Matthew Alter* is a partner in the Construction and Infrastructure Groups at 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, trust claims, insolvency claims and surety bond claims.
Matthew has been recognized internationally as a top construction and procurement lawyer by the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, Chambers Global, Who’s Who Legal and Best Lawyers in Canada. Matthew was also named the 2015 “Lawyer of the Year” for Public Procurement Law by Best Lawyers in Canada – only a single lawyer for each practice area in any given city is selected for this award.
Matthew is the immediate past Chair of the International Construction Division of the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry and currently serves as a Governor of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers and as editor of the Journal of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers. Matthew 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 Specialty Committee, and was also among the first lawyers in Ontario to be certified as a Specialist in Construction Law.
Certified as a Specialist in Construction Law — Certified as a Specialist in Construction Law