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As a partner in the firm’s Real Estate Group, Matt provides experienced representation to clients across a wide-ranging scope of transactional matters. His real estate experience includes representing developers, owners, and other parties in complex developments, land use and entitlements, joint ventures, acquisitions and dispositions, construction contracting, financings, workouts, leasing, asset repositionings, conservation easements, and transactions involving public land. His clients comprise of parties involved in industrial, multi-family residential, hospitality, office, medical, mixed-use, and retail sectors.

Matt has been first chair on numerous administrative and court appeals of land use matters, including rezonings, subdivisions, conditional use permits and variances.  As a result, his development work reflects his practical experience in relation to entitlements and working with governmental entities.

Matt previously represented publicly listed, private and municipal entities in relation to real estate, construction, industrial revenue bond and local permitting aspects of solar and wind energy projects in New Mexico, California, Montana, Wyoming and other jurisdictions. Matt is rejoining BFKN – he was previously an associate at the firm where he focused on real estate acquisitions and dispositions.

Activities & Honors

  • Selected, 40 Under 40, New Mexico Business Weekly (2011)
  • Former Board & Executive Committee Member, All-Faiths Receiving Home
  • Former Board Member, Jackson Hole Youth Basketball




University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2000

University of Wisconsin, M.A., 1997

Grinnell College, B.A., Chinese, with honors, 1994

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of Illinois
  • State of California
  • State of Montana
  • State of New Mexico
  • State of Wyoming
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