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Matt Bouchard has been with Lewis & Roberts, P.L.L.C. since 2006 after spending his first five years of practice with Holland & Knight LLP in Boston. From the start, Matt's practice has focused on commercial construction matters, including the prosecution and defense of payment, defect, extra work, termination, delay, inefficiency, bond and lien claims. Matt's clients include regional and national general contractors, surety companies, private owners and developers, specialty subcontractors and suppliers. In addition to handling claims, Matt also helps his clients negotiate construction contracts and counsels his clients throughout the construction process, from contract award through final completion.

Matt is a member of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry and the Construction Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law and of Duke University.

Education

University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, J.D. - 2001
  • Honors: Trial Law Academy President 2000-2001
  • Law Review: N.C. Banking Institute, 1999 - 2001

Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

  • A.B. magna cum laude - 1994
  • Major: Public Policy Studies
Bar and Court Admissions
  • North Carolina, 2007
  • Massachusetts, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 2007
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts

Representative Clients


  • J.M. Thompson Company
  • The Keeney Companies
  • Blythe Development Co.
  • Anthony & Co. 

Classes/Seminars


  • Co-Presenter, "Basics of a Construction Law Practice", North Carolina Bar Association, Practical Skills Seminar, 2010 - 2011
  • Co-Presenter, Lien/Bond Law Revisions Seminar (Raleigh-Durham), Carolinas AGC, August 17, 2012 - Present
  • Co-Presenter, Lien/Bond Law Revisions Seminar (Wilmington), Carolinas AGC, September 7, 2012 - Present
  • Co-Presenter, Lien/Bond Law Revisions Seminar (Raleigh-Durham), Carolinas AGC, November 30, 2012 - Present
  • Co-Presenter, "The Interplay Between Equitable Subrogation & the General Indemnity Agreement's Assignment Rights", American Conference Institute, Philadelphia, PA, October 18, 2012 - Present
  • Co-Presenter, "Working with the New Mechanics' Lien & Payment Bond Laws", Construction Law Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association, December 10, 2012 - Present

Past Employment Positions


Holland & Knight, LLP, Associate, 2001-2006

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Professional Associations & Memberships:
  • American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry
  • American Bar Association, Section of Litigation
  • American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Construction Law Section
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Carolinas AGC

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