Matt Mortazavi has 28 years of hands-on experience in general contracting, construction and project management, focusing particularly on construction risk management, forensic construction/engineering investigation, procurement and claim analysis, negotiation, delay claim preparation and defence, contract preparation and construction dispute resolutions by way of mediation, adjudication and arbitration.
He offers his expertise to law firms, owners (private and public sector), consultants and contractors in the areas of general contracting, construction and project management, construction litigation support consulting as well as construction dispute resolution. He has been offering his services since the 1990s. He has worked for a number of engineering consulting firms and a developer in the GTA. He has also worked in the Republic of Singapore where he was the project manager in charge of construction of the Singapore Civil Defence Academy Camp which until today is the largest in the world.
Matt holds a bachelor of applied science degree (B.A.Sc.) in civil engineering and a master of applied science degree (M.A.Sc.) in civil engineering with specialization in Construction and Project Management, both from the University of Waterloo. He also has a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in Global Business Law with concentration in construction from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law.
He is a licensed professional civil engineer in the Province of Ontario and Alberta. His practice and company, Mortazavi Construction Consulting Inc. are registered in both provinces and with their respective engineering regulatory bodies to practice engineering. The firm is a holder of Certificate of Authorization with PEO as well as holder of Permit to Practice with the APEGA.
Matt is a member of four (4) prominent dispute resolution bodies. He is a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Institute of Canada where he specialized in construction mediation as well being a chartered arbitrator with the institute.
Matt is a member of the Dispute Resolution Board (DRB) Foundation in United States of America and an accredited member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London, UK with specialization in Construction Adjudication. He is also Fellow at Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AIADR)
Matt is an adjunct professor at George Brown College, Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies. He has been teaching construction law and contracts since January 2013 and commenced teaching Construction Business Management course in September 2017 to the building renovation trade students on an as required basis
Matt has given seminars on construction law and contracts to a number of government organizations such as the County of Simcoe, Limestone District School Boards, Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board, Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic School Board and City of Hamilton. He gave a seminar on Strategies in Managing Construction Risks from owner perspective at the 69th Annual Operations Maintenance & Construction Workshop on July 6, 2017 in Ottawa organized by OASBO (Ontario Association of School Business Officials).
In addition to his business practice and academic involvement, Matt is a member of the Board of Directors at the Toronto French School – Canada’s International School and Chairperson of the Sustainability and Property committee of the school. He is an honorary member and advisor to the Korean Canadian Business Association of North Toronto.