Matthew J. 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 is also a member of the Alliance for Constructions
Excellence (ACE) at Arizona State University, where he participates in task
force groups dealing with alternative project delivery methods (APDM) and public
private partnerships (P3). Matt is also a member of the Arizona Registrar of
Contractors Industry Advisory Council.
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.
"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