Mr Matthew Halal > Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10166
United States

Work Department

Real Estate




Matt handles complex real estate lending transactions for a number of sophisticated lenders and investors.

Matt has a keen understanding of the fast-paced and rapidly-shifting world of real estate, and spends considerable time with his clients, getting to know their business and their long-term goals so he can best advise them on current transactions. Matt is known for his ability to close intricate lending transactions with precision and speed in a manner that is beneficial to all parties.

Matt focuses his practice on advising lenders and investors in all aspects of secured financings, with an emphasis on representing institutional lenders in the origination of securitized and portfolio mortgage loans and mezzanine loans. His experience includes construction and hospitality lending as well as credit facilities, co-lending and participation agreements.




Admitted to the New Jersey and New York State Bars


  • JD, New York Law School, cum laude, Dean’s List, 2010
  • BA, Binghamton University, State University of New York, Dean’s List, 2007

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Real estate > Real estate finance

Led by Howard Schreiber in Dallas together with New York-based Laurie Grasso and Brett Gross, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP has been increasing its presence in acquisition, financing and development of affordable housing, and life sciences and health care sectors, parallel to its well-established commercial real estate lending and REIT practice. It is also highly knowledgeable on foreclosure on defaulted mortgage and mezzanine loans, deeds in lieu of foreclosure and the sale of REO properties. The practice also undertakes a significant amount of pro-bono work. Gross specializes in securitized and portfolio mortgage lending, mezzanine, construction and hospitality lending, and credit facilities, while New York-based Peter Mignone and Matthew Halal ‘s practice focuses on advises lenders and investor representation. Dallas’ key attorneys include Kathleen Wu, Kathleen Tarbox Muñoz and Raegan Watchman.