Renato Matos

Biography

Renato Matos is the Managing Partner of the firm. Since joining the firm in 2009, Renato has primarily focused on the Real Estate and Religious and Charitable Organizations areas of our practice.

Renato routinely represents religious and not-for-profit corporations on complex real estate transactions including purchases and sales, long-term ground leases, air rights transfers, joint ventures and affordable housing development projects. He represents numerous denominational governing bodies, including the Atlantic District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, the Metropolitan New York Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Northeastern Conference of Seventh Day Adventists, the Presbytery of Long Island and the Board of Trustees of the New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, as well as individual denominational and non-denominational congregations of all faiths.

Renato earned his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the Hofstra University School of Law, where he was the editor-in-chief of the Hofstra Law Review. Renato was selected by the law school faculty to receive the “Outstanding Law Student Award.”

In 2015, Renato was selected by the New York Law Journal as a Rising Star—one of 50 lawyers under the age of 40 who have established a record of accomplishments and demonstrated that they are top contributors to the practice of law and their communities.

From 2017-2019, Renato was selected by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, which recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state.

Renato is active in the community and regularly donates his time and expertise to numerous charitable organizations. He is president of the board of directors for the Council of Church Advisors.

Education
  • LL.M in Taxation, New York University School of Law
  • J.D., Hofstra University School of Law (magna cum laude)
  • B.B.A., Hofstra University, Zarb School of Business (cum laude)
Renato Matos

Recognitions

Renato Matos

Publications & Presentations

2019

  • February 2019 – Mr. Matos will be featured on Radio AM570 The Mission weekly program
  • March 6, 2019 Rise of Faith-Based Development Panel 
Past Events
  • December 10, 2018 – Mr. Matos presented on Zoning Lot Mergers and Development Rights Transfers at the City Bar Center for CLE programs
  • November 8, 2018 – Mr. Matos was a featured presenter at The Fourth Annual Interchurch Center Conference: Mission Driven Development
  • November 2, 2018 -Mr. Matos was interviewed on Radio AM570 The Mission, The Kevin McCullough radio show

  • April 24, 2018 – Mr. Matos Presented at the Webinar: “Renting Church Property: Opportunities, Pitfalls and Tax Consequences”. It was hosted by Practical Resources for Churches (PRC) and you may access the recording here:
  • October 16, 2016 – Mr. Matos presented at The Interchurch Center: 2nd Annual Important Updates on the Laws that Affect Religious Organizations