Matthew is a 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 tendering claims and defences, contractor defaults, interference and delay claims, liens and trust claims.
Matthew is the immediate past chair of the international construction division of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law. 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 serves as editor of theJournal of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers. He is the co-author ofKirsh and Alter: A Guide To Construction Liens in Ontario(3rd edition). Matthew is also recognised in: theLegal Media Group Guide: Best of the Best(Global) 2014 (Construction), the 2014Chambers Global Guidefor 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.