Matthew (“Matt”) Cote is counsel in the firm’s Real Estate Industry group, where he focuses his national leasing practice in the representation of landlords, tenants, lenders and developers in all aspects of commercial real estate leasing and related real estate transactions. 

Matt’s practice includes representing clients in commercial leasing, acquisitions, dispositions, financing and development. In his leasing practice, he advises clients in drafting and negotiating commercial leases in a variety of asset classes, including office, retail, industrial, mixed-use and laboratory/biotech space.
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Matt has worked on a variety of transactions throughout his career, including office, ground floor retail, and life science laboratory space, as well as suburban office and shopping centers, and live music venues. His clients range from developers with large portfolios to early-stage biotech tenants in locations across the United States.

Matt’s recent leasing transactions include office, ground floor retail, and life science laboratory space, as well as suburban office and shopping centers and live music venues. His clients range from developers with large portfolios to early-stage biotech tenants in locations across the United States, including representing:
  • A nationally recognized developer with its acquisition, leasing, and disposition activities across a large portfolio of office, ground floor retail and life science buildings in  Boston’s  Seaport and Kenmore Square and Lexington, Quincy, and Charlestown, Massachusetts.*
  • Early-stage biotech companies with leases and subleases in Boston, Cambridge, and Waltham, Massachusetts.*
  • A live-music operator in leasing of space for new venues in Boston and Las Vegas.*
  • Owners of suburban shopping centers in leases in Greater Boston, Providence, and upstate New York.*
  • A landlord with leasing of office space and ground floor retail across its portfolio of buildings in Boston, Chestnut Hill, Littleton, and Franklin, Massachusetts and Bedford, New Hampshire.*

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin. 

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Matt was a Partner at Sherin & Lodgen LLP, where he gained considerable experience in commercial leasing, acquisitions, conveyancing, service contracts, and renewable energy projects.

Professional Activities

Matt is a member of the Boston Bar Association.

In 2018, Matt was nominated to join Lambda Alpha International – a land economics society where industry professionals connect to share knowledge and advance best practices. He remains an active member.


Matt has been recognized by Super Lawyers has a Massachusetts Rising Star in 2018 and 2019.

In 2018, Matt was selected to join the Leadership Institute of NAIOP Massachusetts, an education and experiential training with unique opportunities to network with industry and business leaders to improve individual, team and organizational effectiveness.







J.D., 2009
Boston University School of Law
(cum laude)  
B.S., 2003
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(with distinction)


2009-2010, Massachusetts Land Court, Honorable Harry M. Grossman



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