Corporate Law is the practice area of lawyers who advise corporations and their officers, directors and controlling shareholders with respect to the formation, governance and day-to-day legal problems of such entities. Lewis practices primarily in Corporate Law and Commercial Litigation, helping business owners and managers negotiate both transactions and disputes. He is licensed to practice law in both Indiana and Michigan.
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After working for an insurance defense firm in the 1990s, Mr. Hjortsberg joined Bowie & Jensen in 2000 as a litigation associate. One of his first cases at Bowie & Jensen was a case regarding a large mechanics lien that involved the Marriott located in Harbor East, which was one of the first buildings to go up in Baltimore’s premiere neighborhood.
Since then, he has devoted much of his time towards developing Bowie & Jensen’s construction law practice. He represents a wide range of subcontractors, architects, engineers, general contractors and owners involving claims of delay, inefficiencies, defective workmanship and other contract disputes. His projects range from local private developments to major governmental and commercial facilities.
Mr. Hjortsberg has been named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Attorneys by Baltimore Magazine’s Super Lawyers publication, and he has been selected for inclusion in the “Best Lawyers in America” list for construction law. In addition, he recently received his mediation certification and has begun mediating construction and business disputes throughout Maryland.
Mr. Hjortsberg formally took over as Chair-Elect on July 1, 2015, and he will become the Section Chair on July 1, 2016.
Read Matthew Hjortsberg’s full biography here.