Ep. 11 Matthew Lopez
Matthew Lopez oversees all management activities of MBL Title, including outside sales and marketing, and manages the strategic growth and vision of the company. In 2012, he founded MBL Law, offering sophisticated real estate legal expertise and general counsel services to a broad range of local businesses and real estate entrepreneurs. With increasing client demand, MBL Law expanded to provide the full breadth of commercial and residential title services to clients in Texas and nationwide. In 2014, in order to meet ever-growing client needs, Matthew co-founded MBL Title as a fully licensed title agency in Texas.
Matthew has represented clients in real estate acquisitions and dispositions, development and financing, including interim construction and permanent financing matters. He previously served as a transactional attorney at elite Dallas-based law firm Hughes & Luce, LLP, and then at international law firm K&L Gates LLP, following the two firms’ combination in January 2008.
Matthew’s experience includes representing clients in land acquisitions for large developments; complex contract and lease negotiations; analysis of development restrictions; land use and title issues; contract disputes and pre-litigation negotiations; foreclosures, as well as negotiating and drafting loan documents, company agreements, corporate resolutions, development agreements, purchase and sale agreements, and office and commercial lease agreements.
In addition, Matthew has worked with municipalities on development agreements and tax incentives, zoning and land use; and represented hedge funds and partnerships in the acquisition and disposition of hotel properties and retail properties, including multi-state and multi-property transactions.
Matthew is a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED-AP), a distinction he earned through the Green Building Certification Institute. As a LEED-AP, he has demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles, as well as the LEED Rating System.
Matthew received his J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law and Cox School of Business, respectively. He graduated magna cum laude from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Business Administration, where he also earned recognition as a Division I Soccer Letterman and Academic All-American. In his free time, Matthew enjoys competing in triathlons (including Ironman distance), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and traveling.