MATTHEW J. BASILE
Special Counsel
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MATTHEW J. BASILE Special Counsel
Matt Basile has broad experience in commercial real estate law, including mortgage, mezzanine and construction financing, acquisitions and dispositions, developments, joint ventures, and net lease transactions, including VA facility development deals.  Matt is involved with transactions pertaining to many different types of commercial real estate assets, including offices, retail, hotels, apartment complexes and distressed assets, to name only a few.  Matt also has significant experience implementing tax-advantaged ownership structures, including Delaware statutory trusts.

As a result of his broad practice representing clients in almost all areas of commercial real estate, Matt is able to understand the issues from all viewpoints, and is able to get deals done in a practical and efficient manner.  Matt works on deals that range from millions to hundreds of millions of dollars in value.  He is dedicated to achieving each client’s bigger picture objectives for any given transaction.  Notably, Matt is consistently able to establish immediate rapport with deal participants and client constituents alike.  His unique ability to get along with many different personality types often helps to create synergy, and keep the transaction on track.

In addition to his legal practice, Matt is a director and co-founder of Building Bridges Worldwide, a not-for-profit organization committed to constructing schools, orphanages, clean water wells, medical clinics and bridges in impoverished communities around the world.
 
Represented a religious order in connection with the sale of its campus in White Plains, New York.

Represented an owner in connection with the acquisition and development of a portfolio of Department of Veterans Affairs medical clinics, including the negotiation of credit tenant mortgage and mezzanine financing, construction loan financing, joint venture and a complex Delaware statutory trust structure, development agreement and other property documents.

Represented a major investment bank in connection with the origination of a $240 million securitized mortgage loan, secured by a portfolio of hotels in the United States.

Represented the seller of a Park Avenue office tower in connection with a successful litigation after the purchaser defaulted on a $180 million acquisition after the 2007 recession.

About

Matt Basile has broad experience in commercial real estate law, including mortgage, mezzanine and construction financing, acquisitions and dispositions, developments, joint ventures, and net lease transactions, including VA facility development deals.  Matt is involved with transactions pertaining to many different types of commercial real estate assets, including offices, retail, hotels, apartment complexes and distressed assets, to name only a few.  Matt also has significant experience implementing tax-advantaged ownership structures, including Delaware statutory trusts.

As a result of his broad practice representing clients in almost all areas of commercial real estate, Matt is able to understand the issues from all viewpoints, and is able to get deals done in a practical and efficient manner.  Matt works on deals that range from millions to hundreds of millions of dollars in value.  He is dedicated to achieving each client’s bigger picture objectives for any given transaction.  Notably, Matt is consistently able to establish immediate rapport with deal participants and client constituents alike.  His unique ability to get along with many different personality types often helps to create synergy, and keep the transaction on track.

In addition to his legal practice, Matt is a director and co-founder of Building Bridges Worldwide, a not-for-profit organization committed to constructing schools, orphanages, clean water wells, medical clinics and bridges in impoverished communities around the world.
 

Experience

Represented a religious order in connection with the sale of its campus in White Plains, New York.

Represented an owner in connection with the acquisition and development of a portfolio of Department of Veterans Affairs medical clinics, including the negotiation of credit tenant mortgage and mezzanine financing, construction loan financing, joint venture and a complex Delaware statutory trust structure, development agreement and other property documents.

Represented a major investment bank in connection with the origination of a $240 million securitized mortgage loan, secured by a portfolio of hotels in the United States.

Represented the seller of a Park Avenue office tower in connection with a successful litigation after the purchaser defaulted on a $180 million acquisition after the 2007 recession.