Matthew W. Nichols: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Matthew W. Nichols

Mathew Nichols

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Practice Areas

  • Public Finance
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Electric Cooperatives
  • Public-Private Partnerships
Contact InfoTelephone: 404.853.8234
University University of Georgia, B.B.A.
Law SchoolUniversity of Georgia School of Law, J.D., cum laude Editorial Board, Georgia Law Review
Admitted1993, Georgia

Professional Activities
Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
fellow, American College of Bond Counsel
Chairman, Board of Directors, Georgia Wildlife Federation
Member, Public Finance Options Task Force, Commission for a New Georgia

BornAcworth, Georgia, November 28, 1968

Matt Nichols represents both issuers and underwriters in public and private financings for state and local governments, nonprofit organizations, public power agencies and electric cooperatives. Matt advises issuers and other transaction participants in bond financings in the energy, airport, surface transportation, health care, education and housing sectors. During the past five years, Sutherland has served as bond counsel in over 32 separate bond issues with an aggregate principal amount in excess of $2 billion.

Selected Experience
Sutherland advises Georgia World Congress Center Authority on stadium financing options.
Sutherland represents Oglethorpe Power Corporation in $180,380,000 tax-exempt pollution control bond offering.
Sutherland helps WellStar Health System issue $100 million of publicly offered debt.

Awards and Rankings

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of public finance law (2013-2015)

Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers (2008-2013)

Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers ”Rising Stars“ (2005-2007)


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IRS Announces $281 Million Available Under New CREBs Program
Matthew W. Nichols,Darryl F. Smith, February 13, 2015
On February 3, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2015-12 (the Notice) which solicited applications for a third round of allocations of volume cap for new clean renewable energy bonds (New CREBs) under Section 54C of the Internal Revenue Code.

Underwriter Deadline Nears for Municipal Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative
Matthew W. Nichols,Darryl F. Smith, September 12, 2014
On March 10, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Enforcement announced its Municipal Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative. The Initiative offers issuers and underwriters an opportunity to voluntarily self-report any potential material misstatements or omissions...

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Matthew W. Nichols

999 Peachtree Street, N.E.
AtlantaGA 30309-3996


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