Matthew Grant focuses his career on real estate and transactional finance, and primarily the affordable housing and tax credit industry. He represents institutional lenders, community development financial institutions, tax credit investors, tax credit syndicators, developers and local housing authorities in the financing, acquisition and construction of real estate developments throughout the United States that utilize federal and state Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) and federal and state Historic Tax Credit (HTC). Matthew drafts and negotiates loan documents for complex construction and permanent financing structures that often include multiple levels of both conventional and subsidized financing, including tax-exempt bonds and other mixed-finance programs for public housing. He also regularly provides guidance on the structuring of LIHTC deals—drafting and negotiating partnership agreements and the other equity investment documents in order to render a tax credit opinion to investors. His experience also includes the participation of construction and permanent loans to multiple lenders and the coordination of subsequent syndications of tax credit equity investments into upper-tier, multiple-investor funds.
University of Cincinnati, B.S., Urban Studies, 2008
New York Law School, J.D., 2011
Governing Committee of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development, Committee Member, 2019-Present
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Board Member, 2018-Present
Baltimore Architecture Foundation, Board Member, 2017-Present