Matthew S. O'Connor


Matt O'Connor’s practice spans throughout the United States. In his broad real estate practice, Matt counsels clients on strategies ranging from leasing, real estate finance, asset acquisition and dispositions, portfolio acquisitions, 1031 exchanges, condemnation and easements, and leveraged transactions on both the buy and sell side, consulting with individual investors, private equity groups, and REITs. Matt has represented clients in the acquisition or sale of more than $500 million in commercial real estate.

In his leasing practice, Matt negotiates leases, master leases, subleases, and modifications to all of the foregoing, including all aspects of triple-net leasing for private equity groups and REITs. He counsels landlords and tenants on potential lease defaults and solutions for curing them. His landlord clients include REITs owning more than 6,000 properties nationwide, and his tenant clients range from publicly-traded retailers to small business owners. Matt also advises all of these clients in all aspects of real estate secured financing.

Professional Highlights

Judicial Externship

Hon. John C. Gemmill, Arizona Court of Appeals, Spring 2016


"An End to Preemptively Limiting the Scope of a Manufacturer's Duty: Why the Arizona Court of Appeals was Right in Striking Down the Learned Intermediary Doctrine," 49 Arizona State Law Journal 607, 2017



Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law (J.D. 2017)
Articles Editor, Arizona State Law Journal

Trinity University (B.S., cum laude, 2013)