Law Jobs – Being A Construction Lawyer Law jobs related to real estate come in a variety of shapes and sizes. One of those is being a construction lawyer. Construction lawyers are involved in the day-to-day of construction projects, according to construction lawyer Matt DeVries of Stites & Harbison in Nashville. Matt tells us all about these types of lawyers in this interview with JDCOT host Marc Luber.

Being a construction lawyer, Matt represents mostly contractors. He says the disputes he works on could be anything on the front end from construction financing, getting building permits, and working with a local regulatory agency on environmental issues to drafting the contract documents that go between the owner, the architect, the bank, and the contractor. Then there are the matters that occur during projects when things go wrong.

Whether you’re in law school, considering whether you should go to law school or wondering what to do with a law degree, check out what Matt has to say about these careers for lawyers. He tells us what a construction lawyer does and explains how he has both a litigation and a transactional career. In the full interview at JD Careers Out There, Matt explains a typical day for these types of lawyers, what skills and personality types best fit this path, how to break in and how to succeed.

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