Excellence with Cost Effective Results


Matthew Furse was not born in Texas, but he got here as fast as he could. A native of the United Kingdom, Matthew trained as a Barrister (Trial Lawyer) and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2012. He met his American wife in London where they lived for six years until the lure of the people, weather, and food of Texas became too strong to resist. After passing the Texas Bar Exam, he joined Glast, Phillips & Murray where he has built a loyal following representing US and international clients in litigation across the United States and beyond.

A seasoned and tenacious civil litigation attorney, Matthew has successfully represented clients as first chair throughout all stages of trial, arbitration, and appellate proceedings. He acts for individuals, investors, corporations, partnerships, advisors, and trusts in a range of complex litigation matters, including securities, fraud, bankruptcy, and intellectual property, particularly in multiparty cases, or those with a multi-jurisdictional or international element. Matthew has an acute understanding of the emotional and financial investment of clients involved in litigation. He prides himself on being highly responsive and accessible to clients, as well as being able to explain complex legal concepts in straightforward language.

Known on the rugby pitch as ‘The Enforcer’, Matthew is also a powerful presence in court and relishes the opportunity to fight his client’s corner at trial in either state or federal court. He also understands, however, that discretion can sometimes be the better part of valor and can use his robust advocacy skills to facilitate the resolution of disputes through negotiation or mediation.

Matthew also practices with the firm of Jamieson Alexander (www.jamiesonalexander.co.uk) in London, principally in the fields of commercial, bankruptcy, property, probate, and data protection litigation. Matthew can therefore represent US clients on either side of the Pond and provide seamless access to the full range of courts in the UK, including the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). He can also advise and represent clients in cross-border bankruptcy, intellectual property, and probate disputes, together with obtaining Mareva worldwide freezing injunctions, and issues involving the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

In his spare time, Matthew enjoys a diverse range of interests including cooking, opera, shooting and country pursuits, rugby, NFL/College Football, and powerlifting.


- Representative Experience

Matthew’s recent experience includes the following:

• Represented the plaintiff, a high-net-worth investor, as lead counsel in a federal securities fraud and fraudulent transfer lawsuit. Successfully pursued the fraudster and a connected corporate entity under alter ego, veil piercing and vicarious liability theories and obtained a >$500,000 judgment (including attorneys’ fees).

• Serving as lead special litigation counsel to a Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee in adversary proceedings to recover actual and constructive fraudulent conveyances, preferences, and post-petition transfers with a value of >$4m.

• Serving as lead special litigation counsel to a Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee in a cross-border insolvency case with assets located in the UK. Obtained an order in the Insolvency & Companies Court, part of the Chancery Division of the UK High Court, recognizing the US bankruptcy case as a foreign main proceeding under the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006/UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency, and then secured the removal of a fraudulent lien which the English Court held was a post-petition disposition to a creditor which was void ab initio.

• Lead counsel for a high-net-worth property developer in a suit involving the purchase of a $2.7m warehouse property in Denton County. The case involves allegations of general partnership, fraud in a real estate transaction, breach of fiduciary duty, and declaratory relief.

• Represented and advised a property developer concerning a complex probate issue connected to the release of a warranty deed, together with advice concerning foreclosure, and trespass lawsuits.

• Co-counsel with David W. Dodge for the defendant, a heavyweight regional mortgage lender and NASCAR sponsor, in a federal trademark infringement and unfair competition suit in the Eastern District of New York. Undertook extensive briefing work on a motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction and failure to state a claim. The motion was granted, and the case dismissed for lack of personal jurisdiction.

• Advised a U.S. firm regarding a request for service of a subpoena in the U.K. pursuant to the Hague Convention.



Appellate Law

Bankruptcy Law

Business Law

International and Cross-Border Law


Real Estate Law





England and Wales

U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western District of Texas, and the Northern District of Illinois

U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit



LL.B. Law and European Studies cum laude—University of Portsmouth, U.K.

Bar Professional Training Course—The College (now University) of Law, London Bloomsbury, U.K.



State Bar of Texas

American Bar Association

Dallas Bar Association

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

Dallas Rugby Football Club

Texas Young Lawyers Association

The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple



Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program

Bar Pro Bono Unit




French (conversational)


E: mfurse@gpm-law.com

T: 972-419-8349

F: 972-419-8329


Scope of Practice


  • Arbitration
  • Bankruptcy & Restructuring
  • Business and Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Civil Fraud and fraudulent transfers
  • Cross-border insolvency, intellectual property, and probate
  • Cryptocurrency/Blockchain
  • Data Protection, Cybersecurity, Confidentiality, GDPR, and Breach of Privacy
  • FINRA Investigations
  • Freezing injunctions, TROs, and emergency relief
  • Jurisdiction and Choice of Law
  • Professional liability and malpractice
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Securities
  • SEC Investigations
  • White Collar Investigations

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