Matt Andersen's practice focuses on commercial and business related litigation. He is admitted at all levels of state and federal courts in Washington and Idaho. He has appeared in matters in Montana, Oregon, Alaska, and California, as well as before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
He has extensive experience in disputed business transactions, construction claims, products liability and employment issues. Within those areas, Matt advises clients in numerous matters involving contracts, banking practices, municipal law, employment agreements, retaliatory firings, and discrimination.
Disputed Business Transactions: Represents clients in cases involving breach of contract, securities disputes, partnership and joint venture dissolutions, business negligence, lending relationships, foreclosures, and collections.
Construction Claims: Clients seek counsel on a variety of issues, including bid disputes, extra work claims, changes, delays, unforeseen conditions, changed conditions, and equitable adjustment claims.
Product Liability: Represents clients in cases involving defective products.
Contract and Employment Issues: Represents clients in cases involving business contracts, including employment claims and labor disputes, retaliatory firings, employment agreements, and discrimination issues.
A Principal in the firm, Matt joined Winston & Cashatt after serving three years as a prosecutor in the United States Army Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps. He is a frequent lecturer on business, banking, and employment issues, and taught UCC Article 2 at Gonzaga School of Law as an adjunct professor.
Before attending law school, Matt was employed as a research associate with Braddock, Dunn & MacDonald, a defense contractor, from 1971 to 1973.
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