Vanderbilt University Law School,
President, Vanderbilt Bar Association
Jordan A. Quick Memorial Award
American Bar Association
The Missouri Bar
Illinois State Bar Association
The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Thompson Coburn LLP
Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin LLP
Board President, 2011
Board of Directors, 2009-2011
Concordia Lutheran Church
Child Nurture Board
Child Nurture Team
Matt is a highly dedicated legal advisor who provides guidance to clients on complex data center and real estate transactions. He serves as a vice chair of Thompson Coburn's Real Estate group.
Matt represents a broad range of clients on real estate matters throughout the United States, including data center owners and operators, real estate developers, commercial, industrial and multifamily property owners, financial institutions and institutional real estate investors, and commercial landlords and tenants.
Clients and other attorneys regularly turn to Matt to lead their most complex development, financing, and leasing real estate projects. Matt coordinates all aspects of these deals, which require tremendous organization and a broad range of legal experience. He leads document drafting and negotiation, addresses legal and business issues, negotiates financing and equity agreements, and handles any necessary negotiations with tenants or landlords. Through his extensive experience on complex real estate projects, Matt has developed a client-focused philosophy that emphasizes speed, practical guidance, and a total commitment to meeting a client's business objectives for a deal.
Matt's data center practice includes leading acquisitions of data centers in the United States and Canada; drafting and negotiating various types of data center leases, management agreements and service level agreements; and advising data center owners and operators on all aspects of data center operations.
Matt also has extensive experience representing real estate developers in connection with all aspects of commercial and industrial development projects. In addition to providing counsel on the RFP process and the best ways to navigate development issues, Matt advises developers on strategies for procuring capital from financial institutions and alternative equity sources.
He plays a similar advisory role for financial institutions, institutional real estate investors and borrowers in a variety of lending transactions, including real estate acquisition, tax credit, leasehold and construction financing transactions, as well as HUD-insured and conduit loan transactions.
The hidden exposure of tenant estoppels and SNDAs
Key issues in negotiating financeable ground leases
"Key Issues in Negotiating Financeable Ground Leases";
Thompson Coburn LLP E-alert, July 2017
"Restructuring Commercial Real Estate Loans";
Thompson Coburn LLP E-alert, January 2011
Corporate Associate Best Practices Panel -- Organizer and Moderator, Thompson Coburn LLP; St. Louis, Missouri,
Corporate Associate Best Practices Panel-- Organizer and Moderator, Thompson Coburn LLP;
St. Louis, Missouri, November 2015
Practical Tips for Buying and Selling Your Home; Thompson Coburn LLP,
St. Louis, Missouri, September 2014
Corporate Associate Best Practices Panel-- Organizer and Moderator, Thompson Coburn LLP,
St. Louis, Missouri, February 2013
Negotiating Long-Term Ground Leases for Build-To-Suit Buildings;
National Business Institute Seminar, Clayton, Missouri, April 2010
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