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Matt Pierce Joins Suntec as General Counsel

Suntec Concrete, the largest commercial concrete contractor in the Southwest, is pleased to welcome Matthew J. Pierce, Esq. to the Suntec team as the firm’s General Counsel.

As General Counsel, Pierce will advise Suntec’s management and board and manage all legal and risk-management matters, including litigation, contracts, labor and employment, insurance claims, real estate, regulatory and corporate compliance, and intellectual property.

“We are excited that Matt has joined us to fill this important role," said Suntec President Derek Wright. "His diverse experience in the construction industry, educational influence at Arizona State University and his real estate development background complement the needs of Suntec today and into the future. Matt’s leadership and influencing style are great additions to the future of Suntec and we a grateful to have him with us.”

Pierce has an extensive legal background in construction and real estate development and will guide Suntec's legal planning. His 16 years of law experience with the Phoenix law firm of Warner Angle Hallam Jackson & Formanek focused on construction law and real estate development. His law experience includes assisting contractors, subcontractors, designers and project owners in a wide variety of issues, including contract drafting and reviewing, mechanic's liens, bonding and insurance, delays, non-payment, public proposals, infrastructure finance, warranty and negligence claims, and licensing. Pierce has handled construction matters from minor payment and warranty disputes to closing a billion-dollar plus public infrastructure deal.

“I’m thrilled and honored to work shoulder-to-shoulder with the remarkable leadership team at Suntec,” Pierce said. “Throughout my law career I’ve been impressed with Suntec’s workmanship and the reputations of people like Jerry (Barnier) and Derek (Wright), and I look forward to contributing toward shaping the built environment wherever Suntec goes.”

In addition to acting as General Counsel, Pierce serves as a faculty associate at Arizona State University, teaching construction contract administration. Pierce earned a B.S. in Accountancy from the W.P. Carey School of Business, as well as his Juris Doctorate from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. As a law student, Pierce clerked for former federal district court Chief Judge Stephen M. McNamee.