Andrea M. Mattei is an accomplished commercial and corporate finance attorney, with a practice focus on hospitality
assets, resort transactions, and mixed-use properties.

Andrea’s wide-ranging experience and first-hand hospitality industry knowledge enable her to advise investors, owners, lenders,
and developers on transactional, financial, and operational matters in the hospitality industry. She advises on portfolio assembly
and target asset acquisition, disposition, construction, renovation, site management, procurement, design, repositioning, and day-to-day hospitality operations. Her industry knowledge is balanced by substantial experience in corporate finance, governance, mergers and acquisitions, and transactional accounting for public and private companies.

Andrea has structured and negotiated documents for ground-up development of resort locations, including construction and
permanent financing and credit enhancements. She has experience in the preparation and negotiation of the full range of hospitality-related agreements, including management, franchise, and service agreements, with particular experience managing vendor contracts and relationships. Additionally, she has completed a number of asset-repositioning transactions involving underperforming properties.

Prior to re-entering private practice, Andrea was Group Vice President-Legal for Strategic Development, Strategic Sourcing, and
Corporate Real Estate at Wyndham Worldwide Corporation. Previously, she served as Senior Vice President and Associate
General Counsel, Finance, Corporate Governance and Mergers and Acquisitions at Marriott International, Inc., and General
Counsel and Associate General Counsel to Ocwen Financial Corporation, one of the nation’s largest mortgage servicing and
asset management companies. Andrea’s private practice experience includes AmLaw50 firms in New York, Baltimore, and
Washington, D.C.


  • University of Maryland School of Law (J.D.)
  • Johns Hopkins University (M.A.)
  • Mount Holyoke College (B.A. Magna Cum Laude)


  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts

Honors and awards

  • Chambers and Partners, Finalist, Leadership in the Profession Mentoring (In House), (2015)
  • Named to Top 200 Women in Business by The Washington Post

Professional memberships

  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers (Fellow)
  • American Law Institute (Co-Chair, Commercial Real Estate Finance Program)
  • Georgetown University Law Hotel and Lodging Conference (Advisory Board)
  • American Bar Association (Corporate and Real Property Sections)

Practice Areas

Real Estate

Developers, commercial property owners, and investors turn to Lerch Early’s “dirt lawyers” when they need to buy, sell, lease, or develop commercial real estate in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.