Matthew Weilgus is a commercial real estate attorney focusing on acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, and financings. He handles large and small transactions for clients of all sizes, including private equity firms, multi-national corporations, hedge funds, real estate owners and developers, and national and regional tenants and lenders. He assists clients with transactions related to all asset classes, including, without limitation, office, retail, hospitality, industrial, self-storage, and multi-family properties. Mr. Weilgus is a member of the firm's Real Estate + Development Group.
Acquisitions and Dispositions
Mr. Weilgus helps clients with the acquisition and disposition of commercial real estate. He drafts and negotiates purchase and sale agreements, oversees all related due diligence work, and stewards the transaction through the closing. Mr. Weilgus has handled several complex transactions involving multi-million dollar properties. He recently handled the $86 million sale and 30-year leaseback of a large office and industrial complex in New Jersey.
For all commercial leasing matters, Mr. Weilgus drafts and negotiates letters of intent, lease agreements, and amendments. He helps clients navigate through all legal issues until the final execution of the lease. He has handled commercial leasing for large and small properties, including assisting the landlord of a Connecticut office building with leasing approximately 150,000-square-feet of rentable space.
Mr. Weilgus advises lenders and borrowers on various types of real estate financings. He drafts and negotiates loan documents, oversees due diligence, and provides advice through the final closing. He has experience with guiding clients through all of their financing needs, and recently represented a borrower who increased its credit line to $85 million secured by self-storage assets located throughout the United States.
State Tax Incentives Transactions
Mr. Weilgus helps clients secure state tax incentives. He reviews and comments on assistance documents, negotiates critical deal points, and advises clients until the deal is complete. He represented a hedge fund in securing an incentive package from the State of Connecticut which provided $35 million in assistance.
Mr. Weilgus frequently engages in pro bono work, including representation of the Woodcock Nature Center in Wilton, Connecticut with leasing matters. He has served as counsel to the Brass City Charter School, helping it with acquisitions to secure its campus in Waterbury, Connecticut.
Prior to joining Robinson+Cole, Mr. Weilgus worked for a publicly-traded Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) which was focused on ownership and operation of retail properties throughout the United States. He has also been associated with well-known New York City law firms, where he often represented real property owners and cooperative/condominium boards in both litigation and transactional matters.