A Multifaceted Legal Expertise that Delivers Exceptional Results
Matt Sullivan, a prominent figure in the Messner Reeves Real Estate practice group, exemplifies excellence in handling a wide array of legal matters in the fields of Medical, Restaurant & Hospitality, Corporate, and Banking & Finance. With an unparalleled blend of expertise and experience, Matt has consistently delivered exceptional results for his clients.
Education and Professional Background
Matt Sullivan is a proud alumnus of Gonzaga University, where he obtained his undergraduate degree. He then pursued further legal studies at The University of Denver Sturm College of Law, deepening his knowledge and skills in the legal realm. Matt’s commitment to excellence led him to earn an MBA at the University of Colorado, enhancing his legal prowess with a keen understanding of business. This fusion of legal and business acumen solidifies his comprehensive grasp of the intersection between law and commerce.
Prior to joining Messner Reeves, Matt honed his skills as Corporate Counsel for Red Robin International, Inc. This role propelled his expertise in Real Estate and Asset Management, establishing him as a seasoned professional in the field.
Expertise in Real Estate: Navigating Complexity with Skill
In his real estate practice, Matt Sullivan handles a wide spectrum of transactions, including leasing, acquisitions, and dispositions. His ability to navigate complex legal frameworks, conduct thorough title reviews, and negotiate favorable outcomes for his clients sets him apart. Matt’s expertise also extends to workout and recovery agreements, foreclosure agreements, financing real estate, and proficient handling of other related contracts and legal documents. Notably, he is renowned for his exceptional negotiation skills in resolving commercial lease disputes with landlords.
Pioneering the Restaurant & Hospitality Landscape
Apart from his extensive real estate practice, Matt Sullivan is also a trailblazer in the Restaurant & Hospitality industry. He provides comprehensive legal representation, assisting clients in all facets of hotel and restaurant management. His expertise encompasses liquor licensing, acquisition, partnership and entity structuring, sale, financial structuring, and nationwide development. With a deep understanding of franchise agreements, operating leases, and financing for hotel and restaurant acquisitions, Matt ensures his clients’ success while expertly navigating the complexities of the industry.
Specialized Legal Support for Healthcare Professionals
Acknowledging the unique challenges faced by doctors, dentists, and healthcare professionals, Matt extends his legal expertise to this specialized field. He offers unparalleled corporate and real estate support, including property acquisitions, leasing, and practice transitions. With his comprehensive knowledge of corporate structure, governance, regulatory compliance, and employment issues, Matt provides invaluable guidance to individual practitioners and healthcare groups.
Trusted Advisor in the Corporate Realm
With a keen eye for detail and a passion for business development, Matt Sullivan serves as a trusted advisor in the corporate realm. He represents a diverse range of public and private companies, excelling in entity formation, structuring, debt and equity financing, mergers, acquisitions, and corporate governance. Leveraging his experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry, Matt provides strategic counsel on acquiring companies, financing, and joint ventures. His unique blend of legal expertise and industry insights spans various sectors, offering clients a competitive edge.
Recognition and Professional Involvement
Matt Sullivan’s exceptional legal acumen has earned him recognition from renowned publications and industry organizations. US News & World Report has honored him as one of the Best Lawyers in America for the years 2022 and 2023. Additionally, he has been acknowledged as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2023. Matt actively participates in professional associations such as the Denver Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), Colorado Oil & Gas Association, and NAIOP Commercial Development Association.
Here are a few ongoing representative matters that Matt handles:
Representing multiple national retail tenants across the United States in retail and leasing matters, purchase-sale transactions, development and construction financing matters, and providing operational real estate support for hundreds of locations.
Assisting various healthcare practitioners with the acquisition and disposition of multi-million dollar practices. Matt drafts and negotiates membership interest purchase agreements, asset and stock purchase agreements, contribution agreements, and associated ancillary documents for these transactions.
Serving as outside general counsel, providing guidance to business organizations and entrepreneurs on appropriate corporate structure or restructuring, entity formation, capital raising methods, private offerings and private lending, and addressing day-to-day legal needs.
Drafting and negotiating purchase agreements, financing documents, associated ancillary documents, and disclosure schedules, as well as conducting due diligence for various business transactions.
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