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 disputes, as well as various commercial litigation matters. 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, Southern District of Texas

Representative Experience

  • 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 hundreds of bench trials and numerous 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
    • Moot Court
    • Inns of Court
    • Articles Editor, Texas Journal of Business Law
  • The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
    • B.A. – 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association, Real Estate Section
  • Houston Bar Association, Construction Law Section
  • American Bar Association
  • Houston Apartment Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association

Speeches and Publications

  • “Leasing 101,” Houston Apartment Association, 2018
  • “Certified Apartment Manager Legal Responsibility,” Houston Apartment Association Seminar, 2017
  • “Leasing 101,” Houston Apartment Association, 2017
  • “Leasing 101,” Houston Apartment Association, 2016