Matthew is a partner, member of the Financial Services and Real Estate groups and is the chair of the Corporate group at Macdonald Sager LLP. He provides his clients with highly strategic, straightforward and practical legal advice in all areas of corporate and commercial law, with a particular focus on secured lending, commercial real estate and M&A transactions.
Matthew represents institutional and private lenders with respect to financing for real estate and corporate acquisitions, construction loans, securitizations, asset based lending and CMHC insured loans. In addition, Matthew has successfully completed hundreds of transactions in a variety of specialized industries including hospitality, gas stations, insurance brokerages, retirement homes and health care.
Matthew regularly advises property owners on the purchase, sale, financing, leasing and development of real estate and the implementation of appropriate ownership structures (for real estate assets)
Matthew also acts as corporate counsel to a number of privately held companies and assists with the purchase and sale of shares and assets while working closely with other professional advisors to implement corporate reorganizations, restructurings and succession planning. Matthew is often retained to guide US and other foreign companies in their transition into the Canadian marketplace.
Matthew is an avid skier, an average tennis and squash player and a horrendous golfer – although he doesn’t let that keep him off the course.