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Matthew Jaffe

Matthew Jaffe

Commercial Real Estate Attorney

Washington
District of Columbia
Licensed in
DC
University of Miami
5.0 5
Clear Communication
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About
Any good transactional attorney should understand not only the laws that govern the deal, but also the deal itself. What sets me apart from other real estate attorneys is that I have a strong understanding not only of real estate law, but also of the business of real estate, having worked in a variety of real estate settings. Throughout my legal career, I have worked for both an apartment developer and an office building developer, and I've worked as a real estate associate for a large law firm. These positions have exposed me to many different types of deals and have also provided me with valuable insight into the complex legal and business… read more issues that arise in real estate transactions.
7
Years
experience
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Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Matthew Jaffe is an excellent attorney who drafted and updated our office sublease, while also providing sound legal advice. As a small 501c3 who has never dealt with a sublease, we had many questions and were extremely thankful to Matthew who not only explained the process, but communicated everything in a way that was easily understandable. Things became even more complicated as our subletters are three law firms and our organization didn’t really understand the reasons why certain words/terms were used in their sublease edits. Matthew helped navigate us and would present us edits that ensured our 501c3 was protected. We would definitely work with Matthew again and have already recommended him to colleagues. Not only was he able to complete the task at hand, but he has a great personality - very patient, proactive and always reachable."

Representation of Non-Profit In Sublease Matter
Posted on Feb 20, 2018
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
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"Matthew has been instrumental in providing detailed contract law review, legal demand letters and providing legal guidance on how to proceed with our business endeavors. Strong technical competency, a sharp whit and determination have lead to Matthew Jaffe becoming my lead attorney on all real estate law matters."

Representation of Commercial Landlord in Various Disputes
Posted on Feb 13, 2018

Work History

Matt Jaffe Law LLC

Founding Attorney

Jul 2017 - Present

- Commercial real estate law firm with a focus on commercial leasing
- Represent both landlords and tenants of office and retail properties in the preparation and negotiation of commercial lease agreements
- Assist both landlords and tenants in the resolution of commercial lease disputes
- Communicate with clients regularly in order to ensure they receive the highest quality representation

Jul 2017 - Present

Douglas Legum Development

In-House Counsel

Dec 2016 - Dec 2017

- Drafted and negotiated commercial lease agreements for portfolio consisting of more than 250,000 square feet of office space
- Resolved disputes arising from tenant defaults through negotiation and rent court actions
- Reviewed commercial real estate purchase and sale agreements
- Managed real estate brokerage and property management team

Dec 2016 - Dec 2017

Broad and Cassel

Real Estate Associate

Nov 2014 - Nov 2016

- Prepared and negotiated lease agreements for 180,000 square foot shopping center and for multiple office building portfolios owned by institutional landlords
- Drafted and negotiated commercial real estate purchase and sale agreements for real estate developers
- Managed commercial real estate and loan closings by preparing and reviewing closing documents

Nov 2014 - Nov 2016

Law Offices of Mark E. Brodsky

Real Estate Attorney

Jul 2013 - Oct 2014

- Represented residential real estate developer with leasing disputes, including alleged housing code violations and tenant defaults, and on the collection of delinquent accounts
- Communicated with tenants regarding security deposit issues and other leasing matters

Jul 2013 - Oct 2014

Boies Schiller

Attorney

Oct 2011 - Jun 2013

- Managed multiple workers’ compensation insurance subrogation cases filed in federal courts
- Performed legal research in connection with an antitrust lawsuit against a health insurance company
- Reviewed discovery documents for a potential False Claims Act violation and for a malpractice litigation against a national law firm

Oct 2011 - Jun 2013

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