Matthew S.C. Moore

Matt Moore is Co-Managing Partner of Peckar & Abramson’s Houston office and a member of the firm's Construction and Surety practice groups, where he focuses primarily on the transactional, litigation and dispute resolution aspects of Construction Law.

Matthew S.C. Moore

Co-Managing Partner

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“I am always amazed by the deep level of thought and detail by everyone at P&A in every case and for every client.  In complex construction matters, there is no one better to have on your team than P&A.”

Bio

Matt represents general contractors, sureties, owners, developers, subcontractors and suppliers in all phases of construction and on a wide variety of construction-related issues, including breach of contract, breach of warranty, mechanic’s liens, contractual and statutory indemnity, payment and performance bonds, collections, fraud, extra work, construction defects, contract termination, differing site conditions, bid protests, bid mistakes, delay and disruption claims, in both the public and private sectors. Matt also regularly reviews, drafts and negotiates construction contracts.

Matt has been selected each year beginning in 2012 to the Texas Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists in the area of Construction Law. Matt is also among the first attorneys in Texas to become Board Certified in the area of Construction Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Practice

Highlights

Admissions

State of Texas

United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

United States Supreme Court

Memberships

State Bar of Texas, Construction Law Section

Houston Bar Association, Construction Law Section Chair, 2015-2016 and Governing Council, 2010-2014

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, Board Member, 2015-present

Association of General Contractors, Houston Chapter, Education Committee (past-Chair) & Government Affairs (Committee Member)

Associated Builders and Contractors – Greater Houston Chapter

Education

University of Texas, Austin, B.A.

Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D.

Awards

Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star in Construction Law Litigation, – 2012-2017

Texas Board of Legal Specialization: Board Certified – Construction Law

Texas Bar Foundation Life Fellow since 2015

Publications & Presentations

Improving the Project Outcome with Accurate and Effective Construction Contracting, HalfMoon Seminar, May 2016.

Dealing with Bid Mistakes, American Subcontractors Association - Houston Chapter, October 2014.

Liability for Defects and Failures, HalfMoon Seminar, March 2014.

Collections: Get it Right from the Start, American Subcontractors Association - Houston Chapter, January 2014.

Managing Construction Projects: A Legal Perspective, American Subcontractors Association - Houston Chapter, January 2014.

The Successful Preparation and Use of Construction Experts, The Basic Course in Texas Construction Law, November 2013.

Killer Contract Clauses in Construction, Roofing Contractors Association of Texas 37th Annual Conference and Tradeshow, September 2012.

What Young Lawyers Should Know About Mediation, Panel Discussion, The 2012 Annual Conference on ADR.Texas Legislative Wrap-up, Build Houston, August 2011.

Removable, Liens and Foreclosures, National Association of Credit Management, April 2011.

E.I.F.S. after Fresh Coat v. K-2, Inc.: Enforcing Indemnity for Sellers in Products Liability Actions, State Bar of Texas Construction Law Conference, March 2011 (co-author).

Conquering the Ever Changing World of Change Orders, American Subcontractors Association - Houston Chapter, 2010.

Texas Legislative Wrap-Up, Build Houston, December 2009/January 2010.

Professional Liability Insurance: It’s Not Just for Architects and Engineers, Build Houston, June/July 2009 (co-author).

Legal Aspects of Building Codes, Lorman Seminar, May 2009.

Bankruptcy Law’s Effect on the Texas Construction Industry, San Antonio Construction News, August 2005 (co-author).

House Bills Affecting the Construction Industry, San Antonio Construction News, August 2005 (co-author).

General Contractor Warranties, San Antonio Construction News, September 2005 (coauthor).