Matthew J. Hoberman

Matthew J. Hoberman has broad experience representing institutional, individual, private and public owners in acquisitions of real estate and business entities; deal structuring; and financing. Matthew regularly represents secured and unsecured lenders and borrowers with a particular emphasis on financing, development, construction, leasing and sale.

This broad range and depth of experience, skill and efficiency allows Matthew to achieve client goals. Every aspect of the deal is handled responsively and efficiently to accomplish results for the client.

Matthew assists clients in development planning with the initial investigations, permitting issues, environmental issues, and government relations to assess how a site may satisfy the client requirements and expectations. Matthew works closely with clients on the negotiation and preparation of the acquisition documentation, zoning, permitting, financing and leasing issues.

Matthew uses practical, integrated solutions to resolve issues that confront companies and investors. His strengths derive from his ability to understand the business and the markets in order to develop strategies that minimize risks and leverage opportunities.

Matthew’s experience with market-rate and affordable housing developments is another aspect of his practice that distinguishes him. Matthew can address tax, financing, permitting and real estate issues for developers, syndicators, investors and lenders in projects of all sizes throughout the region. Attorney Hoberman assists his clients navigate the use of tax-exempt bond financing and tax credits, separately or in combination, for the development of affordable housing. Transactions include working with tax credits for low-income housing, historic rehabilitation, new markets and brownfields.

Representative transactions include documentation and syndication of construction, revolving credit and term loan financings throughout the United States involving health care facilities, retail, office, gaming casinos, educational, hotel, affordable housing, market rate apartments, mixed use and industrial projects.

Shopping Center Development. Attorney Hoberman represents several developers in connection with their acquisition, creation or re-development of shopping center projects. This also includes landlord representation in lease negotiations for national credit tenants, national and regional chains, “big box” retailers and home improvement centers, as well as family-owned businesses.

Residential Reuse Projects. Attorney Hoberman represented the developer on the development of a 50-unit market rate condominium complex developed in a historic factory building constructed in 1883, handling permitting, environmental, construction, condominium creation, and unit sales. Attorney Hoberman represented the developer in a combination of new construction and renovation of existing multi-family properties in metro area for the purpose of creating affordable condominiums in the place of dilapidated rental housing. The developer’s efforts transformed the quality of entire neighborhood motivating adjacent owners to renovate or redevelop their properties.

Hotel and Convention Centers. Attorney Hoberman represented developer of a flagship hotel project and convention center. The development included complicated negotiations with the City of Hartford for funding as well as land and air rights, negotiations with the State of Connecticut and numerous other city and state agencies involved in the Adriaen’s Landing redevelopment project.

Affordable Housing. Attorney Hoberman represents clients in connection with the acquisition, development, operations, and sales of affordable housing projects throughout the region. These include for-profit, not-for-profit and joint venture clients. He has experience with United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, state and local housing agencies and state and local housing finance authorities. Attorney Hoberman has experience with Low Income Housing Tax Credits, New Market Tax Credits and Historic Tax Credits.

The area’s leading businesses and institutions seek Attorney Hoberman for comprehensive counsel involving dynamic development relationships, complicated financing structures, and various local, state and federal regulatory and permitting.

Legal Leaders: Real Estate 2017, The American Laywer AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Bar Admissions & Memberships
New York State Bar Association
Connecticut Bar Association
Business Law Section
Real Property Section

Community Involvement
Leadership Greater Hartford, 2000
Zoning Board of Appeals, Suffield, Connecticut, 2007-2009

Matthew lives in West Hartford with his wife, Dena, their daughters and their dog Rigby.