Matt maintains national bankruptcy, natural resources, real estate, and opinion practices.
Bankruptcy & Insolvency: Matt provides business-focused bankruptcy and insolvency advice to creditors, ranging from day-to-day counseling and transactional drafting to actively participating in and leading clients through complex bankruptcy cases and proceedings. He emphasizes energy and other extractive industries, including oil & gas (exploration & production/upstream and midstream sectors), mining (coal, gold, and silver), and renewable energy (wind, solar, and geothermal), and has developed a national profile from his work in these areas in cases filed throughout the U.S., including in Delaware, Texas, and Colorado, and across the firm’s footprint. He clerked on the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Districts of Colorado and Utah, and on the Colorado Court of Appeals. He also serves as Co-Chair of the ABA’s Subcommittee on Business Bankruptcy Transactions.
Real Estate & Renewable Energy: Matt has a diverse real estate practice representing clients with interests across the U.S. He structures, negotiates, and closes deals for financial institutions, private lenders, equity funds, and borrowers, including lending and borrowing using construction, term, non-recourse term, revolving credit, and syndicated and single lender loans in single asset and multi-state/multi-asset real estate transactions. He also supports the firm’s energy and infrastructure teams on a wide-range of real property issues and opinion requirements, with an emphasis on wind, solar, geothermal, and other power generation projects.
Opinions: Matt regularly provides substantive non-consolidation and debt financing opinions in real estate, commercial lending, and energy transactions.
Loan Workouts & Receivership: Matt leverages his real estate and bankruptcy experience to effectively lead clients through transactional loan workouts and restructuring, and distressed commercial and mixed-use projects. He negotiates and prepares loan modifications, forbearance agreements, deeds in lieu, and other transactional documents. He also seeks the appointment of receivers on behalf of lenders and has experience with foreclosure related litigation, including assisting loan servicers in various loan servicing disputes.
In-House Experience: Matt was formerly in-house counsel with a multinational software services company, emphasizing corporate matters, contracts, licensing, and real estate leasing in the U.S. and Europe.