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 He is a frequent lecturer and author on matters relating to real estate finance.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts


  • J.D., cum laude, Boston College Law School
  • B.A., Boston College

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)



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