Matthew R. Weilgus

Associate

  • Overview

    Biography

    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.

    Commercial Leasing

    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.

    Lender/Borrower Financings

    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.

    Pro Bono

    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.
     

  • Experience
    • Experience

      Experience

      • Successfully assisted joint venture with the acquisition and financing of a portfolio of self-storage assets throughout the United States. 

      • Representation of well-known international company with the $86 million sale and 30-year leaseback of its New Jersey office headquarters.

      • Negotiated $35 million incentives package on behalf of a major Connecticut-based hedge fund with the state of Connecticut.

      • Representation of Connecticut-based private equity firm in sale of hotel condominium unit and leasing of office condominium unit of mixed-use property in Hartford, Connecticut.

      • Representation of regional bank in connection with its leasing matters.

      • Successfully guided fashion company through the sale and leaseback of its Greenwich, Connecticut office headquarters.

    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      American Bar Association

      Real Estate Finance Association
      Fairfield and Westchester County Chapter
    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      Learning Community Day School
      Board Member
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