Matt is experienced in real estate development and finance representing lenders and borrowers in numerous secured and unsecured financing transactions, including capital markets lending, loan syndications and mezzanine financing.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2005

Civic Involvement

  • Make-A-Wish of Mississippi, Board of Directors
  • Make-A-Wish of Mississippi, Membership Committee, Chairman
  • Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church, Deacon

Distinctions

  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Commercial Transactions / UCC Law, 2017-2019
  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business
    • Real Estate (Mississippi), 2014-2018
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Mid-South Rising Star, Real Estate: Business, 2009-2017

Education & Honors

  • University of Mississippi, J.D., 2005
    • Moot Court Board
  • University of Mississippi, B.A., International Business, magna cum laude, 2002
    • Phi Kappa Phi

Experience

  • Matt has almost 15 years of experience in various types of transactional work, with significant experience in real estate acquisitions, development and financings.
  • His practice includes national and regional real estate matters. He has extensive leasing and real estate acquisition expertise, having represented publicly-traded companies on a national basis from a tenant’s perspective and represented a national car wash brand with acquisitions throughout the southeastern United States.  
  • Matt has experience in the healthcare space, having represented a developer with the acquisition, development, financing and the construction of numerous assisted living and independent living facilities in Mississippi, Louisiana and Georgia.   
  • Matt is often engaged to represent banks, financial institutions and borrowers in numerous secured and unsecured financing transactions, including capital markets lending, loan syndications, private placements and mezzanine financing.
  • He also has extensive experience representing large scale residential developments in all aspects of acquisition, construction, and financing and the creation of property owner associations, including a 2,000 acre development in Madison County, Mississippi.
  • He has also represented institutions of higher learning in a public private partnership for the construction and operation of a new residential dormitory on campus, the leasing, development and operation of a research park and the acquisition of various off-campus commercial buildings to be used for institutional operations.

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Co-Author, “2018 Mississippi Real Estate Law and Practice Section,” Chambers Global Practice Guides – USA Regional Real Estate, August, 2018.
  • Author, "Kinwood-Off Record Land Mine or One-Off Quirk," CLE presented by the Business Law & Real Property Section of the Mississippi Bar, January 18, 2012.
  • Author, "Commercial and Residential Landlord Tenant Law," Sterling Education Services, November 30, 2011.
  • Author, "Negotiating Real Estate Loan Terms & Workout Options," National Business Institute, January 12, 2010.