Matt's Profile

Matt is a Shareholder in Maynard Cooper’s Real Estate & Financial Services practice group and is the Managing Shareholder of the Dallas office. With more than 25 years of experience in real estate law, Matt has handled and managed the legal aspects of a variety of complex real estate transactions, joint ventures, investment fund vehicles, and other real estate-related matters throughout the United States, including:

  • land acquisition, including large land assemblages
  • land development
  • commercial and residential lot development
  • entitlement enhancement
  • infrastructure development and implementation
  • acquisition of improved real property, including office, retail, multifamily, industrial, self-storage, and other types of commercial property
  • disposition of improved and unimproved real property
  • commercial leasing, representing both landlords and tenants
  • entity-level and project-level financing, representing both borrowers and lenders
  • structuring and negotiating real estate investment and development joint ventures, and drafting partnership and limited liability company agreements
  • formation of real estate equity and debt investment funds and associated co-investment vehicles and subsidiary entities

Matt also provides general counsel services to certain real estate investment clients.

Before joining Maynard Cooper, Matt served as President of Hudnall P.C., a former Dallas-based law firm focused on real estate and real estate joint ventures and investment funds. Before forming Hudnall P.C. in 2004, Matt was a shareholder in the real estate practice group of Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C. (now Winstead PC).

Matt is a Dallas native and a 1990 magna cum laude graduate of Vanderbilt University where he majored in economics and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society. He received his law degree from Vanderbilt Law School in 1994 and is licensed to practice law in Texas and Florida.

Matt currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Real Estate Council of Dallas, and early in his career, he was a member of the Associate Leadership Council of that organization, which represents more than 625 commercial real estate companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Matt also has been recognized as a “Texas Rising Star” in the Texas Super Lawyers edition of Texas Monthly magazine and has been featured in the “In-House Texas” section of Texas Lawyer.

Matt's Accolades

  • Best Lawyers in America© for Real Estate Law (2022)


State Bar: Florida, Texas

  • Vanderbilt University
    • (1990, magna cum laude, B.A. in Economics, Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society)

  • Vanderbilt University Law School
    • (1994)

Thursday, August 19, 2021

179 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022

Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 179 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, including 17 who are distinguished as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective areas of expertise and 48 of the Firm’s younger attorneys...

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Maynard Cooper & Gale Expands to Dallas; Bolsters Real Estate and Land Development Practice

Maynard Cooper & Gale has expanded its national geographic footprint to Texas with the addition of a Dallas office and real estate attorneys Matt Hudnall, Karen Cowden, and Allan Katz. The announcement aligns with the firm’s strategic priorities and positive growth trajectory, further establishing Maynard Cooper as a nationally recognized...

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