Matthew Hawk is a partner in the Construction and Green Technology & Climate Change practice groups at Gordon & Rees.
Mr. Hawk's practice focuses on the representation of various construction-related entities including owners, developers, general contractors, design professionals, and subcontractors in all aspects of business including risk management consulting, contract formation, claims management, and litigation.
Mr. Hawk is one of the few attorneys in California to be accredited by the United States Green Building Council as a LEED Green Associate. In that capacity, Mr. Hawk has experience advising construction-related entities as to the potential risks involved with green building in general, and more specifically in pursuing LEED certification, and how best to proactively manage that risk through procurement of appropriate insurance and revisions to standard contract agreements.
As for litigation, Mr. Hawk has extensive experience both defending and prosecuting claims for defective construction, professional negligence, delay and disruption, contract disputes, insurance coverage, and construction site accident/personal injury claims. His experience includes both single and multi-family residential projects, commercial projects, infrastructure, public works, schools (K-12 and universities), and hospitals.
In 2012, 2013 and 2014, Mr. Hawk was named by Super Lawyers magazine as one of Northern California's "Rising Stars®" in the field of construction litigation
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Partner||Gordon & Rees, LLP||2006 - Present|
|Associate||Bustamante O'hara & Gagliasso||2004 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|UBCI||LEED Green Associate||2009 - Present|
|Inside The Minds: The Legal Impact of Climate Change, Thomson Reuters/Aspatore||LEEDing the Way Into the Future: The Construction Industry's Response to Climate Change Through The Evolution of Green Building Practices||2012|
|University of San Francisco School of Law||N/A||N/A|
|University of California - Irvine||N/A||N/A|
|West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar||What's Wrong with the CMO/PTO Process||2015|
|Gordon Rees Legal Education Conference||Risky Business: The Current State of Risk-Shifting in Construction Contracts||2014|
|Axis Consulting Construction Forum||Going GREEN: Sustainable Building Practices||2013|
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