Matt is a Shareholder and member of Maynard Cooper's Real Estate, Commercial Lending, and Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice groups. He also serves on the firm’s Executive Committee.
Matt has extensive experience in the representation of developers, sponsors and investors in the acquisition, financing, development, leasing and disposition of real estate, including shopping centers and retail properties, office buildings, multifamily properties, condominiums and other residential projects, undeveloped land, health care properties, industrial sites and other commercial properties.
Matt’s practice includes the representation of borrowers and lenders in secured and unsecured transactions and multi-state transactions.
Matt also regularly represents special servicers, banks and financial institutions in the creative restructuring and disposition of problem loans (especially those involving real estate collateral), and has significant experience with note sales/purchases, workouts, commercial foreclosures and complex deed-in-lieu transactions, OREO sales, §363 sales and bankruptcy matters.
He has also been a lecturer in the area of real estate and bankruptcy law, and recently served on the Planning Committee for the Alabama Bar Institute’s Advanced Real Estate Seminar.
Matt has received wide recognition for his accomplishments as an attorney in various practice areas by industry rankings including The Best Lawyers in America© and Super Lawyers, and he is AV-Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
He earned his J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Alabama School of Law, and he holds a B.A. magna cum laude from Samford University.