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.
- 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.
January 7, 2022 | Advisory | By Christie Martin, Matthew O. Page
October 10, 2019 | Alert | By Christie Martin, Matthew O. Page
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Recognition & Awards
Chambers USA: Massachusetts (Associate to Watch) – Banking & Finance: Public Finance (2020 - 2023)
Included on the Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Rising Stars – Government Finance list (2017-2019)
- Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
- Appointed Member of the Transportation Advisory Committee, Natick, Massachusetts