Matthew Hall has substantial experience practicing in the areas of affordable housing development, governmental affairs, real estate finance, not-for-profit law and banking and finance. He has broad-based experience in project development and has represented both for-profit and nonprofit developers on scores of large-scale, complex affordable housing projects utilizing Federal, State and City housing finance programs and numerous other funding sources. In addition, he has extensive experience in acquisitions, tax incentive programs, veterans affairs, faith-based development, not-for-profit law, organizational restructuring, and condominium and cooperative law.
Matt has worked on numerous real estate development projects utilizing sustainable development practices. Matt frequently lectures on affordable housing for developers, housing professionals, community development organizations and lenders/investors. He has lectured and led workshops for numerous organizations, including the Enterprise Foundation, the Supportive Housing Network of New York (SHNNY), the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD), New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH) and Urban Homesteaders Assistance Board (UHAB).
Matt also serves, or has recently served, on several boards of directors of not-for-profit groups throughout New York City, including the prestigious La Mama Experimental Theatre Club and the New York WEB Center.
He is a Captain (Sel) in the United States Navy Reserve, currently deployed as the Deputy Chief of Contracting at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (returning early 2018). Matt has a DAWIA Level II contracting certification and has served in a leadership role in several contracting commands, both CONUS and OCONUS. Matt is a veteran of both the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns, for which he has received numerous commendations. In recognition of his extraordinary efforts in Afghanistan, he was presented with a special commendation from the congressionally chartered Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is very active in veteran affairs, both in New York and Washington, D.C.
- State of New York
- State Bar of Maryland
- District of Columbia Bar
- Affordable housing development
- Government affairs
- Real estate finance
- Not-for-profit law
- Banking and finance
- Howard University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2000
- The George Washington University, M.B.A., 1997
- The George Washington University, M.A., Political Management, 1993
- American Legion
- Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
- New York City Bar (HUD Subcommittee)
- Association of the United States Navy
- New York State Bar Association (Veterans Committee)