Matthew is an Associate Lawyer in our Real Estate and Development Law Group. His growing practice encompasses a range of real property and commercial matters with a particular focus on:
- Acquisitions, Dispositions & Financing of Vacant Land, Commercial & Residential Properties - Advising on, and conducting due diligence for, the acquisition and disposition of various types of real property assets including, but not limited to, vacant land, apartment buildings, condominiums and subdivisions, build-to-suit single-tenant facilities, manufacturing, industrial and warehouse facilities, mixed-use projects, commercial and office buildings and complexes, as well as residential developments
- Land, Mixed-Use & Condominium Development - Preparing, drafting and reviewing construction and development agreements, expropriations, severance applications as well as advising on development projects, both freehold and condominium. Reviewing zoning issues and coordinating the registration and sale of freehold and condominium projects including disclosure packages whether residential, commercial or industrial in nature
- Commercial, Industrial, Retail & Residential Leasing Matters - Negotiating, drafting, reviewing and providing advice regarding offers to lease, lease agreements and all related agreements on behalf of landlord and tenant clients for commercial, industrial, office and residential properties including mixed-use projects and condominiums. On average, Matthew negotiates leases for approximately 1.5 – 2 million square feet of gross leasable area per annum
Prior to being called to the Bar in 2016 and obtaining his Juris Doctor from Queen's University in 2015, Matthew completed both his Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University (2010) and Master of Business Administration from the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University (2012) where he majored in strategic management and finance, respectively.
Applying his business acumen, strategic thinking and previous work experiences as a former entrepreneur, financial analyst at one of Canada’s largest independent investment banks and investigative analyst in the Integrated Market Enforcement Team of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Matthew provides clients with a wealth of practical experience which helps him craft tailor-made, value-added legal solutions for all manner of clientele including small, medium and large capitalization builders, developers, entrepreneurs, corporations and non-profits.
Outside of the office Matthew is a passionate soccer enthusiast and is working towards his black belt in Taekwondo martial arts.