Greenberg Traurig LLP
Matthew R. Lewin has devoted his career to serving as bond counsel and underwriter's counsel on a wide variety of municipal financings, including private activity and general governmental bond issues, throughout the United States. The focus of his practice has primarily centered on tax-exempt financings for charter schools, public housing, multi-family affordable housing, elementary, secondary and higher education, health care and miscellaneous 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizations, small issue (manufacturing), solid waste financings for landfills and other private entities, utilities, port facilities, empowerment zone facilities, airports, stadiums and governmental facilities.
Matt founded and chairs GT's Charter School Group consisting of 60 attorneys nationwide active in the charter school community. He specializes in charter school finance and, in particular, the national market for the issuance of charter school revenue bonds.
Matt was bond counsel in connection with the issuance by the Chicago Housing Authority of its $291 million Capital Program Revenue Bonds, Series 2001, which represented the first securitization of federal public housing capital grants ever undertaken in the United States. The transaction was selected as The Bond Buyer's inaugural "Deal of the Year" in the United States. He was underwriter's counsel in connection with the joint issuance by 37 Alabama public housing authorities of their $125 million Capital Fund Revenue Bonds, Series 2003, representing the first pooled securitization of federal public housing capital grants ever undertaken in the United States. The transaction was selected as The Bond Buyer's "Southeast Deal of the Year" for 2003.
Matt has written several articles regarding the issuance of public housing authority capital fund revenue bonds and is a frequent speaker on this topic at NAHRO, PHADA and other PHA national, regional and state conferences