Mateo concentrates his practice on various commercial real estate transactions relating to financing, leasing, as well as condominiums and co-ops. He regularly represents institutional investors, real estate investment trusts, real estate funds, and financial institutions in acquisitions and dispositions of commercial, residential, mixed-use, multifamily, and hospitality properties, as well as office and retail leasing and construction lending.
Mateo earned his bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University and his law degree from Brooklyn Law School. At Brooklyn Law School, Mateo was on the Moot Court Honor Society, Appellate Division, and the Brooklyn Law Journal of Corporate, Financial, and Commercial Law. Mateo also served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Victor Marrero, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the Honorable Evelyn J. Laporte, at the New York Supreme Court, Criminal Division. Mateo was formerly the president of Lawyers Without Borders, Brooklyn Law School Chapter, where he worked with an international law firm to write a report for the Namibian government over the Caprivi Treason Trial.
Before practicing law, Mateo was an English teacher at a rehabilitation center for injured military veterans transitioning to civilian life in Bogota, Colombia, and for a private school company in Taipei, Taiwan. Mateo is fluent in Spanish.