MATTHEW J. BASILE
Partner
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MATTHEW J. BASILE Partner
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.

Prior to attending law school, Matt worked for several years as a software developer and technology consultant.  As a result, Matt has a strong background in technology and has been responsible for implementing several projects that allow the Kelley Drye real estate team to work more efficiently in many aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including generation of loan documents, negotiation of documents, and assembly of closing binders.

Matt is also a member of the Technology Transactions and Sourcing practice group at Kelley Drye and has leveraged his prior technology experience to represent software companies in connection with the negotiation of software license agreements, consulting agreements and other related documents.  His ability to understand the technical aspects of software development enables Matt to react quickly to business points that may not be salient to attorneys without a background in programming.

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.

Represented a software company in connection with the licensing of a healthcare claims processing system to a third party administrator based in Georgia.
 

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.

Prior to attending law school, Matt worked for several years as a software developer and technology consultant.  As a result, Matt has a strong background in technology and has been responsible for implementing several projects that allow the Kelley Drye real estate team to work more efficiently in many aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including generation of loan documents, negotiation of documents, and assembly of closing binders.

Matt is also a member of the Technology Transactions and Sourcing practice group at Kelley Drye and has leveraged his prior technology experience to represent software companies in connection with the negotiation of software license agreements, consulting agreements and other related documents.  His ability to understand the technical aspects of software development enables Matt to react quickly to business points that may not be salient to attorneys without a background in programming.

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.

Represented a software company in connection with the licensing of a healthcare claims processing system to a third party administrator based in Georgia.