A member of the construction practice group, Matt has represented owners, contractors, design professionals and sureties in a wide array of construction transactions and litigation throughout California and the western states.
From 1986 until 2002, Matt served as Chief Litigation Counsel in California for one of the five largest general contractors in the United States. He supervised complex construction litigations involving issues of payment, licensing, construction defects, design failures, mechanic’s liens and stop notices, and has advocated and defended claims for delays and extras involving damages in the hundreds of millions of dollars. He has also attacked and defended numerous bid awards under Public Contract Code’s “Subletting and Subcontracting Fair Practice Act.” He has tried or arbitrated more than 30 construction disputes and successfully mediated or resolved countless more.
On the transactional side, Matt has drafted and negotiated the contracts for the design and construction of a wide array of public and private projects including individual and multi-family housing , hotels, hospitals, retail and office buildings, and manufacturing facilities.
Matt was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of Construction Law for 2016.