Attorney Matthew T. Smith to Speak at the West Michigan Chapter of Air Conditioning Contractors of America
Mr. Smith will address the issues of construction liens and surety claims. The speaking engagement will be held Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at the Radisson Hotel in Grand Rapids, MI. Dinner will begin at 7 PM with Mr. Smith’s presentation to follow at 8 PM.
Matthew T. Smith is a member of Clark Hill’s Litigation Practice Group, and specializes in commercial and construction related matters. Mr. Smith is experienced in bankruptcy, creditor’s rights, real estate and civil litigation.
Mr. Smith received a B.A. degree in Financial Administration from Michigan State University in 1991, where he was an athlete and received several scholarships and awards.
Mr. Smith joined the United States Marine Corps in 1993 and has achieved the rank of Major. After receiving his law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 1994, he practiced bankruptcy, real estate and corporations’ law. In 1995, he returned to active duty for the Marines and attended Naval Justice School in 1996, receiving certification as a Judge Advocate of the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Smith served as government counsel, defense counsel, and as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Marine Corps’ Office of the Staff Judge Advocate in San Diego, California. He returned to Michigan in 1999 to practice creditors’ rights law, construction litigation, real estate and corporations’ law, while also working for the U.S. Marine Reserves.