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CONSTRUCTION ATTORNEY

Matt Pierce

Matt Pierce’s practice focuses on construction law and real estate development. His construction law experience includes assisting contractors, subcontractors, designers and project owners in a wide variety of issues, including contract drafting and review, mechanic’s liens, bonding and insurance, delays, non-payment, bids/proposals and public procurement, warranty and negligence claims, and licensing.

 

Matt is an experienced litigator, represents clients before the Arizona Registrar of Contractors, and is experienced in resolving disputes through negotiation, arbitration and mediation.

Aside from his legal practice, since 2006, Matt has been a faculty associate at the Del E. Webb School of Construction and School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, where he teaches undergraduate seniors and graduate students in the course on construction contract administration.

Matt obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accountancy in 2002 from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and his Juris Doctorate Degree in 2005 from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. While in law school, Matt clerked for former Chief Judge Stephen M. McNamee at the United States Federal District Court, District of Arizona, in an externship program.

  • Areas of Practice

    Construction Law

    Construction Defect Litigation

    Government Regulation

    Commercial Litigation

    Corporate and Business Law

    Real Estate Litigation

    Mediation and Arbitration

    Home and Building Inspections

    Public Projects and Public-Private Partnerships

  • Honors and Awards

    The Best Lawyers in America® (Construction Law, Construction Litigation), 2021

    AV-Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell®

  • Articles

    “Construction Warranties” (chapter co-author), Arizona Construction Law Practice Manual, 3rd Ed., State Bar of Arizona, 2016

  • Recent Presentations

    “Public-Private Partnership (P3) Contracts,” State Bar of Arizona, March 2018

    “A ‘Legal Audit’ of Your Business Practices” (panelist), Arizona Builders’ Alliance Legal Roundtable, October 2017

    “Construction Contract Administration” (full-day seminar), Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT), July 2016

    “The Only Constant Is Change … (Orders)!” Arizona Builders’ Alliance, March 2016

    “Construction Law Ethics,” State Bar of Arizona, April 2015

    “Construction Insurance and Additional Insured Endorsements,” Arizona Builders’ Alliance, April 2015

    “Contracting with Alternative Delivery Methods? What You Need to Know First,” Arizona Builders’ Alliance, June 2014

  • Professional Memberships

    American Bar Association

    State Bar of Arizona

    Maricopa County Bar Association

  • Construction Industry Leadership

    Alliance for Construction Excellence

  • Court Admissions

    Arizona, 2005

    U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2005

  • Education

    J.D., Arizona State University, 2005

    B.S., Accounting, Arizona State University, 2001