Matthew Russell

Assistant General Counsel

Matt joined Ferris Development in June 2017.  Prior to joining Ferris Development Matt was in-house counsel at American Tower, one of the largest global REITs and a leading developer, owner, and operator of multitenant telecommunications infrastructure. At American Tower Matt worked on communications real estate development projects, managed and obtained land use entitlements before quasi-judicial government boards, and was involved in due diligence review of large scale REIT portfolio acquisitions.  He also helped to resolve complex code and compliance violations between commercial and governmental entities.

Matt has additional experience working as general counsel for a residential home improvement company, as a law clerk with the City of Boston Zoning Board of Appeal, and as a project manager predominantly working on multitenant redevelopment projects. He is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and is a Massachusetts licensed real estate broker.

Matt holds a Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rhode Island