Matthew D. Batista Joins Klinedinst’s San Diego Office

Matthew D. Batista

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – Klinedinst San Diego is excited to welcome corporate lawyer Matthew D. Batista to its growing office. Mr. Batista joins with significant experience in transactional practice areas, including corporate, intellectual property, sustainability, and real estate matters. Before joining the firm, he handled transactions for businesses, non-profits, athletes, entertainers, and other professionals.

Mr. Batista is a former Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force as a Security Forces member. He oversaw nuclear weapon security operations and trained with national security organizations such as the FBI, CBP, and foreign militaries. He also deployed in support of Operation New Dawn and Operation Enduring Freedom, both of which were counter-terrorism missions. His military experience has helped him be flexible and adapt to any situation, a trait that serves clients well in the transactional and mergers and acquisitions areas.

Following his service in the military, Mr. Batista was awarded a full merit scholarship to California Western School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor degree. During law school, he was honored with three American Jurisprudence Awards, obtained his LEED Green Associate certification, and was selected as a 2020 Presidential Management Fellows Program finalist through the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

“We are thrilled to be working alongside Matthew,” said James Snyder, Senior Counsel at the firm’s San Diego office and head of the firm’s transactional practice group. “He brings a wealth of knowledge to the transactional practice and is an excellent addition to our team.”

Mr. Batista currently sits as Vice-Chair of the Environmental Disclosure Committee for the American Bar Association’s Section on Energy, Environment, and Resources. He understands the complexities of environmental law as well as how to develop innovative solutions to environmental issues. Mr. Batista also contributes to the California Lawyers Association (CLA), a 100,000-member organization that promotes professional advancement of attorneys practicing in California.

Klinedinst PC is pleased to welcome Mr. Batista to the firm. To learn more about his background and achievements, please visit:

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Klinedinst is the go-to firm for clients looking for litigation, trial experience, transactional representation, and legal counsel.  The firm’s offices in IrvineLos AngelesSacramentoSan Diego, and Seattle service clients across the West, handling matters in California, Washington, Nevada, and Arizona. What sets Klinedinst apart is the relationship our attorneys foster with each and every client. Klinedinst lawyers are indispensable strategic partners to business leaders, helping to achieve business objectives and create proactive solutions to resolve the many legal challenges that businesses are confronted with every day.  Whether vigorously advocating for business clients in court, or guiding business transactions and negotiations, Klinedinst is the trusted legal advisor to have by your side.