Matthew S. Meza


Areas of Practice
Mr. Meza has extensive experience in a wide range of commercial real estate, renewable energy and corporate financing transactions.  His practice concentrates on the development, acquisition, sale and financing of commercial real estate and renewable energy projects, particularly wind and geothermal energy projects.  He represents owners and sponsors, developers, lenders and other participants in a variety of complex transactions.  Over the past few years, he has worked on the development, acquisition and financing of a number of renewable energy projects in California, New York, Vermont, Maine and Oregon representing over 290 MW of power, represented commercial real estate investors acquire approximately 6,000 multifamily apartment units in California, Nevada and Texas, and represented private equity groups acquire, lease, finance and dispose of approximately 400 gas station and convenience store properties in California, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon and Washington.  More recently he has represented numerous buyers of distressed notes secured by real property of several types including retail and hotel.

Mr. Meza graduated from the University of California – Berkeley in 1984 with a degree in Economics, and from the University of Michigan Law School in 1987 with a Juris Doctor.  In 1982, Mr. Meza was awarded a scholarship by the American Economics Association to attend accelerated Economics classes during its Summer Training Program at Yale University.

Professional Qualifications and Activities
Mr. Meza was admitted to the California State Bar in 1987, and is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  He is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Real Property and Corporate Law Sections.  Mr. Meza has been named in Southern California Super Lawyers (2010-2011).

Other Activities
Mr. Meza sits on the Board of Directors of the Art of Elysium, a non-profit corporation bringing the joy of the performing and fine arts to terminally ill and critically injured children in local area hospitals. He also sits on the Board of Directors of Nicky’s World, a non-profit corporation operating a center for limited communicators and their families.