Matthew J. Gardner

Matthew Gardner is a member of the firm’s construction, real estate, and public finance practice groups. Matt represents private and public project owners over the course of construction and development projects, beginning with property acquisition, zoning, contract negotiation and bidding, project management, surety and warranty claims and any resulting litigation concerning payment, delays or design or construction defects. Matt also represents contractors, subcontractors and suppliers on a variety of construction-related matters, including payment claims, preserving and enforcing lien rights and defending defect claims.

Matt is the past Chair of the Chicago Bar Association Construction Law and Mechanics Lien Subcommittee (2018-19), has testified before the General Assembly on construction-related matters, and a is member of the Illinois State Bar Association and Chicago Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Committee. Matt has also performed pro bono services representing clients through Chicago Volunteer Legal Services and Franciscan Outreach.

Recent Publications

 Recent Presentations

  • Foolproof Contract that Abide by State Laws, 2019 Illinois ASBO Annual Conference (May 2019)
  • Construction Purchasing & Bidding Common Problems & Solutions, Illinois ASBO (March 2019)
  • Construction Contracts: Boilerplate Language Landmines You May Not Know, NBI (February 2019)
  • The Anatomy of Mechanics Lien Claim: Preparing, Serving and Filing Notices and Claims, Illinois State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education (May 2018)
  • Lead Testing Update: Everything You Need to Know, Illinois ASBO Conference (May 2018)
  • Community College Funds – Lawful Expenditures and Practical Considerations, Spring ICCCFO Conference (April 2018)

Matthew J. Gardner

Education

  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, 2008
  • B.S., University of Utah, 2004

Admitted to Practice

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Utah 
  • Supreme Court of Wisconsin

Organizations

  • Chicago Bar Association

Matthew J. Gardner

Matthew J. Gardner

Partner, Chicago Office
ph: 312.332.7760
fax:312.332.7768
mgardner@robbins-schwartz.com

Matthew Gardner is a member of the firm’s construction, real estate, and public finance practice groups. Matt represents private and public project owners over the course of construction and development projects, beginning with property acquisition, zoning, contract negotiation and bidding, project management, surety and warranty claims and any resulting litigation concerning payment, delays or design or construction defects. Matt also represents contractors, subcontractors and suppliers on a variety of construction-related matters, including payment claims, preserving and enforcing lien rights and defending defect claims.

Matt is the past Chair of the Chicago Bar Association Construction Law and Mechanics Lien Subcommittee (2018-19), has testified before the General Assembly on construction-related matters, and a is member of the Illinois State Bar Association and Chicago Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Committee. Matt has also performed pro bono services representing clients through Chicago Volunteer Legal Services and Franciscan Outreach.

Recent Publications

 Recent Presentations

  • Foolproof Contract that Abide by State Laws, 2019 Illinois ASBO Annual Conference (May 2019)
  • Construction Purchasing & Bidding Common Problems & Solutions, Illinois ASBO (March 2019)
  • Construction Contracts: Boilerplate Language Landmines You May Not Know, NBI (February 2019)
  • The Anatomy of Mechanics Lien Claim: Preparing, Serving and Filing Notices and Claims, Illinois State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education (May 2018)
  • Lead Testing Update: Everything You Need to Know, Illinois ASBO Conference (May 2018)
  • Community College Funds – Lawful Expenditures and Practical Considerations, Spring ICCCFO Conference (April 2018)

Education

  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, 2008
  • B.S., University of Utah, 2004

Admitted to Practice

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Utah 
  • Supreme Court of Wisconsin

Organizations

  • Chicago Bar Association

Practice Areas