Overview

In addition to managing an active practice on his own, Matt is the leader of Porter Wright’s Real Estate Practice Group. Matt’s long-term clients have come to rely on his knowledge and experience as well as his creative approach to solving legal problems both routine and nuanced.

Matt’s real estate background includes representing developers, landowners and tenants in all aspects of the purchase, sale, financing, leasing and development of commercial real estate. He also counsels financial institutions and borrowers in commercial loan originations, foreclosures, receiverships, and workouts, and assists businesses in general contract negotiation and dispute resolution.

Clients in highly specialized industries such as health care, finance, energy, and telecommunications often seek Matt’s assistance on matters outside the realm of traditional real estate. He has provided counsel on the acquisition and divestiture of real estate assets within complex regulatory frameworks, enforced coal and mineral interests, and assisted with new cell site deployments and distributed antenna system installations.

Matt is the president of the firm’s title insurance agency, Coventry Title Agency, Inc., and has extensive experience in all aspects of the title insurance industry, from optimizing the coverage offered by title insurance policies to making and enforcing claims under those policies.

Education

  • University of Notre Dame Law School  (J.D., 2006)
  • University of Notre Dame  (B.B.A., 1999)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Professional Associations

  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Midwest Real Estate News, Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame
  • Ohio Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars Edition, 2009