Matthew is a partner in the construction and infrastructure groups of Cassels Brock. 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 private public partnership arrangements. Matthew also represents participants in all types of contract and project disputes and litigation, including tendering claims and defences, contractor defaults, interference and delay claims, liens and trust claims.
Matthew is the current chair of the international construction division of the American Bar Association's forum on the construction industry - the only non-US lawyer currently serving in such a leadership position. He is also a past chair of both the Ontario Bar Association's construction law section and the law society of Upper Canada's construction law speciality committee, and was among the first lawyers in Ontario to be certified as a specialist in construction law. He is a fellow and governor of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers, and also serves as the 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 (3rd edition). Matthew is recognised in the 2013 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada, The International Who's Who of Construction Lawyers, The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers (public procurement), The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, and is listed in Martindale-Hubbell with an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating.
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