Matthew J. Hektoen is a member at Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC engaged primarily in the practice of real estate. Mr. Hektoen advises clients regarding commercial and residential purchase and sale transactions, 1031 Tax-Deferred Exchanges, commercial and residential leases, easements, condominium development, platting issues, condemnation proceedings and other related matters, and tax-advantaged financing of residential and commercial developments.
Purchase Transactions. Mr. Hektoen regularly drafts, reviews, and negotiates purchase agreements for residential and commercial transactions. He examines abstracts, prepares title opinions, and cures title defects. He also prepares and reviews closing documents and handles closings.
Tax Credit Financing. Mr. Hektoen has experience with the syndication of tax credit funds, structuring direct investment of capital and tax credits, and incorporating other methods of public and private financing. He is familiar with the Low Income Housing Tax Credit and Historic Tax Credit programs.
Residential and Commercial Development. Mr. Hektoen advises local and regional developers regarding platting, condominiums, easements, homeowners association formation and function and other related issues.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Firm Attorneys Ranked in Chambers USA 2012
Several Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman attorneys have been ranked in Chambers USA 2012. They include:
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Matt Hektoen Obtains Appeal Victory in Real Estate Contract Case
On February 9, the Iowa Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the firm's clients, holding that rights of first refusal in a real estate contract are presumed personal unless express language confirms an intent to the contrary. Matt Hektoen argued the case on appeal. It is Malone v. Flattery.
This was a case of first impression in Iowa. The Court summarized the holding as follows: “In this appeal we are asked to determine what is the default rule in Iowa: Is a right of first refusal in a real estate contract freely assignable, or is it personal to the party who contracts for it unless stated otherwise? Because we conclude a right of first refusal is generally personal to the party who contracted for it absent language to the contrary, and there is nothing in the record to overcome that presumption here, we affirm the district court’s grant of summary judgment.”
Friday, July 23, 2010
ABA's Bar Leader Magazine Publishes Article on Event Chaired by Matt Hektoen
The July-August edition of Bar Leader, a magazine of the ABA Division for Bar Services, published an article on the success of the Legislative Leadership Academy chaired by Matt Hektoen. The academy was put on the Young Lawyers Division of the Iowa State Bar Association in January. It focused on encouraging lawyers, especially young lawyers, to also serve as legislators. Discussion topics included ethical issues in running for office, fundraising, and splitting the duties of public office and private practice.
University of Iowa (J.D, 2005)
University of Iowa (B.A. History, Music, 2002)
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE (STATE)
State of Iowa, 2006
ASSOCIATIONS, BOARDS & COMMISSIONS
American Bar Association Member
Iowa State Bar Association
Johnson County Bar Association
Linn County Title Standards Committee
Linn County Bar Association