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Clark Hill Attorney Matthew T. Smith to Present “Pay Me: Construction Lien, Builders Trust and Bond Claims"

February 1, 2010



Clark Hill attorney Matthew T. Smith will present “Pay Me: Construction Lien, Builders Trust and Bond Claims” on Friday, February 12, 2010 from 9 AM – 12 PM at Michigan Temperature Supply’s Grand Rapids branch.

Mr. Smith will provide an overview of good contracting practices, discuss construction liens, payment bond claim on public projects, builders trust fund liability and how to triple your money on a dishonored NSF check.

Contact your local Michigan Temperature Supply Representative for additional information, question and registration.

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




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




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



.  He returned to


in 1999 to practice creditors’ rights law, construction litigation, real estate and corporations’ law, while also working for the U.S. Marine Reserves.

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