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Matthew R Alter

Matthew R Alter
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Biography • 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. He was among the first lawyers in Ontario to be certified as a specialist in construction law.

Matthew is the treasurer and a fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers. He 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 speciality committee. He has also served as editor of the Journal of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers, and has authored numerous articles and publications, including 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 was named the 2015 Toronto Lawyer of the Year for Public Procurement Law by Best Lawyers in Canada. He is listed in Martindale-Hubbell with an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating. He also appears in the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada; Legal Media Group Guide: Best of the Best (Global); Chambers Global and Chambers Canada; Who’s Who Legal; The Best Lawyers in Canada; and The Legal 500 Canada. He has also been listed in the Lexpert special editions on Canada’s Leading Infrastructure Lawyers and Leading Lawyers in Global Mining.

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