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George E. Pallas

Managing Partner   |   Philadelphia, Newark, New York
Managing Partner   |   Philadelphia, Newark, New York
215.564.1700
732.744.3375
gpallas@cohenseglias.com

GEORGE E. PALLAS is the Managing Partner and Treasurer of Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC. In his position as Managing Partner, he manages the operations of the Firm's nine offices and spearheads the Firm's plans for strategic growth. He is a partner in the Firm’s Construction Group as well as a Shareholder and member of the Board of Directors.

George acts as counsel to a wide range of construction clients that include general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers on both public and private projects. George has handled matters involving commercial, industrial, institutional and residential construction, heavy highway, water supply and treatment, solid hazardous waste, school and various other multi-prime projects.

For the past 25 years, George has handled cases at both the state and federal levels in a multitude of jurisdictions, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Delaware. He has argued cases at the state and federal appellate levels in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Recently, George has been appointed as a national neutral arbitrator by the American Arbitration Association.

George is a frequent speaker at various trade organizations on all aspects of construction litigation.

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Awards
  • George has achieved an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating for professional ethical standards and legal ability by Martindale-Hubbell. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings provides reviews of lawyers and law firms for consumers and professionals.
  • George was named to the The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 and 2014 in the field of Litigation - Construction (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC). Based on exhaustive peer-reviews, Best Lawyers is regarded as one of the most respected guides to legal excellence.
  • George has been selecetd to the Pennsylvania and New Jerseys Super Lawyers lists in the field of Construction Litigation every year since 2004 and 2005, repsectively. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to receive this honor.
  • In 2009, George was also named as a Super Lawyer in the Corporate Counsel Edition for Construction Law.

Areas of Practice

Construction

Education

Villanova University School of Law, J.D.
Franklin & Marshall College, B.A.

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania
New Jersey
New York

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin