Matthew S. Cire

Matthew S. Cire

Associate

Houston Construction and Real Estate Attorney - Matthew S. Cire

Matthew Cire’s practice focuses primarily on real estate and construction matters, as well as various commercial litigation issues. In his real estate practice, Matthew has handled numerous cases involving landlord-tenant disputes, quality assurance and fair housing claims for owners, property managers and developers. In the construction context, he has represented general contractors, subcontractors, owners, developers and suppliers in cases involving performance and payment bonds, breach of contract disputes, and collections matters through litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

Prior to joining Andrews Myers, Matthew practiced commercial litigation with a boutique business litigation firm in Houston, Texas.  Matthew also served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Lynn N. Hughes in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Commercial
  • Real Estate
  • Construction

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas

Representative Experience

  • Successfully defended real estate developer against engineering firm’s constitutional lien claim, resulting in court awarded motion to dismiss, compensation of attorneys’ fees and removal of the lien
  • Represented national multifamily management company in a lawsuit involving various breach of contract violations, which resulted in a unanimous jury verdict
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of purchaser of a multifamily apartment complex community in a lawsuit involving seller’s refusal to pay ad valorem taxes
  • Defended national multifamily owners and management companies against a non-profit in several disputes filed before the Texas Workforce Commission, which resulted in dismissal of all complaints after successfully arguing non-profit lacked standing
  • Successfully represented national multifamily management company in an administrative action against a city water utility for reimbursement of improper overcharges for water usage
  • Successfully represented national owners and management companies in bench trials and jury trials across Texas involving residential and commercial disputes
  • Defended national owners and management companies in numerous residential and commercial lawsuits involving breach of contract claims, business related tort claims, DTPA claims and discrimination lawsuits
  • Represented local construction company in Texas state court involving breach of contract claims and construction defect claims
  • Represented utility subcontractor in settlement of claims against homebuilder for unpaid fees in connection with the installation of residential drainage and utility systems

Education

  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. – 2014
    • Officer, South Texas Board of Advocates
    • Articles Editor, Texas Journal of Business Law
  • The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
    • B.A. – 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), Houston Chapter
  • Houston Apartment Association
  • National Apartment Association
  • Houston Business Realty Coalition
  • Urban Land Institute
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association, Real Estate Section
  • Houston Bar Association, Construction Law Section
  • American Bar Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association

Speeches and Publications

  • Understanding Mineral Liens,” AM Monthly Law Alert, October 2019
  • “Texas Lien Law & Collections,” North Texas Roofing Contractors Association, Dallas, Texas, October 2019
  • Mock Trial educational seminar, Associated Builders and Contractors Leadership Forum, April 2019
  • (Contributing Author) Recent Court Opinions Concerning Construction Law, The Change Order, State Bar of Texas Construction Law Section, March 2019
  • “Leasing 101,” Houston Apartment Association, 2016-2018
  • “Certified Apartment Manager Legal Responsibility,” Houston Apartment Association Seminar, 2017
  • Mock Trial educational seminar, Houston Apartment Association, 2017

Professional Recognition

  • Voted a “Texas Rising Star,” as presented by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Business, in Texas Monthly, 2020
  • Recognized as a “Top Lawyer” by Houstonia magazine, January 2020

 

Pro Bono Activities

St. Francis Episcopal Day School Alumni Board Member