Matthew Hall concentrates his practice in affordable housing development, real estate finance, not-for-profit law, and corporate law.
Matt 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 with the Joint Equity Ownership (JOE NYC) program, fatth-based development initiatives, Goldstein Hall’s Emerging Development Program, acquisitions, tax incentive programs, green/passive housing, veterans affairs, organizational restructuring, and condominium and cooperative law.
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.
He received his law degree from Howard University, and earned a master’s degree in business administration and an undergraduate degree from The George Washington University.
- Affordable Housing Development
- Real Estate Finance
- Not-for-Profit Law
- Corporate Law
- Special Initiatives
- Faith Based Community Development
- Emerging Developers
- Bar Admissions
- State of New York
- State Bar of Maryland
- District of Columbia Bar
- 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)
- Legal Presentations
- Moderator, NYSAFAH Conference: Energy Resources & Solutions: Planning for the Urban Energy Future Panel, May 2016
- Speaker, Joint Venture Partnerships in Affordable, Supportive and Market-Rate Housing for SOBRO’s and National Standard Abstract LLC conference, April 2016
- Speaker, Goldstein Hall Breakfast Series: Faith-Based Affordable Housing Development; Understanding What A Financeable Deal Is, March 2016
- Moderator, GH Breakfast Series: Faith Based Affordable Housing Development, January 2016