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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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“Like Us” On Social Media! An Endorsement Under Advertising Laws?

Posted in Social Media, Technology
Does your construction company, architectural firm or development group have a Facebook fan page?  Are you worried about what advertising laws apply to a social media platforms? The Federal Trade Commission has eliminated any question of whether liability can arise in connection with consumer endorsements for the obvious reason that consumers may rely on endorsements… Continue Reading

Tune In Thursday for Capital Thinking Radio Show Featuring Matt DeVries

Posted in Social Media
In February, I was featured on Kevin O’Neill’s Capital Thinking Radio Show on the VoiceAmerica Business Network to discuss social media business development tips and legal risks.  Well, I’m back to the radio waves tomorrow to discuss new trends in social media, including some recent missteps and use of social media in the political world. … Continue Reading

Social Media at the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry’s Fall Meeting

Posted in Social Media
As many of you know, I am involved in the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, which is the largest organization of construction lawyers in the United States and abroad.  Our Fall meeting is next week in Miami Beach, Florida.  The conference focus is “We Won’t Get Fooled Again: Lessons Learned from the Economic Downturn” and features… Continue Reading

Tweeting from Austin: ABA Forum on the Construction Industry’s Annual Meeting

Posted in Social Media
Tweet … Tweet … Tweet!  No, I am not cat-calling or whistling at you.  I am tweeting from the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry’s annual meeting in Austin, Texas.  The program chairs have set up a Twitter account for the conference.  You can follow @forumaustin or search the hashtag #forumaustin.  If you want to follow my Tweets,… Continue Reading

Post-Recession Recovery: Can BIM Save the Day? What About Twitter?

Posted in Building Information Modeling, Social Media, Technology
I know that title sounds odd. Before you start flooding my email box with comments about the practicality of Building Information Modeling (BIM) or the utility of social networking like Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn in the construction industry, consider the life of the personal computer: Were you around in the 1980s during the microcomputer wars between Commodore, Apple,… Continue Reading