Matt Nichols represents both issuers and underwriters in public and private financings for state and local governments, nonprofit organizations, public power agencies and electric cooperatives. Matt advises issuers and other transaction participants in bond financings in the energy, airport, surface transportation, health care, education and housing sectors. During the past five years, Sutherland has served as bond counsel in over 32 separate bond issues with an aggregate principal amount in excess of $2 billion.
Sutherland advises Georgia World Congress Center Authority on stadium financing options.
Sutherland advised the Georgia World Congress Center Authority on financing options for a successor stadium development for Atlanta’s NFL franchise.
Sutherland represents Oglethorpe Power Corporation in $180,380,000 tax-exempt pollution control bond offering.
Sutherland represented a power supply cooperative in a $180,380,000 tax-exempt pollution control bond offering.
Sutherland helps WellStar Health System issue $100 million of publicly offered debt.
Sutherland advised a five-hospital metro Atlanta health system on issuing tax-exempt revenue bonds to finance hospital improvements and reduce interest costs.
Awards and Rankings
Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of public finance law (2013-2014)
Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers® (2008-2013)
Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers® “Rising Stars” (2005-2007)
Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
Fellow, American College of Bond Counsel
Chairman, Board of Directors, Georgia Wildlife Federation
Member, Public Finance Options Task Force, Commission for a New Georgia