Each year, Midwest Real Estate News inducts a new class into its Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame. Today we look at the busy career of Matthew Moberg, partner with the Columbus, Ohio, office of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.
The leader of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur’s real estate practice group, Matthew Moberg is also the president of the firm’s title insurance agency, Coventry Title Agency, Inc. He has extensive experience in all aspects of the title insurance industry, from optimizing the coverage offered by title insurance policies to making and enforcing claims under those policies.
His real estate background includes extensive experience representing developers and landowners in the purchase, sale and development of commercial real estate, drafting and negotiating commercial lease agreements, representing both financial institutions and borrowers in commercial loan originations, foreclosures, receiverships and workouts and assisting businesses in general contract negotiation and dispute resolution.
“I love that there exists a physical manifestation of my work in the real world,” said Moberg. “Rather than just having a signed contract or a little deal trophy on my desk, I can point to a building and say, ‘I helped build that.’”
Moberg has applied his real estate knowledge to assist clients in highly specialized areas, such as representing health care organizations and financial institutions with respect to the leasing, acquisition and divestiture of real estate assets within their respective complex regulatory frameworks, representing energy companies in the acquisition and enforcement of coal and mineral interests, oil and gas leases and pipeline rights-of-way and representing a significant wireless telecommunications carrier on matters related to new cell site deployments and distributed antenna system installations.
Moberg was named an Ohio “Rising Star” by Ohio Super Lawyers. He has authored various law alerts on developments and changes in real estate law and also contributes to the firm’s blogs, Banking & Finance Law Report and Oil & Gas Law Report.