Matthew Alter is a partner at Cassels, where he represents clients in all types of construction disputes, including bid disputes, contractor defaults, interference, delay, lien, trust, and bond claims. He also assists clients with contracts, tenders, and RFPs for domestic and international projects. He is certified by the LSO as a Specialist in Construction Law and is a Fellow and the current President of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers, as well as former editor of the Journal of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers. He is also a past chair of the International Construction Division of the ABA’s Forum on Construction Law and the OBA’s Construction Law Section. He has authored and co-authored numerous articles and publications including: Practical Law Guide – Construction and Projects in Canada: Overview (Thomson Reuters, 2015–2017) and Kirsh and Alter: A Guide To Construction Liens in Ontario, and is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences. He has a Martindale-Hubbell AV preeminent peer review rating and is recognized internationally as a leading lawyer by Chambers, Best Lawyers (2018 Public Procurement "Lawyer of the Year" – Toronto), Who’s Who Legal and the Best of the Best (Global).