Michael L. Matkins

Founding Partner at Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP

Michael L. Matkins

Michael L. Matkins

Founding Partner at Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP

Biography

Founding Partner Michael Matkins is a businessman who happens to be an accomplished lawyer. With 50 years of deal-making in his pocket, he brings value to every acquisition, sale, financing, or development of real property that he touches. Clients look to him for practical, business-savvy advice rooted in his deep understanding of the real estate marketplace.

Market Leadership

To say that Mike’s connection to the real estate market is substantial would be an understatement. He knows the people, their biases, and goals—who’s doing what, which assets are trending, and what terms the market is accepting.

His clients trust his ability to understand what they want to accomplish, assess others' motivations, and negotiate beneficial terms in real estate deals that range from millions to hundreds of millions and billions of dollars.

Risks and Rewards

Over the years, Mike has represented sophisticated entrepreneurs in transactions involving complicated financings for multi-asset, multi-state deals. From portfolio sales to one-off investments in large-scale industrial, mixed-use, retail, recreational, and office developments, he is known for his ability to accurately judge and quantify risks and rewards and communicate them within the context of his clients’ goals. This is the reason he continues to maintain and expand trusted business advisory relationships. Often, clients readily turn deals over to him to handle from start to closing.

Industry Involvement

Mike’s involvement on top industry advisory boards has netted long-standing relationships with investment bankers, leading brokers, and others, making him a valuable resource for the firm’s clients. His ability to pair client objectives with appropriate funding sources is second to none. His macro outlook—who will be interested, who will not be interested—turns ideas into reality, covering instruments that range from equity, preferred equity, and debt financing. With his pulse on the markets and his relationship with all the major players, Mike has a solid understanding of the real estate industry and is a sought-after speaker on real estate and finance trends for various professional organizations.

Accolades

* Recognized by Chambers USA as one of the Leading Lawyers in California in Real Estate Law
* Consistently included in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Real Estate Law (1987 - 2021)
* Consistently included in Southern California Super Lawyers (2004 - 2019)
* Continuously designated a “Leading Individual,” as a California real estate lawyer, the highest ranking given by Practical Law Company
* Featured in the Los Angeles Business Journal's Special Report on Who's Who in Real Estate
* Co-Chairman of Urban Land Institute's Fall Meeting; 75th Anniversary (2011)
* Recognized as Los Angeles Leader of the Year (2017) by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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Career Highlights

Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP

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1996

Number of Boards

6

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Michael L. Matkins
Founding Partner at Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
Education
J.D.
Class of 1970

The University of Southern California Law School (Gould School of Law), located in Los Angeles, California, is a law school within the University of Southern California. The oldest law school in the Southwestern United States, USC Law had its beginnings in 1896, and was officially established as a school of the university in 1904

B.S.

Stanford University, officially Leland Stanford Junior University, is a private research university in Stanford, California. Stanford was founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford Jr., who had died of typhoid fever at age 15 the previous year. Stanford is generally ranked among the best universities in the world by academic publications. It is also one of the top fundraising institutions in the country, becoming the first school to raise more than a billion dollars in a year.

Memberships
Member
Current

ULI, the Urban Land Institute, is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit research and education organization supported by its members. ULI Founded in 1936, ULI now have members worldwide, representing the entire spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines working in private enterprise and public service. A multidisciplinary real estate forum, ULI facilitates an open exchange of ideas, information, and experience among industry leaders and policy makers dedicated to creating better places. Members say ULI provide information they can trust, and that ULI is a place where leaders come to grow professionally and personally through sharing, mentoring, and problem solving. With pride, ULI members commit to the best in land use policy and practice.

Career History
Founding Partner
1977 - Current

Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP was founded in 1977, is a California-based law firm that provides legal services. The firm's broad areas of practice include real estate, land use, construction, real estate finance, business litigation, corporate and securities, intellectual property, environmental, taxation, bankruptcy and creditors' rights and employment and labor law.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Governors
Current
Member, Board of Advisors
Current

Established in 1936, ULI is a nonprofit education and research institute with over 30,000 members across the globe-1,600 here in the Greater Los Angeles area. As a nonpartisan organization, the Institute has long been recognized as one of America’s most respected and widely quoted sources of objective information on urban planning, growth, and development.

Member, Advisory Board
Tenure Unconfirmed
Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$50K - $100K
2011

ULI, the Urban Land Institute, is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit research and education organization supported by its members. ULI Founded in 1936, ULI now have members worldwide, representing the entire spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines working in private enterprise and public service. A multidisciplinary real estate forum, ULI facilitates an open exchange of ideas, information, and experience among industry leaders and policy makers dedicated to creating better places. Members say ULI provide information they can trust, and that ULI is a place where leaders come to grow professionally and personally through sharing, mentoring, and problem solving. With pride, ULI members commit to the best in land use policy and practice.

Political Donations
$1,000
2002

Co-Founder at Sound Body Sound Mind Foundation

$2,000
2001

Co-Founder at Sound Body Sound Mind Foundation

$1,000
1999

Former President of United States

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Franchise Mortgage Acceptance Co. issued USD Common Stock

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