Matthew Meyers

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mmeyers@bplegal.com
Professional Experience

Matthew Meyers represents homeowners associations in complex construction defects against developers, contractors, and design professionals.

Matthew has extensive trial experience in state and federal courts representing homeowner associations and condominium associations in all aspects of complex litigation. Matthew 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.

Experience

  • $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

Memberships & Associations

Community Associations Institute ("CAI"), New Jersey, New Jersey Bar Association

Presentations and Articles

  • Co-Author, “The Grandview at Port ImperialCase: Employing the Consumer Fraud Act in Construction Defect Cases”, New Jersey State Bar Association Construction Law Section, Trenton, New Jersey (November 2017)

  •  Co-Presenter, “Construction Law in 2014: Handling the Construction Defect Case,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Brunswick, New Jersey (June 2014)

  • Author, “Courts Confirm that New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act is a Potentially Enormous Hammer," Community Trends Magazine, Community Associations Institute, New Jersey Chapter (January 2014)

  • Co-Presenter, “Construction Disputes: Effective (and Practical) Legal Strategies,” National Business Institute, Princeton, New Jersey (September 2013)

  • Co-Presenter, “Construction Law in 2012: Handling the Construction Defect Case,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Brunswick, New Jersey (June 2012)
  • Presenter, “Construction Defect Claims from the Plaintiff’s Perspective,” Owners & Developers Association, Atlanta, Georgia (2012)

  • Co-Presenter, “Handling Mold Claims in Construction Disputes,” 2012 CAI Law Seminar, Jamesburg, New Jersey (April 2011)