trust in a cutthroat world. Contractual disputes present a unique set of problems that require quick thinking and a working knowledge of your company and its operations. Do you have someone that you could call if someone breached the contracts at the heart of your business’s success?

Business litigation

Litigation may seem like the only way forward when trying to solve a dispute. But we start with a scalable approach, and work to minimize the costs and disruption caused by adversarial posturing. We know how to pull off the gloves when necessary and always advocate relentlessly for our clients, but we’ve found that fighting usually leaves everyone unhappy at the end of the day, and it’s best to focus on a productive path forward.

When you're racing, it's life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting.

― Steve McQueen

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Are you ready to move past the disputes and legal disputes that are weighing you down? Discover the peace of mind that comes with sound and targeted legal counsel. Contact Hrutkay Law today to discuss the obstacles standing in the way of your business's true potential, so that you can kick your business into high gear.

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notable representations

Serve as outside general counsel to digital media company, managing legal budget, processes, and outsourcing, and assessing the impact of legal risks on primary business objectives

Serve as outside general counsel to marketing and advertising, developing a process-based approach to resolve pending disputes and minimize legal risks to current and future business.

Recovered $41 Million in securities fraud action against Brazilian mobile phone carrier that misled investors about the long-term viability and profitability of its South American expansion and technological upgrade efforts.*

Recovered $15 Million for in securities fraud action asserting claims against clinical-stage pharmaceutical developer for false statements about the success of Phase 2b clinical trials and likelihood of FDA approval.*

Defended investor in closely-held real estate LLC against claims of breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, conversion (and in asserting relevant cross-claims). Resolved claims on highly favorable terms, recovering significant profits from LLC assets.*

Defended executive officer of bio-tech start-up against breach of fiduciary duty and related claims. Successfully defeated motion to attach client’s personal and family property, paving the way for a favorable resolution of all claims.*

Successfully obtained nearly $500,000 in monetary sanctions on behalf of a closely held sports and lifestyle company defending claims of defamation and unfair competition in California state court, resulting in voluntary dismissal of all claims against it.*

Successfully obtained terminating sanctions and $4 Million in monetary sanctions on behalf of sports and lifestyle company pursuing defamation claims against competitor in Federal court litigation.*

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*Matters handled while previously employed at other law firms. Results portrayed here were dependent on the facts of that case, and results will differ based on differing facts
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