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Matthew H. Werthman

Partner | Real Estate and Finance


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 Radnor with his wife and their young daughter and son. 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.



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)



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Member,  American Bar Association

Member,  Pennsylvania Bar Association

Member,  Philadelphia Bar Association

Representative Matters:

  • Acquisition, through merger, of 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
  • A national private equity fund’s sale-leaseback transaction which, at the time, was the largest retail sale leaseback in U.S. history
  • Acquisition and financing of a 268-store department store chain portfolio and subsequent bulk dispositions
  • Acquisition of 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
  • Landlord’s lease to national restaurant tenant of approximately 25,000 sf of space in high-rise building in Philadelphia
  • Tenant’s lease of 80,000sf build-to-suit office building lease in Yard
  • Portfolio sale of student housing apartments (comprising of 20 properties and 110+ units) in the University City section of Philadelphia
  • Sale of 200+ unit apartment complex in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia