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Matthew O. Page

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Matt is a client-focused, solution-oriented legal advisor devoted exclusively to public finance matters. His practice is primarily focused on the new issuance of municipal securities by governmental and non-profit entities across a wide variety of sectors.

Matt serves as bond counsel on revenue obligations to finance affordable residential developments and essential water and sewer infrastructure. He serves as bond counsel or borrower’s counsel on direct and conduit financings for non-profit healthcare and educational institutions to finance their capital needs. He also serves as bond counsel on revenue anticipation financings for multiple regional transit authorities.

Matt frequently serves as counsel to underwriters of publicly offered municipal securities by numerous issuers in multiple states such as the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency, the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency, the New Hampshire Health and Education Facilities Authority and several local municipalities in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont.

In addition, Matt serves as counsel to bond trustees, bondholders and bond purchasers in connection with both new issuances of debt and with debt restructuring transactions.

Matt has significant experience with private-use and other tax law considerations related to establishing and maintaining the tax-advantaged status of certain governmental and private activity bonds issued for capital and working capital financings.

Before attending law school, Matt had a prior career as a public school teacher in western Massachusetts and Seattle, Washington.

Education

  • Boston College (JD)
  • Antioch College (M.Ed.)
  • Brown University (AB)

Experience

  • Bond counsel to the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency (MassHousing) on its Multi-Family Housing Bond program, including, in 2020, five series totaling over $365 million in principal amount.
  • Bond counsel to the Boston Water and Sewer Commission, including, in 2020, its first taxable bonds and its first “Green Bond” issue.
  • Represented underwriters of Colorado Housing and Finance Authority single-family and multi-family housing bonds, including, in 2020, seven series totaling over $157 million in principal amount.
  • Represent the largest integrated non-profit healthcare system in Massachusetts with respect to its financings, including, in 2020, over $300 million in tax-exempt conduit debt issued by the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency, over $1 billion of directly issued taxable bonds, and the establishment of a new taxable commercial paper program.
  • Represented MassHousing on its first “Sustainability Bond” issue in December 2019 and represented underwriters of MassHousing’s first “Social Bond” issue in December 2020.
  • Bond and/or borrower counsel to several higher education institutions including Boston College, Bowdoin College, Merrimack College, the College of the Holy Cross, and New England Conservatory, with respect to both direct debt issuances and bonds issued by conduit issuers.

Recognition & Awards

  • Chambers USA: Massachusetts (Associate to Watch) – Banking & Finance: Public Finance (2020 - 2022)
  • Included on the Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Rising Stars – Government Finance list (2017-2019)

Involvement

  • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Appointed Member of the Transportation Advisory Committee, Natick, Massachusetts

Viewpoints

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Treasury and IRS Release Final Tax Regulations for LIBOR Replacement Amendments

January 7, 2022 | Advisory | By Christie Martin, Matthew O. Page, Leonard Weiser-Varon

The alert provides background on the transition to a post-LIBOR world and reviews the tax guidance provided by the Department of Treasury and IRS in final regulations taking effect on March 7, 2022.
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SOFR So Good! IRS Makes It Easier to Say ‘Goodbye’ to LIBOR

October 10, 2019 | Alert | By Christie Martin, Leonard Weiser-Varon, Matthew O. Page

This alert describes how Proposed Regulations from the IRS will help facilitate an orderly transition from LIBOR, with minimum cost and disruption to the market.
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News & Press

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Mintz served as bond counsel for The Bond Buyer's 2017 Northeast Deal of the Year awarded to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. The MBTA issued approximately $574 million of subordinated sales tax bonds and notes.

Events

Speaker
Dec
7
2015

2015 Tax Exempt Bond Compliance Workshop

Treasury Institute for Higher Education

Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL