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Matthew DeVries

Matt is a construction & litigation attorney at Burr & Forman LLP and father of seven young kids.

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Are Electronic Toll Collection Systems Subject to Competitive Bidding?

Posted in Case Law, Federal Construction, Tennessee, Transportation, VA, DC, MD
I was working in our Virginia office this past week and was amazed at the amount of highway construction at and around Tyson’s Corner.  What also caught my attention was the progress of the 495 Express Lanes project, which includes the construction of high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes that will operate on the I-495/Capital Beltway.… Continue Reading

Where’s Matt? Speaking about Construction Law in Texas and North Carolina

Posted in Legal Trends, Tennessee, Texas, VA, DC, MD
Where’s Waldo?  The real question is, Where’s Matt?  If you’ve wondered where I have been the past few days, try looking in Texas and North Carolina.  I have been preparing to speak at two construction law conferences in two different states.  Look closely and you might find me. On Thursday, I will be speaking at the University… Continue Reading

Magic Carpet Ride: Maryland Court Holds Termination of Subcontractor to Be Improper

Posted in Case Law, VA, DC, MD
Released in 1968, the lyrics from Steppenwolf’s psychedelic rock song blare out: "I like to dream, right between my sound machine…"  Yep, you remember … the Magic Carpet Ride! The Maryland Court of Appeals recently decided a construction case based upon a set of pre-contract discussions that Judge Harrell described as a "complicated series of events from… Continue Reading

Construction Industry Rebounding? One BIM Solutions Provider Says So!

Posted in Building Information Modeling, VA, DC, MD
Budgets are being cut left and right.  Our family "eating out" budget … gone!  Our community organization "summer party" budget … gone!  I see non-profit organizations struggling to keep pace with last year’s donations, while attendance at professional industry conferences are shrinking. You can imagine my surprise when I read a press release from CADD Microsystems suggesting… Continue Reading