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Matt Pierce

AV-Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell  

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.

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


Areas of Practice

Construction Law

Construction Defect Litigation

Government Regulation

Public Projects and Public-Private Partnerships

Commercial Litigation

Real Estate Litigation

Corporate and Business Law

Home and Building Inspections

Mediation and Arbitration

Honors and Awards

AV-Preeminent™ Rating, Martindale-Hubbell®


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

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association

State Bar of Arizona

Maricopa County Bar Association

Construction Industry Leadership

Arizona Registrar of Contractors: Industry Advisory Council

Alliance for Construction Excellence

Court Admissions

Arizona, 2005

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


J.D., Arizona State University, 2005

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


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