Matt founded and chairs GT's Charter School Group consisting of 60 attorneys nationwide active in the charter school community. He concentrates on charter school finance and, in particular, the national market for the issuance of charter school revenue bonds.
Matt was bond counsel in connection with the issuance by the Chicago Housing Authority of its $291 million Capital Program Revenue Bonds, Series 2001, which represented the first securitization of federal public housing capital grants ever undertaken in the United States. The transaction was selected as The Bond Buyer's inaugural Deal of the Year in the United States. He was underwriter's counsel in connection with the joint issuance by 37 Alabama public housing authorities of their $125 million Capital Fund Revenue Bonds, Series 2003, representing the first pooled securitization of federal public housing capital grants ever undertaken in the United States. The transaction was selected as The Bond Buyer's Southeast Deal of the Year for 2003.
Matt has written several articles regarding the issuance of public housing authority capital fund revenue bonds and is a frequent speaker on this topic at NAHRO, PHADA and other PHA national, regional and state conferences.
•Affordable multi-family housing
•Industrial development revenue bonds - manufacturing
•Solid waste, sewage and other environmental disposal
•General purpose governmental bonds
•Tax increment financing
Recognition & Leadership
Awards & Accolades
•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Public Finance Law, 2012-2019
•Named, Lawyer of the Year, Public Finance Law, Chicago, 2017
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Illinois Super Lawyers, 2013-2019
•Listed, Leading Lawyers Network, 2008-2019
•Top 10 Public Finance Lawyers in Illinois, 2018-2019
•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, National - Banking & Finance Law, 2009-2018
Professional & Community Involvement
•Member, Foundations College Preparatory (Charter) School, Board of Directors, 2013-Present
•Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
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