Matthew T. Kelly, Esq.

Matthew T. Kelly, Esq.


1622 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Direct: (267) 546-0616
E-Fax: (267) 546-0570

Matthew T. Kelly concentrates his practice in corporate transactions, tax and real estate, including mergers and acquisitions, redemptions, shareholder and partnership agreements, employment agreements, and commercial real estate transactions, including financing and exchanges. Mr. Kelly serves as outside general counsel to clients on matters related to corporate and business law, commercial transactions and real estate. As a strategic partner to his clients, Mr. Kelly regularly counsels entrepreneurial individuals and assorted entities on all aspects of business and commerce including formation and structure; ownership, management and control; financing and capital; expansion and acquisition; sale and transfer; and contraction and dissolution.

Mr. Kelly is well versed in the various issues and challenges that companies of all sizes and industries face in the business life cycle including start-up, maturation and end stage considerations. Furthermore, Mr. Kelly works closely with business owners and regularly counsels such owners on succession planning; that is helping business owners prepare and optimally transition their business to third parties, management or family.

Mr. Kelly brings dynamic and thoughtful problem solving to every client issue and treats each and every client with white glove personal service. Mr. Kelly designed, negotiated and documented numerous corporate transactions and business combinations involving multi-million dollars of value for the acquisition of (and at other times disposition of) asset classes of all types as well as equity interests. A representative sampling of some of the industries.

Mr. Kelly serves as “of counsel” at Spruce Law and also maintains an independent private practice based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Representative Transactions

Represented land developer with the acquisition, disposition, and development and syndicated equity financing of a 463 unit residential project.

Provided planning advice on realty transfer tax, enabling a developer client to take advantage of the “turn-key” exception to Pennsylvania Realty Transfer Tax.

Represented numerous borrowers in multi-million dollar capital market loans.

Represented public utility company in the acquisition of community Water Company.

Represented a construction lender in the financing of construction of luxury townhomes at New Jersey Shore locations.

Represented multiple borrowers in construction to permanent financing transactions of Temple University student housing projects.

Represented developer in equity financing of townhome project.

Represented lender in financing of numerous multi-family projects in the greater Philadelphia area.

Represented venture capital clients in advisory service agreement with international technology company.

Represented seller in the sale of major shopping mall in Eastern Pennsylvania.

Represented heath care real estate developer in joint venture ASC in Central Pennsylvania.

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Matthew T. Kelly, Esq.

1622 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Direct: (267) 546-0616
E-Fax: (267) 546-0570

Practice Specialties
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Development
  • Tax
  • Real Estate Acquisitions & Dispositions
  • Condominium and Planned Community Projects
  • Corporate Real Estate
  • Real Estate Joint Ventures
  • Commercial Lending
  • Corporate Formation and Governance
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Government Guaranteed Lending
  • Transactional Tax Practice
Professional Associations
  • Faculty, Lancaster County Day School
  • Board of Directors, Friends of Lancaster Public Library
  • LL.M Taxation, Villanova University School of Law, 2007
  • J.D., Widener University School of Law, 2003
  • B.S., Albright College, 1982
Bar Admissions
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Tax Court