Matthew R. Johnson

New Hampshire

Devine, Millimet & Branch
111 Amherst Street
Manchester, NH 03101
United States

Tel: (603) 695-8727


Most of my work is with clients in all phases of construction projects. I help with reviewing, editing and finalizing construction contracts for public and private owners, general contractors, construction managers, and subcontractors.  I assist these same groups during the projects if disputes arise.  Finally, I represent parties seeking payment on projects through mechanic’s lien and bond claims and I represent parties bringing or defending against defective construction or breach of contract claims.  Even if one or more parties files for bankruptcy, I can assist in that process as well.

I believe strongly in being an active member of the community. I am the 2021 Chair of the Associated Builders and Contractors NH/VT Chapter and a member of the AGC of NH legislative affairs committee. I also chair the Manchester City Library Foundation and volunteer my time for the New Hampshire Veteran’s Cemetery. Also outside of work, I enjoy tennis, skiing, and cooking.

Representative Matters:
  • Negotiated comprehensive resolution of a zoning dispute between an airport and a municipality
  • Negotiated construction contract for multi-million dollar municipal project
  • Defended local construction company against lawsuit by multi-national trucking company
  • Won trial court victory for general contractor over defective field conditions
  • Regularly represent national insulation contractor in New Hampshire
  • Secured payment for contractor creditor in large bankruptcy reorganization
  • Outside general counsel to modular construction contractor

Our experienced construction and land use law team works with developers, public and private owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, architects, engineers, lenders and insurers.

We assist in all phases of the project from approvals and development to contract drafting and pre-construction activities through project close-out and warranty claims. We provide practical solutions and work hard to help avoid litigation. Our team works equally hard to help you win the litigation if that becomes necessary.

Working from our historic headquarters building in Manchester, New Hampshire, and our satellite offices in Concord and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, we serve individuals, businesses, and nonprofits in the areas of business & commercial litigation, construction litigation, criminal law, employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), divorce & domestic relations, employment consulting and litigation, healthcare, insurance defense, intellectual property litigation, medical & professional malpractice, personal injury, probate litigation, real estate, ski defense litigation, tax, utilities, bankruptcy and collections work, estate planning, and all aspects of corporate law, including finance and business formation and mergers and acquisitions.