Matt Mortazavi has 28 years of hands on experience in general contracting, construction and project management and, in particularly in construction risk management, forensic construction/engineering investigation, procurement and claim analysis, negotiation, contract preparation and construction dispute resolutions.
He offers his expertise to Law firms, Owners (private and public sector), Consultants and Contractors in the areas of general contracting, construction and project management, construction litigation support consulting as well as Construction Dispute Resolution.
Mortazavi holds a bachelor of applied science degree (B.A.Sc.) in civil engineering and a master’s degree in applied science (M.A.Sc.) in civil engineering with specialization in Construction and Project Management, both from the University of Waterloo. He also has a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in Global Business Law with concentration in construction from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law.
He is a licensed professional civil engineer in the Province of Ontario as well as in Province of Alberta. His practice and the firm, Mortazavi Construction Consulting Inc. are registered with both provinces and with their engineering regulatory bodies to practice engineering. The firm is holder of Certificate of Authorization with PEO as well as holder of Permit to Practice with APEGA.
Mortazavi is member of three (3) prominent dispute resolution bodies. He is member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Institute of Ontario and Canada where he is specialized in construction mediation as well as in process of achieving the designation of Qualified Arbitrator – Q.Arb.
Mortazavi is member of the Dispute Resolution Board (DRB) Foundation in United States of America and member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London, UK with specialization in Construction Adjudication.
Mr. Mortazavi is an adjunct professor at the Angelo Del Zotto School of Engineering Technologist and Construction Engineering at George Brown College since 2013. He teaches construction law and contracts to the engineering students.
Mr. Mortazavi has given seminars on construction law and contracts to a number of government organizations such as the County of Simcoe, Limestone District School Boards, Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board and to Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic School Board.
In addition to his business practice and academic involvement, Mortazavi is a member of Technion Canada (Generation Next) – Israel Institute of Technology and he seats on the committee of the Property and Sustainability at the Toronto French School – Canada’s International School. He is member of Shriners International and Rameses Shriners in Toronto devoting his spare time for the support of the Shriners Children Hospital.