Matthew Pearson

Four Best Practices for Negotiating a Construction Contract

When you begin negotiating with design professionals and contractors on a construction project, there are several pitfalls you should avoid. Here are four important issues to keep in mind: 1. Avoid arbitration provisions. “Don’t enter into a contract that contains an arbitration clause for dispute resolution,” advises Pearson Legal, P.C. founder Matthew R. Pearson. “Arbitration is promoted b...
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May It Please the Camera

By Cara Salvatore Law360 (June 29, 2020, 3:41 PM EDT) — As masses of legal work shift online, trial lawyers are turning on their webcams and realizing their old courtroom skills are no longer enough. But recent remote proceedings are already showing that online trials can actually work — with the right considerations. Latham & Watkins LLP associate Corey Calabrese was one of the first la...
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Pearson Legal Participates in First Summary Jury Trial Via Zoom

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many changes have been made in the way people are conducting business, and that includes the legal profession. Matthew Pearson, of Pearson Legal P.C., participated in the first-ever civil summary jury trial over Zoom on Monday, May 18. It was an experiment to get the civil judicial system up and running after being shut down by the pandemic. The one-day civil...
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Planning for a Successful Commercial Construction Project

Are you developing a public or private commercial property? The most essential part of the development process is to be absolutely certain that the contract you enter into with any design professionals or contractors includes provisions to protect you from liability or financial impact in the unlikely event of design or construction defects. What are some common defects? Architectural and eng...
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