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1835 Market Street - Suite 1400
Philadelphia
PA 19103
215.569.3496 phone215.568.6603 faxmwerthman@klehr.com
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Matthew H. Werthman

Partner | Real Estate and Finance

Biography

Matthew H. Werthman is a homegrown Klehr attorney. He started as a summer associate and is now a partner in the firm’s Real Estate Department. Over the past several years Matthew’s practice has grown sizably. His practice covers a broad range of commercial real estate related practice areas including portfolio acquisitions and sales, retail, commercial and office leasing as well as various finance matters, including loan purchase transactions.

Mr. Werthman has led notable real estate transactions for Klehr over the past decade. Matthew’s leading role in a deal was recently recognized in Law360 for the successful sale of an approximately 300,000 square foot Class A office building in West Conshohocken, PA for nearly $100 million. He was part of the acquisition team, through a merger, of an international parking corporation and led the subsequent disposition of a 130+ portfolio of fee and ground-leased assets in one-off and multi-state portfolio out sales. Matthew continues to provide representation on behalf of clients on significant deals for high-rise office buildings, retail shopping centers, restaurants, and U.S. corporate headquarters, as well as smaller, complex transactions.

Matthew works closely with his clients and receives accolades for his sincere and patient demeanor. He enjoys his work and exhibits a keen sense cutting through the clutter and getting to the heart of the matter. Matthew is active in the community and his neighborhood. He also serves as President of his condominium board, where he is able to rely on his legal background to handle a variety of issues including property management, maintenance issues, amendments and budgeting.

Matthew attended Villanova University undergrad and was recognized by Alpha Epsilon Delta’s Premedical Honor Society. He went on to study law at the University of Pittsburgh where he also received his M.B.A. As a law student, he was named among the Who’s Who of American Law Students and received the Cali Excellence for the Future Award for Commercial Transactions.

Matthew resides in Center City, Philadelphia with his wife and his young daughter. In his downtime, he plays music, tennis and rides his motorcycle, is a hockey and football fan and has an appetite for international travel including memorable trips to Turkey, Thailand and the Galapagos Islands.
 

Credentials

Education

University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D. (1999)

University of Pittsburgh - Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, M.B.A. (1999)

Villanova University, B.S.C. (1993)


Admissions

Pennsylvania

New Jersey


Memberships

Member,  Philadelphia Bar Association

Member,  Pennsylvania Bar Association

Member,  American Bar Association

Member,  Phi Alpha Delta

Representative Transactions include:
  • Representation of a joint-venture that acquired, through merger, an international parking corporation and the subsequent disposition of a 130+ portfolio of fee and ground-leased assets in one-off and multi-state portfolio outsales;
  • Assisting in the representation of a national private equity fund relating to, at the time, the largest retail sale leaseback in U.S. history;
  • Assisting in the representation of the joint venture that acquired a 268-store department store chain in connection with the initial acquisition and financing of the portfolio and various bulk dispositions;
  • Assisting in the representation of the joint venture that acquired the designation rights to a real estate portfolio pursuant to 11 U.S.C. Section 363, which representation included the initial acquisition and financing of the portfolio and subsequent sales and leases of same; and
  • Representation of a landlord-client in connection with lease to national restaurant tenant of approximately 25,000 sf of space in high-rise building in Philadelphia.