Matthew W.


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.

Awards and Rankings

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of public finance law (2013-2017)

Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers® (2008-2013)

Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers® “Rising Stars” (2005-2007)

Professional Activities

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

  • J.D., cum laude, University of Georgia School of Law, Editorial Board, Georgia Law Review
  • B.B.A., University of Georgia
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia

Our Story

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is an international law firm helping the Fortune 100, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Dedicated to unfaltering excellence in client service, we are known for our business savvy and industry intelligence, providing creative and custom solutions for each of our clients. Industry and business experience makes the difference for our clients.

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