What Others Are Saying:

“We have used Matt for several different classes at the Middle Tennessee branch of AGC of Tennessee. Members always give Matt glowing reviews for his presentations and expert knowledge on the subject matter.” —Kelly Dando, Executive Director, AGC of Middle TN

“Thank you for a dynamic, informational and enlightening presentation today. It can be a daunting task to keep up with today’s rapidly moving technology and now I know where to go for a quick pointer in the right direction.” —Ed Baldwin, Turner Construction

“Matt bridged the gap from the young to the old. His presentation on Social Media was highly entertaining, kept us laughing, and gave great insight!” —Bill Young, Executive Vice President, AGC of TN

“Enjoyed your presentation today! It was entertaining and well directed to the audience on hand.” —Steve Miller, Owner, CIO Office Inc.


Upcoming Speaking Engagements:

  • Construction Law Update: Case Law and Legislation Affecting the Transportation Industry, American Road & Transportation Builders Association, Annual Construction Law Conference, Washington, DC (June 5, 2013)
  • Civil Integrated Management: New Technologies and Legal Risks, Construction SuperConference 2013, San Francisco, CA (Dec. 11-13, 2013)

Past Speaking Engagements:

  • The Construction Lawyer’s Technology Toolbox, American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, Annual Meeting, Dana Point, CA (Apr. 25, 2013)
  • The Best Legal Apps for Construction Lawyers, American Bar Association, Online Webinar (Apr. 9, 2013)
  • Civil Integrated Management: New Technologies and Legal Risks, New York State Department of Transportation CIM Training Conference, Albany, NY (Mar. 27, 2013)
  • Business Ethics for Contractors, Construction Leadership Council, Leadership Training Course, Nashville, TN (Feb. 22, 2013)
  • Construction Law 101: Best Practices in Construction, Tennessee Association of Roofing Contractors Annual Convention, Nashville, TN (Jan. 13, 2013)
  • Civil Integrated Management: New Technologies and Legal Risks, ARTBA National Convention, Memphis, TN (Sept. 12, 2012)
  • New Technologies and Legal Risks: Legal Liability of Design and Survey, Florida Transportation Builders’ Association Civil Integrated Management Training Conference, Orlando, FL (June 15, 2012)
  • Identifying and Managing Your Environmental Priorities, AGC of America Contractors Environmental Conference, Washington, DC (June 7-8, 2012)
  • From BIM to PDFs to Tweets and e-Discovery: Planning and Managing a Technology-Driven Construction Project, AGC of America National Convention, Honolulu, HI (Mar. 15, 2012)
  • Look Before You Leap: Practical Tips in Navigating Project Labor Agreements, American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, Houston, TX (Feb. 3, 2012)
  • Social Media: Legal and Regulatory Issues, Tennessee Bankers Association Annual Trust & Wealth Management Conference, Nashville, TN (Oct. 21, 2011)
  • Construction Collections and Lien Laws, Tennessee Society of CPAs Construction Conference, Nashville, TN (Sept. 26, 2011)
  • The Color of Money: Incentives, Design, Contracts, Legal Pitfalls and Coverage for Green Buildings, Loss Executive Association, Annual Meeting, Newport, RI (June 28, 2011)
  • Legal Technology Issues Facing Home Builders, National Association of Home Builders, Board of Directors Meeting, Washington, DC (May 18, 2011)
  • The Importance of a Social Media Policy, Crash Course on Social Media, Nashville Business Journal / Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN (Mar. 30, 2011)
  • The Next Step in Social Media, Associated General Contractors of America 2011 National Convention, Las Vegas, NV (Mar. 23-25, 2011)
  • Green Codes and Regulations: An Update and How to Manage Risk, AIA/CSI Mardi Gras 2011 Trade Fair & Kentucky USGBC Programs, Louisville, KY (Mar. 3, 2011)
  • Social Media for Contractors: How to Build the Right Framework for Success, Tennessee Road Builders Association, Annual Meeting, Kawai, HI (Feb. 14, 2011)
  • From Paper to Paperless: Controlling Construction Documentation, Improving Record Management, and Identifying Risk in an Electronic Age, Construction Claims Advisor Online Webinar (Oct. 2010)
  • Construction Law Seminar, The Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ (Oct. 2010)
  • Comparison of Construction Law Applied by the States of NC, TN, VA, GA and SC, Construction Law Section for the North Carolina Bar (Sept. 2010)
  • LEED 101 and Beyond: Incentives, Design, Construction Pitfalls, Certifications and Contracts, University of Texas Construction Law Conference, Dallas, TX (Sept. 2010)
  • Aging Infrastructure—Where Need Meets Debt: Options for Project Funding and Delivery, American Bar Association Webinar (Mar. 2010)
  • Lessons from the Movies: Drafting and Negotiating Contracts, Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), Nashville Chapter (Mar. 2010)
  • Document Management, Construction Claims Advisor Online Webinar (Nov. 2009)
  • Introduction to Commercial and Construction Law, Middle Tennessee State University Department of Engineering, Murfreesboro, TN (Oct. 2009)
  • What Happens When Green Isn’t So Green, AGC of Tennessee State Convention, Nashville, TN (Sept. 2009)
  • When Green Turns to Red: Assessing and Implementing Risk Management Strategies in Green Building, Half Moon Seminars, Nashville, TN (Apr. 2009)
  • The Green Explosion: The Legislative Impact of Alternative Energy, Climate Change, and Sustainability on the Construction Industry, American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA (Apr. 2009)
  • This is Your Life…Ethical Issues in Discovery and Litigation for the Construction Lawyer, Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel Annual Meeting (Apr. 2008)
  • Law School 101: General Construction Law Principles and Legal Trends Relating to Tribal Immunity, The Falmouth Institute, Indian Country Construction Conference (Feb. 2008)
  • Projects Gone Wild! Best Practices for Document and Record Management, The Falmouth Institute, Indian Country Construction Conference (Feb. 2008)
  • The Top 10-tions of Construction Law: From Indemnification to Termination to Resolution, The Falmouth Institute, Indian Country Construction Conference (Feb 2008)
  • Documentation and Record Management, Vanderbilt University, Construction Law and Contracts Class (Apr. 2007)
  • Principles of Construction Law and Project Delivery Systems, The Falmouth Institute, Indian Country Construction Conference (Feb. 2006)
  • Business Ethics in Government Contracting: Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, Government Contracting Breakfast Series, Washington, DC (Nov. 2005)
  • Ethical Issues in Discovery and Pre-Trial Litigation, Law Practice Management Series, Vienna, VA (Apr. 2005)
  • Once Upon a Time . . . Effective Appellate Brief Writing, University of Richmond Law School (annual seminar 2000-2008); George Mason Law School (Sept. 2002)

AGC of Tennessee Member Meetings: 

  • Metro Non-Discrimination Ordinance and More (March 2011)
  • Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? Public Construction Contracting Edition (July 2010)
  • Computers, Contractors, Construction: Using the Internet and Social Media to Build Your Business (June 2010)
  • What Happens When Green Isn’t So Green (September 2009)
  • Old Dog—New Tricks! Tennessee Lien Laws & Prompt Pay Act (March 2009)
  • Will the Real Construction Documents Please Stand Up! A Comparison of the AIA and ConsensusDOCS (May 2008)