Matthew Meyers serves as Chair of Becker’s New Jersey Construction Practice. He focuses his practice on representing homeowners associations in complex construction defects against developers, contractors, and design professionals. He has extensive trial experience in state and federal courts representing homeowner associations and condominium associations in all aspects of complex litigation and also counsels his clients through arbitration, mediations and appeals.
Matthew frequently lectures on construction defect litigation issues to organizations including the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE), the Associations of Owners and Developers, the National Business Institute (NBI) and the Community Associations Institute – New Jersey Chapter.
Matthew has obtained nearly $75 million dollars in claims on behalf of several condominium associations over the last five years (See njconstructiondefectlaw.com).
- Multi-million-dollar settlement for a condominium in New Jersey, located on the Hudson Waterfront, that experienced excessive settlement and other construction defects due to improperly designed and constructed site and building components. The matter settled shortly after the Court awarded the condominium association summary judgment on its claims of piercing the corporate veil, finding that the developer’s parent entity would be liable for any amounts that may be entered against the developer at trial.
- $20 million dollar verdict. The jury awarded $3 million dollars against K Hovnanian as the developer and general contractor of Grandview I Condominium Association in West New York, New Jersey. The amount was then trebled under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act to $ 9 million dollars. The Jury also awarded $ 13 million dollars against design professionals that performed services on the project.
- $30 million dollar settlement for a condominium association along the New Jersey waterfront that experienced excessive settlement due to improperly prepared soils. The Association also experienced water infiltration due to improperly installed roofs, balconies, vinyl, brick, windows and doors. The exact amount of settlements received to date is confidential.
- $13 million dollar settlement on eve of trial for a condominium association along the New Jersey waterfront that experienced excessive settlement and water infiltration due to improperly installed roofs, balconies, brick, windows and doors. The exact amount of settlements received to date is confidential.
- $6 million settlement for a condominium association shortly before trial. The litigation involved massive structural damage, mold, and insect infestation resulting from water infiltration due to improperly installed EIFS, brick, vinyl, roofs and windows.
- $7 million mediation settlement for a condominium association experiencing roofing, stucco, balcony, and landscaping issues.
- New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2012 – present
PROFESSIONAL / COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
- Community Associations Institute (“CAI”), New Jersey, New Jersey Bar Association