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Press Release: Matthew Ray Joins Bowditch’s Business & Finance and Real Estate Practices

Worcester, Framingham and Boston, MA— November 14, 2023 – Matthew Ray has joined Bowditch’s Business & Finance and Commercial Real Estate practice groups as a partner.

Matt is a seasoned transactional attorney who represents both financial institutions and commercial borrowers in the structuring, negotiation and documentation of middle-market C&I, asset-based and commercial real estate credit facilities. He has worked extensively on general corporate issues and loan workouts and restructurings.

In addition to his lending practice, Matt has a general commercial real estate practice representing sponsors and developers in connection with acquisitions, dispositions and development of commercial properties as well as the representation of both landlords and tenants in the negotiation and drafting of lease agreements pertaining to all types of commercial properties including office, flex, retail, restaurant and warehouse space.

Matt also serves as outside general counsel to several small and medium sized privately held businesses where he advises his clients on all aspects of general corporate law transactions, including entity formation and governance matters as well as asset and equity sales and acquisitions.

“We are thrilled to add Matt to our Business & Finance and Commercial Real Estate teams. His experience and skills are a good match for us and deepens our bench strength,” said Paul Bauer, Bowditch’s practice area leader for real estate, finance and corporate law.

“Bowditch has a fantastic reputation, and I am equally excited to join the team. Having been on the other side of deals, I know first-hand that the Bowditch lawyers deliver the same outstanding client service and experience that I work very hard to provide to clients daily,” Ray said.

Matt is a graduate of Assumption College, where he earned a B.A. in Marketing & Finance, and Suffolk University Sawyer School of Business and Law School, where he earned an M.B.A. and a J.D., respectively. He is a member of the Real Estate Finance Association, Commercial Finance Association, Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association, and the ProVisors networking association.


Bowditch is a highly regarded law firm handling sophisticated transactions, challenging litigation and complex regulatory issues for businesses, families and institutions throughout Massachusetts, the region and beyond.

With more than 60 lawyers seamlessly connected in three strategic Massachusetts offices – Boston, Framingham and Worcester – Bowditch is deep in the areas of business and finance, real estate and environmental, litigation, employment and labor, and estate and tax planning, delivering outstanding client satisfaction and quality legal services.


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