Real Estate


Matthew Kinell is an Associate in the Firm's Real Estate Practice Group.

Matt specializes in transactional commercial real estate, including the representation of owners, developers, and investors in the acquisition, financing, permitting, disposition, leasing, and joint venture structuring of all commercial property types. In addition, Matt has experience in mergers and acquisitions, other business and financial transactions, and environmental issues.

Matt is ranked in Chambers USA as an "Associate to Watch" for Real Estate in Massachusetts. The 2021 Guide states that "his knowledge of real estate and its required documentation makes him a valuable asset to the team."



Some of Matt’s notable recent engagements include:

Drafted and negotiated acquisition, disposition, and financing of numerous individual and portfolio transactions across the United States, including by local owner-operators, regional, national, and international investment companies, and national publicly-traded REITs.

Representation of a local joint venture in its $100 million disposition of a six-building portfolio located in Bristol County, MA, totaling over 1,000,000 SF of multi-tenanted industrial space. 

Representation of an international real estate investment/management company in its $60 million acquisition of a 250,000+ SF industrial manufacturing facility and adjacent 25,000 SF office condominium in Suffolk County, MA.

Representation of an international athletic company in the disposition of its 130,000 SF corporate headquarters.

Representation of a local real estate investment/management company in its $340 million disposition of investment property, joint venture reorganization, re-capitalization, and acquisition of additional investment property.

Representation of a local joint venture in its $60 million disposition of a six-building portfolio located in Middlesex County, MA, totaling over 450,000 SF of multi-tenanted flex, R&D, and office space. 


Roger Williams University School of Law – J.D., 2009
Syracuse University – B.S., 2006

Bar Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
Co-author, "Impacts of Covid-19 on Commercial Real Estate Contracts," Brown Rudnick Client Alert (April 6, 2020)
Co-author, "Massachusetts Governor Baker Signs Into Law Bill Preventing Certain Eviction and Foreclosure Proceedings," Brown Rudnick Client Alert (April 22, 2020)
Professional Affiliations
Board Member, Roger Williams University Real Estate Advisory Board
Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
Member, Boston Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Connecticut Bar Association
Member, Urban Land Institute
Member, Real Estate Finance Association (REFA)
Awards and Honors
Chambers USA, Associate to Watch, Real Estate, Massachusetts, 2021
Southeastern Connecticut, 40 Under Forty Award, 2014
Community Involvement
Through his work with various non-profit organizations, Matt provides legal assistance, on a pro-bono basis, to individuals and entities who are unable to afford private counsel in connection with real estate and housing matters. Specifically, Matt is involved with: Lawyer for the Day Program; Biz-Grow Clinic; Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights; Bridge Over Troubled Waters; Homeless Clinic; Massachusetts Covid Relief Coalition; and Covid-19 Eviction Legal Help.