Matt’s practice focuses exclusively on public finance matters. His experience extends into all aspects governmental and nonprofit debt finance—including acting as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, and counsel to borrowers, issuers, lenders, remarketing agents, trustees and underwriters—in connection with fixed rate, variable rate and multimodal debt.
As bond counsel, Matt has advised numerous governmental entities—including cities, towns, counties and states, transportation authorities and school, water, fire and wastewater districts—in connection with the issuance of taxable and tax-exempt general obligation (GO) debt for capital and working capital purposes.
Matt also advises on matters involving the issuance of taxable or tax-exempt revenue bonds for governmental purposes or for the benefit of 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, such as hospitals and other healthcare entities, secondary schools, colleges and universities.
In addition, Matt has for several years served as program counsel to the Massachusetts state revolving fund in connection with the ongoing administration of its bond-financed drinking water and wastewater loan programs.
He also has significant experience with private-use and other tax law considerations related to establishing and maintaining the tax-exempt status of certain governmental and qualified private activity bonds issued for capital and working capital financings.
Matt began his law career in the public finance department at the Boston office of another firm. While in law school, Matt was elected Editor-in-Chief of the Uniform Commercial Code Reporter—Digest.
Prior to his career in law, Matt was a teacher. He began teaching in western Massachusetts and then served for several years as a math teacher in the Seattle public schools.
- Boston College (JD)
- Antioch College (MED)
- Brown University (BA)
Recognition & Awards
- Chambers USA: Massachusetts (Associate to Watch) – Banking & Finance: Public Finance (2020)
- Included on the Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Rising Stars – Government Finance list (2017-2019)