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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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What A Trump Card Means In The Game of Construction and Development

Posted in Development, Federal Construction, Leadership, Transportation

Like many of you, I stayed up late on Tuesday night / Wednesday morning to watch the 2016 election returns.  I dragged myself into the office after only a few hours of sleep and my phone was immediately ringing. Some clients. Some association contacts. Some reporters.  They all wanted to talk about the same thing:… Continue Reading

Living Forward: A Book That Will Change You, Your Business and the Construction Industry

Posted in Leadership

  In seven years of blogging, I have never marketed another company’s or individual’s services or products.  Today, I decided to make an exception for one special reason: I believe that Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy’s new book, Living Forward will actually change your and my life.  Here’s why: A Virtual Mentor. I met Michael Hyatt during… Continue Reading

Lead from the Center: Lessons from Tennessee’s Outgoing Governor Phil Bredesen

Posted in Leadership, Tennessee

Earlier today, outgoing Governor Phil Bredesen spoke at the final 2010 membership lunch of the Exchange Club of Nashville.  Bredesen addressed numerous successes over the past eight years as governor, including conservation efforts to set aside 350,000 acres of land in Tennessee, economic development opportunities such as landing a new Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, and… Continue Reading

Colin Reed: Leadership Lessons from Nashville’s Flood Recovery

Posted in Human Resources, Leadership, Project Management

Last week, I attended the Nashville Chamber of Commerce CEO Speaker Series featuring Colin Reed, Chairman and CEO of Gaylord Entertainment.  Reed is a very good speaker and he spent the morning with an audience of 200 sharing some lessons he learned following the flood in Nashville in May 2010.  If you have not seen the pictures… Continue Reading

From Chickens to Contractors: Leadership Lessons from Chick-Fil-A’s Leadercast

Posted in Leadership

Last week I attended Chick-Fil-A’s Leadercast, which included some of today’s greatest leaders such as Tony Dungy, John Maxwell, Ed Bastien and Dr. Ben Carson.  The Leadercast is about developing leaders at all levels, positions and stages. Whether you are working with 1000s of employees, 100s of clients, 10 project managers, or 1 other individual …… Continue Reading