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Matthew Jane mjane@psedlaw.com

Matthew Jane


Practice Areas

Litigation
Real Estate
Business

Matthew T. Jane focuses his practice in commercial litigation, construction law and real estate matters. Mr. Jane has extensive experience handling complex and sophisticated litigation involving a wide array of business, construction and real estate disputes. He has expertise handling payment and construction lien issues, claims for delays and defective construction, design and engineering errors and omissions, land use and zoning matters, and condemnation/eminent domain cases. His successful litigation matters include representing a municipal school district in a complex, multi-party court litigation and arbitration involving defects in the construction of the district’s flagship high school. The district recovered $7 million dollars between the arbitration award and settlements and completely prevailed on all disputed counterclaims (totaling $1.2 million dollars). He also successfully represented an owner in a construction arbitration involving a $35 million-dollar delay claim arising out of allegedly defective plans and specifications and an $83 million dollar claim for alleged lost profits and lost business value. Mr. Jane also negotiates and prepares business and construction contracts for his clients.

Prior to joining PSED, Mr. Jane worked in Ann Arbor as a member at a major Detroit based firm and served on the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. Most recently, he was a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan representing the Michigan Department of Transportation in numerous condemnation cases relating to the Gordie Howe Bridge, a $4.5 billion international bridge being constructed between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. 

Areas of Practice

  • General Civil Litigation 
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Real Estate
  • Condemnation/Eminent Domain

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • State Bar of Michigan, Real Property Law Section - Member
  • State Bar of Michigan, Litigation Section – Member
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association – Member

Awards and Recognition:

  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rating
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • Top Lawyer in DBusiness magazine
  • Pro Bono Recognition, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • Preeminent Young Lawyer Award, Washtenaw County Bar Association 

Representative Cases:

  • Liss v. Lewiston-Richards, Inc., 478 Mich. 203; 732 N.W.2d 514 (2007).

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2000 J.D.
    Honors: Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1996 B.A., With Distinction

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