Matt's practice encompasses a broad range of finance and real estate matters, with a concentration in the representation of both capital providers and operators in connection with joint ventures and the raising of real estate-focused funds. He also has significant experience in the origination, acquisition, syndication and disposition of mortgage loans, high-yield debt, B-Notes, participations and mezzanine financings. Matt has recently represented several clients in connection with the structuring of tax-benefited Opportunity Zone investments created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
He also has significant experience in the restructuring and workout of complex distressed-debt structures and has represented lenders, servicers and borrowers in connection with the workout, foreclosure and restructuring of commercial real estate loans. Matt was previously a partner in the Finance and Real Estate group at Dechert LLP, where he co-founded the real estate finance blog crunchedcredit.com. He is a frequent lecturer and author on matters relating to real estate finance.
Bar & Court Admissions
- J.D., cum laude, Boston College Law School
- B.A., Boston College
Bloomberg LawAugust 6, 2019
- Co-Author, "Payment Priorities: Impact of Special Servicing Fees on B-Note Holders," Real Estate Finance & Investment (January 11, 2010) (with David W. Forti and Timothy A. Stafford)
Seminars & Presentations
- Moderator, "Rescue Capital: Determining which Damsels in Distress are Worth Saving" at IMN's Ninth Annual Borrowers', Investors' & Special Servicers' Forum on Real Estate Mezzanine Loans & Distressed Debt (New York, December 9-10, 2010)
- Panelist, "Mezzanine Loans, CMBS and Multi-Party Workouts" at IMN Bankers' Forum on Distressed Properties & Real Estate Loan Workouts (New York, April 19-20, 2010)