Andrea M. Mattei

Of Counsel

matteia@ballardspahr.com
Tel 410.528.5540
Fax 410.528.5650
Baltimore

Andrea M. Mattei is an accomplished commercial and corporate finance attorney, with a practice focus on hospitality assets, resort transactions, and mixed-use properties.

Andrea's wide-ranging experience and first-hand hospitality industry knowledge enable her to advise investors, owners, lenders, and developers on transactional, financial, and operational matters in the hospitality industry. She advises on portfolio assembly and target asset acquisition, disposition, construction, renovation, site management, procurement, design, repositioning, and day-to-day hospitality operations. Her industry knowledge is balanced by substantial experience in corporate finance, governance, mergers and acquisitions, and transactional accounting for public and private companies.

Andrea has structured and negotiated documents for ground-up development of resort locations, including construction and permanent financing and credit enhancements. She has experience in the preparation and negotiation of the full range of hospitality-related agreements, including management, franchise, and service agreements, with particular experience managing vendor contracts and relationships. Additionally, she has completed a number of asset-repositioning transactions involving underperforming properties.

Prior to re-entering private practice, Andrea was Group Vice President-Legal for Strategic Development, Strategic Sourcing, and Corporate Real Estate at Wyndham Worldwide Corporation. Previously, she served as Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Finance, Corporate Governance and Mergers and Acquisitions at Marriott International, Inc., and General Counsel and Associate General Counsel to Ocwen Financial Corporation, one of the nation’s largest mortgage servicing and asset management companies. Andrea's private practice experience includes AmLaw50 firms in New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

Professional Activities

American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Fellow

Anglo-American Real Property Institute, Fellow

American Law Institute, Co-Chair, Commercial Real Estate Finance Program

Georgetown University Law Hotel and Lodging Conference, Advisory Board

American Bar Association, Corporate and Real Property Sections

Recognition and Accomplishments

Chambers and Partners, Finalist, Leadership in the Profession Mentoring (In House), 2015

Top 200 Women in Business, The Washington Post

Speaking Engagements

Andrea is a frequent speaker and contributor to CLE programs on hospitality, corporate finance and governance, and real estate. Her recent speaking engagements include:

Speaker, "Changing the Hospitality Frontier: Hotel Business Update," Georgetown Hotel and Lodging Legal Summit, Washington, D.C., October 27-28, 2016

Advisory Board Member and Advisory Board Member and Panelist, Georgetown University Law Center, Hotel & Lodging Legal Summit, 2012-2015 

Panelist and speaker, Chambers & Partners, Exploring Women in Leadership: New York, November 5, 2014

Panelist and author, “Brief Note on a Must Read: Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry, 11th Revised Edition,” Hotels 2014: Law and Practice, Practising Law Institute, September 10, 2014

Co-Chair, author and panelist, ALI-ABA, Commercial Real Estate Financing CLE Course (annual course with sessions on Mixed-Use, Credit Enhancements, Mezzanine Debt, Joint Ventures and Partnerships, and Professional Responsibility), 1999-2014

Panelist, "Due Diligence in Mortgage Loan Transactions," Practicing Law Institute, Commercial Real Estate Finance, 2010-2011

Panelist, "Commercial Real Estate Defaults and Workouts," American Corporate Counsel Association Annual Meeting, October 2010

Chair and participant, ALI-ABA, “Managing Hospitality Assets through the Downturn,” three-hour webinar on restructuring and repositioning of hospitality assets, April 2009

Publications

Author, "Due Diligence in Mortgage Loan Sales and Acquisitions," Practical Real Estate Lawyer, Vol. 27 No. 3, May 2011


University of Maryland School of Law (J.D.)

Johns Hopkins University (M.A.)

Mount Holyoke College (B.A. magna cum laude)
Mary Lyon Scholar

District of Columbia

Maryland

Massachusetts

New York

Virginia