Shareholder; Financial Institutions and Real Estate
Matt is a shareholder in the firm of Briggs and Morgan, Professional Association. He is a member of the Financial Institutions and Real Estate Section, the Bankruptcy Practice Group and the Private Equity Practice Group. He practices principally in the areas of:
Matt has extensive experience handling all types of finance matters on behalf of corporate clients in structuring, negotiating and documenting a variety of transactions. Matt concentrates a significant portion of his practice on representation of mezzanine and junior capital funds in subordinated debt and equity investment transactions. He also represents banks, financial institutions and borrowers in connection with senior and subordinate loans, mortgage repurchase facilities, real estate loans, asset-based loans and commercial real estate transactions. In addition, Matt has extensive experience in the New Market Tax Credits (NMTC) program representing community development entities (CDEs), borrowers and investors in structuring and closing NMTC transactions. Matt also has represented clients in connection with wind energy development projects in Minnesota, North Dakota and Indiana.
Matt has represented lenders all over the country in connection with the origination of mortgage and mezzanine loans for commercial properties ranging from $1 million to $8 billion. He also has represented lenders in connection with the sale and assignments of mortgage and mezzanine loans, workouts, forebearance arrangements, participations, and the review and negotiation of intercreditor, co-lender and servicing agreements.
Matt is admitted to practice in Minnesota and the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota; New Jersey; North Carolina; and New York. He received his B.A. in political science from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, where he was an editor for the Fordham Urban Law Journal. Matt practiced several years with a North Carolina law firm before joining Briggs in 2008. Prior to private practice, Matt served as in-house counsel for an international real estate brokerage and property management company based in New York.