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Matthew R Alter

Matthew R Alter
Office:
Scotia Plaza, Suite 2100
40 King Street West
M5H 3C2
City:
Toronto
State:
Ontario
Country:
Canada
Tel:
+1 416 860 6764
Fax:
+1 416 640 3083

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Canada - Construction

Matthew is a senior partner in the construction and infrastructure groups of Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP. His practice focuses on representing public and private owners, general contractors and other construction industry participants in all aspects of construction and procurement. He advises clients on project delivery methods and procurement processes and drafts and negotiates various agreements for construction and infrastructure projects and related acquisitions, including mining projects and PPP arrangements. Matthew also represents participants in all types of contract and project disputes and litigation, including bid disputes, contractor defaults, interference and delay claims, liens, surety bond and trust claims.

Matthew has chaired the international construction division of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law, the Ontario Bar Association’s construction law section and the Law Society of Upper Canada’s construction law specialty committee, and was among the first lawyers in Ontario to be certified as a specialist in construction law. He is the treasurer and a governor of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers and has served as editor of the Journal of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers. He is the co-author of Kirsh and Alter: A Guide To Construction Liens in Ontario(third edition) and Practical Law Guide – Construction and Projects in Canada: Overview (Thomson Reuters, 2015). Matthew is also recognised in: Expert Guides Best of the Best: The World’s Leading Lawyers Chosen by Their Peers 2016 (Construction), the Legal Media Group Guide: Best of the Best (Global) 2015 (Construction), the 2015 Chambers Global Guide for Construction, The Best Lawyers in Canada (and as Lawyer of the Year 2015 for Public Procurement Law - Toronto), The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, and has an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating with Martindale-Hubbell.

WWL says: The “excellent” Matthew Alter is a contractual specialist with considerable expertise in contract drafting, negotiation and contract-related disputes work.

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Who's Who Legal Construction: Lawyers

Matthew is a senior partner in the construction and infrastructure groups of Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP. His practice focuses on representing public and private owners, general contractors and other construction industry participants in all aspects of construction and procurement. He advises clients on project delivery methods and procurement processes and drafts and negotiates various agreements for construction and infrastructure projects and related acquisitions, including mining projects and PPP arrangements. Matthew also represents participants in all types of contract and project disputes and litigation, including bid disputes, contractor defaults, interference and delay claims, liens, surety bond and trust claims.

Matthew has chaired the international construction division of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law, the Ontario Bar Association’s construction law section and the Law Society of Upper Canada’s construction law specialty committee, and was among the first lawyers in Ontario to be certified as a specialist in construction law. He is the treasurer and a governor of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers and has served as editor of the Journal of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers. He is the co-author of Kirsh and Alter: A Guide To Construction Liens in Ontario (third edition) and Practical Law Guide – Construction and Projects in Canada: Overview (Thomson Reuters, 2015). Matthew is also recognised in: the Legal Media Group Guide: Best of the Best (Global) 2015 (Construction), the 2015 Chambers Global Guide for Construction, The Best Lawyers in Canada (and as Lawyer of the Year 2015 for Public Procurement Law - Toronto), The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, and has an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating with Martindale-Hubbell.

WWL says: Matthew Alter offers clients the benefit of his comprehensive practice covering contractual negotiation and disputes advice. He is described as “a consummate professional” 

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Construction which can be purchased from our Shop.

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