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    Timothy A. Furin Named a Vice Chair of the Contract Claims and Disputes Resolution Committee of the ABA’s Public Contract Law Section
    September 4, 2018

    Cohen Seglias Partner Timothy A. Furin was named a Vice Chair of the Contract Claims and Disputes Resolution Committee of the American Bar Association’s Public Contract Law Section. Tim was first nominated to this position on September 1, 2016, ...

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    30th Anniversary Celebration Benefiting The Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City Region
    August 22, 2018

    To commemorate Cohen Seglias’ 30th Anniversary, we are hosting a series of events benefiting charities in our communities. On Tuesday, August 21, the Harrisburg office celebrated at FNB Field. Despite the rained out Senators game, friends of the ...

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    2018 Philadelphia Heart Walk
    August 20, 2018

    For the third year in a row, Cohen Seglias is participating in the Philadelphia Heart Walk. On October 27th, friends and family are welcome to join our team at Citizens Bank Park. The Firm’s goal is to raise money to support the American ...

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    Seven Cohen Seglias Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019
    August 15, 2018

    We are pleased to announce that seven Cohen Seglias attorneys are included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Lawyers are selected for inclusion based on an exhaustive peer-review process. Roy Cohen, Litigation – ...

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    An Overview of the Judgment Fund and How Its Availability Can Impact a Contracting Officer’s Decision to Settle a Claim
    August 3, 2018

    This article was prepared as course material for the American Bar Association Section of Public Contract Law Annual Meeting. I. Introduction The Judgment Fund was established by Congress in 1956 to alleviate the need for specific legislation ...

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    NJ Tennis Center Score $5M Construction Defect Verdict
    July 10, 2018 / Law360

    Law360 published an article about Michael F. McKenna and Anthony J. Tavormina’s representation of Randolph Tennis Center and Grand Slam Tennis in a large jury verdict. By: Matthew Guarnaccia A New Jersey jury has found three companies ...

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    Construction in Brief: 2018 Volume 2
    July 1, 2018

    In this issue, you will learn valuable information regarding performance specifications, as well as for subcontractors on federal projects in Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

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    Ex-JAG Lawyer Joins Cohen Seglias in Philadelphia
    June 22, 2018 / Law360

    Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC, which represents government contractors, corporate clients, midsize privately held businesses and construction companies, has added a former acquisition law specialist from the U.S. Army Judge Advocate ...

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    Timothy Furin Joins Cohen Seglias Government Contracting Group
    June 20, 2018

    Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC, a law firm representing government contractors, corporate clients, midsized privately held businesses and construction-related companies, has announced that Timothy Furin has joined the firm as ...

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    New Jersey Jury Awards Randolph Tennis Center and Grand Slam Tennis $4.9 Million Verdict in Construction Trial, Finding Negligence
    June 13, 2018

    Cohen Seglias Partner Michael F. McKenna and Associate Anthony J. Tavormina Represented Randolph Tennis Center and Grand Slam Tennis in large jury verdict. Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC, a law firm representing corporate clients, ...

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    Condo Co-Op Help Line: Soil Erosion or Not? How to Protect Your Property from Undermining
    June 1, 2018 / Mann Report: Management

    With the most recent development boom and the inexplicable omission of the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) to ensure the safety of adjacent buildings from undermining by developers, it now falls to property owners to understand how to ...

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    Condo Co-op Help Line: Complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act
    June 1, 2018 / Mann Report Management

    For nearly 30 years, New York City property owners have been coping with the so called “drive by ADA violation” litigation. These cases are less about correcting ADA violations or improving handicapped accessibility than generating attorney fees ...

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    Cohen Seglias Expands New Jersey Presence with Two New Construction Attorneys
    May 21, 2018

    Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC has announced the hires of Michael F. McKenna and Anthony J. Tavormina as attorneys in the firm’s Newark office. McKenna is a Partner and Tavormina is an Associate, both in the firm’s Construction ...

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    Cohen Seglias Attorneys Selected To The 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List
    May 17, 2018

    We are pleased to announce that ten Cohen Seglias attorneys were selected to this year’s Super Lawyers list and ten others were selected to the Rising Stars list. The Super Lawyers list recognizes no more than 5 percent of attorneys in each state ...

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    Repeat Offenders: When Scientific Fraudsters Slip Through the Cracks
    May 14, 2018 / Undark and Retraction Watch

    Cohen Seglias partner Paul Thaler is quoted in the collaboration piece between Undark and Retraction Watch. This story is a product of a collaboration between Undark and Retraction Watch. Sometime after 2010 — he isn’t exactly sure when — ...

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    Managing Risk in a Boom Market
    May 1, 2018 / Breaking Ground

    Cohen Seglias partner Lisa Wampler is quoted in the Breaking Ground article, “Managing Risk in a Boom Market”. Lisa gave advice for contractors on how to handle the 2018-2020 market boom for construction in Western PA. By: Jeff ...

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    Additional Insured Provisions, Traps and Pitfalls
    May 1, 2018 / The Contractor's Compass

    Many, if not all, construction subcontracts contain a provision requiring the subcontractor to name the general contractor, owner, and others as “additional insureds” on the subcontractor’s liability insurance policies. Contractors include ...

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    2018 Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia Building HOPE Luncheon
    May 1, 2018

    On May 1, Cohen Seglias joined Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia at their annual Building HOPE Luncheon as a Block Builder sponsor. Cohen Seglias is committed to Habitat’s mission of creating safe, sust ainable, and affordable housing ...

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    Cohen Seglias Ranked in Chambers USA 2018
    May 1, 2018

    We are pleased to announce that Cohen Seglias is recognized in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, the preeminent legal ranking of attorneys and law firms. We could not have done it without our clients. When ...

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    Changes on the Horizon: SBA and VA Overhaul VOSB/ SDVOSB Eligibility Requirements
    May 1, 2018 / APTAC Connection

    Attention all PTAC Counselors: Veteran-owned business eligibility requirements are about to change. In January of this year, both the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued proposed rules that would ...

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    Corporate Counsel’s Insider Guide to the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office
    April 25, 2018 / The Legal Intelligencer

    Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro took the helm of the Attorney General’s Office (OAG) in January 2017. Since his election, the OAG has been extremely active in conducting investigations and filing lawsuits in matters affecting a ...

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    Institutional Research Misconduct Reports Need More Credibility
    April 3, 2018 / Journal of the American Medical Association

    In December 2017, Paul Thaler sat on a panel concerning the area of scientific misconduct investigations for the ORI conference. A paper resulted from the panel’s efforts and is published in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). ...

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    Condo Co-Op Help Line: Maintenance Policies
    April 1, 2018 / Mann Report Management

    Whether implicit or explicit, every cooperative and condominium board has certain maintenance policies. Some, such as the policy that tenants or unit owners are responsible for their own decorating and upgrades, are similar from building to ...

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    It’s Finally Here: Federal Appeals Court Decision Upholds ACA-Led Challenge to FCC’s July 2015 TCPA Ruling
    March 20, 2018

    Perhaps good things really do come to those who wait. Ending eighteen months of anticipation, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued its ruling on the challenge to the FCC’s July 2015 Declaratory Ruling and Order (the ...

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    District Judge Mark Wilson to be Mentored to Resolve Conduct Complaints
    March 20, 2018 / Observer-Reporter

    Cohen Seglias Partner Chris Carusone was quoted in the Observer – Reporter article, “District Judge Mark Wilson to be Mentored to Resolve Conduct Complaints,” in regard to his representation of the judge. District Judge Mark Wilson ...

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    Condo Co-Op Help Line: Home Improvement Contracts Revisited
    March 1, 2018 / Mann Report Management

    When condominium unit owners or cooperative shareholders opt to have renovations or other construction work performed in apartments, the salesmen and contractors must have home improvement licenses issued by the New York City Department of Consumer ...

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    Attorney Ethical Duties in E-Discovery: It’s Important to Stay Current
    February 26, 2018 / The Legal Intelligencer

    Attorneys are bound by developing ethical rules and duties relating to e-discovery. These rules and duties deserve emphasis because courts, and clients, are increasingly concerned about the manner in which attorneys conduct discovery and, ...

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    PNAS asks D.C. court to dismiss $10 million defamation lawsuit
    February 23, 2018 / Retraction Watch

    Paul Thaler is quoted in the Retraction Watch article “PNAS asks D.C. court to dismiss $10 million defamation lawsuit,” in his capacity as counsel for Mark Jacobson. WASHINGTON, DC — Lawyers for the National Academy of Sciences have ...

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    Scientific Row over Renewables Leads to Free Speech Legal Fight
    February 15, 2018 / Earth & Space Science News

    Cohen Seglias partner Paul Thaler is quoted in the Earth & Space Science News article, ” Scientific Row over Renewables Leads to Free Speech Legal Fight”, in regards to his representation of  Mark Z. Jacobson. After a leading ...

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    Construction in Brief: 2018 Volume 1
    February 1, 2018

    In this issue, you will learn some useful strategies for buying and selling construction materials and receive an update on the Pennsylvania Construction Notices Directory.

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    What In-House Counsel Must Know About the Revised Corporate Enforcement Policy
    January 2, 2018 / The Legal Intelligencer

    On Nov. 29, 2017, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced a revised Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Corporate Enforcement Policy. The new policy contains a clear roadmap for avoiding corporate criminal liability that corporate counsel ...

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    Will the Trump Administration’s attempts at environmental deregulation mean anything in Pennsylvania?
    January 1, 2018 / Catalyst Magazine

    The answer to this question depends on the outcome of next year’s gubernatorial election. Upon taking office, President Donald Trump issued two executive orders designed to implement what his former chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon described ...

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    Condo Co-Op Help Line: Preparing for Climate Resiliency Design Guidelines in New York City
    January 1, 2018 / Catalyst Magazine

    The answer to this question depends on the outcome of next year’s gubernatorial election. Upon taking office, President Donald Trump issued two executive orders designed to implement what his former chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon described ...

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    Condo Co-Op Help Line: Preparing for Climate Resiliency Design Guidelines in New York City
    January 1, 2018 / Mann Report Management

    The United States may have withdrawn from the Paris Climate Accord, but the issues of climate change remain topical. Indeed, New York State and New York City are among the U.S. jurisdictions that are working within the Paris framework, the U.S. ...

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    New IRS Partnership Audit Rules Take Effect Jan 1: What You Need to Know
    December 21, 2017

    On January 1, 2018, the rules and procedures relating to IRS audits of partnerships, including those limited liability companies taxed as partnerships, (for purposes here, collectively, the “Partnerships”) will change. The Bipartisan Budget Act ...

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    How to Form a Productive Partnership While Safeguarding your Interests and Protecting your Small Business Eligibility
    December 17, 2017 / Building Entrepreneur

    In today’s Federal contracting market, a growing number of government contracts are set-aside for various types of small businesses. It’s no surprise that, in this highly competitive environment, cooperative contractor relationships – ...

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    Avoiding the Common Pitfalls of Teaming
    December 16, 2017 / Building Entrepreneur

    Teaming is one of the hottest topics in Federal contracting – and for good reason. Whether you are a small business looking to expand your capabilities, or a large business looking for access to set-aside contracts, teaming can greatly expand your ...

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    Tips for Safeguarding Your Small-Business Program Eligibility
    December 15, 2017 / Building Entrepreneur

    It’s no surprise that in today’s market, with a growing number of Federal government contracts set-aside for various types of small businesses, teaming relationships are increasingly popular. Large contractors like teaming because it provides ...

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    Teaming vs. Joint Venturing
    December 15, 2017 / Building Entrepreneur

    In today’s Federal contracting market, a growing number of government contracts are set-aside for various types of small businesses. It’s no surprise that, in this highly competitive environment, cooperative contractor relationships – ...

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    Critical Changes in Small Business Regulations
    December 15, 2017 / APTAC Connection

    Maria Panichelli and Ed DeLisle presented this information as a breakout session at APTAC’s 2017 Fall Training Conference. APTAC is grateful for their willingness to submit it as an article, so that our entire membership can benefit. In 2016, the ...

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    2017 Holiday Toy Drive
    December 1, 2017

    Cohen Seglias is proud to continue our tradition of supporting worthy causes during the 2017 holiday season. Each year the Firm brings holiday joy to less fortunate children locally and nationally through our annual toy drive. Toy donations and ...

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    Cohen Seglias Ranked by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” Philadelphia Metropolitan List
    December 1, 2017

    We are pleased to announce that U.S. News – Best Lawyers® ranked the Firm to the 2018 “Best Law Firms” Philadelphia Metropolitan list. Cohen Seglias received Tier 1 recognition in Construction Law and Litigation – Construction, Tier 2 ...

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    Cheryl Santaniello Joins Cohen Seglias in Wilmington
    November 16, 2017

    New hire strengthens the Firm’s Business Transactions and Real Estate Practices Philadelphia, PA – November 16, 2017 – Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC, a law firm that represents corporate clients, midsized privately held ...

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    Marian Kornilowicz Re-Elected as Vice President of the Jagiellonian Law Society
    November 14, 2017

    Philadelphia, PA – November 14, 2017 – Cohen Seglias partner Marian A. Kornilowicz has been re-elected as vice president of the Jagiellonian Law Society. Mr. Kornilowicz is Chair of Cohen Seglias’ Business Transactions and Real Estate ...

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    Construction In Brief: 2017 Volume 4
    November 1, 2017

    In this issue, we cover the complex drone regulations contractors face and invite you to learn more about the Buy American Act and how it affects your construction projects.

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    2017 Philadelphia Heart Walk
    October 1, 2017

    For the second year in a row, Cohen Seglias is participating in the Philadelphia Heart Walk. On November 4th, friends and family are welcome to join our team at Citizens Bank Park. The Firm’s goal is to raise money to support the American ...

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    Crane Damages, Even Reduced, Still Could Be a ‘Game-Changer’
    September 13, 2017 / New York Law Journal

    Partner Carol Sigmond was quoted in the September 13, 2017 New York Law Journal article “Crane Damages, Even Reduced, Still Could Be a ‘Game-Changer’.” The full article is available on the New York Law ...

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    ‘The Key to Not Getting Sued’ and Other Tales from a Foremost
    September 12, 2017 / Report on Research Compliance

    Cohen Seglias partner Paul Thaler was interviewed at the Office of Research Integrity 2017 Conference by Report on Research Compliance. Their piece on him, “‘The Key to Not Getting Sued’ and Other Tales from a Foremost Misconduct ...

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    A New Decade Dawns for AIA Contracts
    August 22, 2017 / The Legal Intelligencer

    For the construction law bar, the ubiquitous and widespread use of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) contracts by public entities, developers, owners, contractors and architects all but assures their continued presence in ...

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    Cohen Seglias Attorneys Named to 2018 Best Lawyers® in America List
    August 15, 2017

    We are pleased to announce that five Cohen Seglias attorneys have been included in the 2018 Edition of Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, in four practice areas: Ed ...

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    What Every Contractor Needs to Know About Withdrawal Liability
    August 14, 2017 / Utility and Transportation Contractor Association's Magazine

    If you are a union contractor, you are probably making contributions into one or more union pension funds every month. These pension funds, known as multi-employer pension plans (MEPs), rely on a number of employers paying their share toward a ...

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    Condo Co-Op Help Line: Lease Appurtenances
    August 1, 2017 / Mann Report Management

    From time to time, cooperative and condominium boards have issues with commercial tenants over lease appurtenances. Often this issue arises in conjunction with disputes among the cooperative or condominium board and the commercial unit owner and its ...

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    Five Tips for Successfully Drafting Pa. Legislation
    August 1, 2017 / The Legal Intelligencer

    I have never met an attorney who did not believe that he was perfectly capable of drafting legislation. This confidence may come from a mastery of the case law governing the subject matter of the ­proposed legislation. Or perhaps it derives from ...

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    Construction In Brief: 2017 Volume 3
    August 1, 2017

    We are excited to introduce our new Business Transactions Partner, Cheryl Santaniello. In the Wilmington Office Q&A, learn about the experience she offers the Firm’s clients.

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    Updated: Why would a university pay a scientist found guilty of misconduct to leave?
    July 31, 2017 / Science

    Cohen Seglias partner Paul Thaler weighed in on the “honest error” defense for researchers involved in misconduct proceedings for the Science article, “Why would a university pay a scientist found guilty of misconduct to ...

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    The Buy American Act: Are You Compliant?
    July 15, 2017 / Breaking Ground Magazine

    The federal government has a long-standing pref­erence for incorporating domestic materials and products into public construction projects. While a number of statutes and regulations promote this policy, the Buy American Act of 1933 (BAA) is the ...

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    Towns in quandary over Christie order on road construction
    July 8, 2017 / Delaware Online

    Cohen Seglias Managing Partner, George Pallas, was quoted in the Delaware Online article, “Towns in quandary over Christie order on road construction.” As road construction crews across New Jersey prepared to leave work Friday – ...

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    Pittsburgh Office 2017 Habitat Build Day
    July 1, 2017

    On July 13th, the Cohen Seglias volunteer team from our Pittsburgh office, consisting of Lori Wisniewski Azzara, Emily Lane, Brian Lawton, Jim McGraw, Jim McNally, and Lisa Wampler, joined Habitat for Humanity Pittsburgh at their build site in ...

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    Career derailed, ex-prof to sue Montana State for wrongful termination
    June 15, 2017 / Retraction Watch

    Cohen Seglias Partner Paul Thaler was quoted in the Retraction Watch article, “Career derailed, ex-prof to sue Montana State for wrongful termination.” The article is available on the Retraction Watch website.

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    Pittsburgh Office Managing Partner Lisa Wampler Named 2017 Distinguished Leader
    June 9, 2017

    Cohen Seglias is pleased to announce that Lisa Wampler has been named a 2017 Distinguished Leader by The Legal Intelligencer. This inaugural award recognizes Pennsylvania-based lawyers who achieved impressive results in the past year and ...

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    Cohen Seglias Ranked in Chambers USA 2017
    June 1, 2017

    We are proud to announce that Chambers & Partners has again recognized our Construction and Labor & Employment Groups in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA, the preeminent legal ranking of attorneys and law firms. Additionally, Chambers ...

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    All Work and No Pay: Partner Ed DeLisle Testifies Before Congressional Small Business Committee
    May 25, 2017 / Washington, DC

    Cohen Seglias Co-Chair of the Federal Contracting Group, Edward DeLisle, testified last week at a Small Business Committee hearing titled, “All Work and No Pay: Change Orders Delayed for Small Construction Contractors.” The hearing examined ...

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    Monongahela judge defends conduct, would accept ‘judicial diversion’
    May 22, 2017 / Herald - Standard

    Cohen Seglias Partner Chris Carusone was interviewed by Pat Cloonan for the Herald-Standard article, “Monongahela judge defends conduct, would accept ‘judicial diversion’.” Monongahela Magisterial District Judge Mark A. Wilson is ...

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    2017 Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia Building HOPE Luncheon
    May 15, 2017

    On May 4th, Cohen Seglias kicked off its 2017 partnership with Habitat for Humanity at their annual Building HOPE Luncheon as a Block Builder sponsor. This year’s Luncheon successfully raised a record-breaking amount of $420,823 to keep ...

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    Cohen Seglias Attorneys Selected to the 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List
    May 12, 2017

    We are pleased to announce that eleven Cohen Seglias attorneys were selected to this year’s Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list and eight attorneys to the Pennsylvania Rising Stars list in the areas of Construction Litigation, Government ...

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    The Uncertain Future of Website Compliance Standards Under the Americans with Disabilities Act
    May 8, 2017 / Harrisburg Commercial Real Estate Review

    Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is commonly understood to set forth basic nondiscrimination requirements prohibiting the exclusion, segregation, and unequal treatment of individuals with disabilities. These requirements apply ...

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    Ecologist loses appeal for whistleblower protection
    May 5, 2017 / Retraction Watch

    Cohen Seglias Partner Paul Thaler was quoted in the Retraction Watch article, “Ecologist loses appeal for whistleblower protection.” Paul commented on the recent decision by the National Science Foundation. The article is available ...

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    Window Washing Liability
    May 1, 2017 / Mann Report Management

    Over the years, there has been debate as to whether the New York State Scaffolding Law (Labor Law §240) applies to window washers working in high-rise residential buildings. The better view is that it does. The New York Scaffolding Law dates from ...

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    Philadelphia Spring 2017 Habitat Build Day
    May 1, 2017

    On May 31st, the Cohen Seglias volunteer team consisting of Kelly Bridgeford, Carl Engel, Alicia Meintel, Olivia Paris-Kornilowicz, Gary Repke, Jacqueline Ryan, Zachary Sanders, and our t hree 2017 summer associates, Gerald Baldino, Sydney Pierce, ...

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    Construction in Brief: 2017 Volume 2
    May 1, 2017

    We are excited to share some insights into our growing Internal Investigations practice with a Q&A featuring Co-Chairs Paul Thaler and Chris Carusone.

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    Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2017
    April 27, 2017

    On April 27th, Cohen Seglias welcomed the Firm’s children to the office for its third annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Organized and led by the Firm’s HR Manager, Monica Lavin, and Marketing Director, Kerstin Isaacs, the ...

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    “Existence and motive to retaliate:” Judge hands victory to whistleblower scientist
    April 27, 2017 / Retraction Watch

    Cohen Seglias partner Paul Thaler provided his reaction to a recent opinion concerning a whistleblower for the April 24, 2017 Retraction Watch article, “‘Existence and motive to retaliate:’ Judge hands victory to ...

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    Corporate Counsel and Trump’s Regulatory Reform Agenda
    April 25, 2017 / The Legal Intelligencer

    Since taking office on Jan. 20, President Donald Trump has ­issued two executive orders designed to implement what his chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon has described as “deconstruction of the administrative state.” While ...

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    How will recent legislative and regulatory developments in Harrisburg affect the natural gas industry?
    April 17, 2017 / Catalyst Magazine

    How will recent legislative and regulatory developments in Harrisburg affect the natural gas industry? There has been a flurry of legislative and regulatory activity in recent weeks affecting the energy industry in Pennsylvania — some of it good ...

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    EXCLUSIVE: Center City law firm dissolves after 43 years of operation
    April 4, 2017 / Philadelphia Business Journal

    Cohen Seglias Partner Ed Seglias was quoted in the Philadelphia Business Journal article, “EXCLUSIVE: Center City law firm dissolves after 43 years of operation.” Construction law firm Jacoby Donner has disbanded after 43 years of ...

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    NJ Properly Awarded Sandy Project, Appeals Panel Says
    March 30, 2017 / Law360

    Cohen Seglias attorneys George Pallas and Kathleen Morley were mentioned in the Law360 article, “NJ Properly Awarded Sandy Project, Appeals Panel Says,” in regards to their representation of J. Fletcher Creamer & Son ...

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    Predicting Boom, Pa. Firms Build Up Construction Practices
    March 24, 2017 / The Legal Intelligencer

    Cohen Seglias Partner Ed Seglias was quoted in the The Legal Intelligencer article, “Predicting Boom, Pa. Firms Build Up Construction Practices,” in regards to the recent growth of the firm’s construction practice. Pennsylvania ...

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    Reducing the Risk of Corporate Criminal Liability
    February 21, 2017 / The Legal Intelligencer

    Last fall, the U.S. Sentencing Commission published the results of its study on the federal ­prosecution of corporations and other organizational ­offenders. The results of that study, based on sentencing data for the calendar year 2015, says much ...

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    Protecting Your Digital Property for Future Generations
    February 14, 2017 / The Legal Intelligencer

    As the world becomes more virtual, so do our assets. The list of digital property is ever growing, as is its value. These assets include social media profiles, intellectual property, smartphones, emails, credit card points, airline miles, timeshare ...

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    For Law Firms, Higher Ed Probes Mean Opportunity—And Risk
    February 6, 2017 / The Legal Intelligencer

    Cohen Seglias Partners Paul Thaler and Chris Carusone were interviewed by Lizzy McLellan for her Legal Intelligencer article, “For Law Firms, Higher Ed Probes Mean Opportunity—And Risk”, and discussed the opportunities and risks ...

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    Cohen Seglias Announces New Partners
    February 1, 2017

    Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC, a law firm that represents corporate clients, midsized privately held businesses, and construction-related companies, has announced the promotion of Lori Wisniewski Azzara and Maria Panichelli to ...

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    East Midtown Rezoning Proposal
    February 1, 2017 / Mann Report Management

    If you’re like most New Yorkers, you consider zoning a set of regulations and policies that are honored only in the breach, if at all. The only result of zoning seems to be to drive up density to the point that sidewalks are unable to handle ...

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    Construction in Brief: 2017 Volume 1
    February 1, 2017

    We are excited to introduce our new Partners, Lori Wisniewski Azzara and Maria Panichelli. In the New Partner Q&A, you will get a chance to learn about their practices at the Firm.

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    Five Common Misconceptions About The Yates Memo
    January 31, 2017 / The Corporate Counsel

    Much has been written over the last sixteen months interpreting the shift in U.S. Justice Department policy placing greater emphasis on individual accountability for corporate wrongdoing in federal civil and criminal enforcement proceedings. ...

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    Federal Game Changers: Recent Changes in Government Contract Laws
    January 23, 2017

    On January 23rd Cohen Seglias Partner Maria Panichelli joined the Federal Game Changers podcast for their episode “Recent Changes in Government Contract Laws”. In this episode, they discuss Recent Changes in Government Contract ...

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    Practical Considerations for Construction Projects Under the New York City Noise Code
    January 1, 2017 / Mann Report Management

    New York City is a noisy place, busy with speeding large trucks and seemingly constant construction projects. In an effort to address noise in general, the City Council established a noise code with some special rules for construction projects. The ...

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    Five Crucial Mistakes to Avoid During Pa. Administrative Litigation
    December 29, 2016 / The Legal Intelligencer

    For attorneys who routinely litigate matters adverse to federal and state government agencies, sometimes ­referred to as government and regulatory law, the trend has been easy to see. Over the last half century or so, the U.S. Supreme Court has ...

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    Sun Sets On Civilian Task Order Protests
    December 19, 2016 / Westlaw Journal Government Contract

    EXPERT ANALYSIS In a recent decision, the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) disappointingly, if unsurprisingly, confirmed that it no longer has jurisdiction to hear protests against a task order issued by a civilian agency. First, a bit ...

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    Opinion: The Scientist’s Scarlet Letter
    December 16, 2016 / The Scientist

    It was not until the Supreme Court decided a case concerning marital contraception that the right to privacy became a legally cognizable interest sanctioned by the United States. In 1965, the landmark ruling in Griswold v. Connecticut (381 U.S. ...

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    Cohen Seglias Elects New Managing Partner
    December 6, 2016 / The Legal Intelligencer

    Cohen Seglias Partners George Pallas, Jason Copley, and Roy Cohen along with the Firm’s Executive Director Kathleen Garrity were interviewed by Lizzy McLellan for her Legal Intelligencer article, “Cohen Seglias Elects New ...

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    George Pallas Named Firm Wide Managing Partner of Cohen Seglias
    December 6, 2016

    Philadelphia, PA, December 6th, 2016 – Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC, a law firm that represents corporate clients, midsized privately held businesses, and construction related companies, has announced that George Pallas will ...

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    How Insurance Can Protect Against Fair Housing Cases Created By Criminal Background Checks
    December 5, 2016 / units - the Magazine of the National Apartment Association

    Cohen Seglias Partner Steve Williams is quoted in the December 2016 units Magazine article by Katie Gouldner, “How Insurance Can Protect Against Fair Housing Cases Created By Criminal Background Checks”. The full article is ...

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    The Cohen Seglias 2016 Holiday Toy Drive
    November 30, 2016

    Cohen Seglias continues its tradition of supporting worthy causes during the holiday season. Each year the Firm brings holiday joy to less fortunate children locally and nationally through our annual toy drive. Toy donations and monetary ...

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    Cohen Seglias Raises Over $20K for the 2016 Heart Walk
    November 28, 2016

    Cohen Seglias has always been committed to improving the heart health and overall wellness of our employees and their families, and this year we took it one step further by joining with the American Heart Association to fight Heart Disease and ...

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    Cuomo’s Commitment to Clemency Tested in 3 Murder Cases
    November 22, 2016 / The New York Times

    Cohen Seglias Partner Carol Sigmond was quoted in Jim Dwyer’s November 22nd New York Times article, “Cuomo’s Commitment to Clemency Tested in 3 Murder Cases”. Carol was interviewed as a follow-up to previous quotes she provided for ...

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    Cohen Seglias Ranked in the 2017 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” List
    November 2, 2016

    We are pleased to announce that Cohen Seglias has been named by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in their 2017 “Best Law Firms” list. The Firm was recognized locally for Metropolitan Philadelphia in the practice areas of Arbitration, ...

    Publications
    Construction Defects
    November 1, 2016 / Mann Report Management

    Construction defects are the bane of existence for all property owners, including boards of directors/managers of cooperative apartment buildings and condominiums. Defects may arise at the outset in a new building or in renovations or maintenance ...

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    Construction in Brief: 2016 Volume 4
    November 1, 2016

    We are excited to share the news that George Pallas will be our new Managing Partner. Don’t miss the New York Office Q&A, where he discusses the expansion of the Firm’s footprint.

    Media Mentions
    City Bar Groups Wary of Proposed 18B Change
    October 21, 2016 / New York Law Journal

    Cohen Seglias Partner Carol Sigmond was interviewed by Jeff Storey for his New York Law Journal piece, “City Bar Groups Wary of Proposed 18B Change.” The full article is available on the New York Law Journal website. New York City ...

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    Philadelphia Heart Walk 2016
    October 14, 2016

    Cohen Seglias has always been committed to improving the heart health and overall wellness of our employees and their families, and this year we are taking it one step further by joining with the American Heart Association to fight Heart Disease and ...

    Media Mentions
    CrossFit can sue over error in paper it claims cost the brand millions
    October 11, 2016 / Retraction Watch

    Cohen Seglias Partner Paul Thaler was interviewed by Trevor L. Stokes for the Retraction Watch article “CrossFit can sue over error in paper it claims cost the brand millions”. The full article is available on the Retraction ...

    Media Mentions
    PA. Diocese Abuse Investigations ‘Historic,’ Advocates Say
    October 1, 2016 / York Daily Record

    Partner Chris Carusone was interviewed as an expert in grand jury practice and procedure for the York Daily Record article “Pa. diocese abuse investigations ‘historic,’ advocates say.” Chris explained how grand jury ...

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    The Second 2016 Habitat Build Day
    October 1, 2016

    On October 21, 2016, the Cohen Seglias volunteer team, consisting of Shawn Farrell, Scott Earle, Joshua Brand, Kerstin Isaacs, Diane Gardner, Olivia Paris-Kornilowicz, Ellen Keiffer, Melinda Norcross, Cheryl Urmy, and Stacy Wert, joined Habitat for ...

    Media Mentions
    Update Construction Contracts, Cut Clients’ Risk
    September 12, 2016 / Philadelphia Bar Reporter

    On August 10, 2016, Cohen Seglias Partner Jonathan Cass taught the CLE, “So, Have You Updated Your Construction Contract Forms?” for the Philadelphia Bar Association. His CLE was summarized by Brian P. Libes in the September 2016 ...

    Media Mentions
    Scientists investigated for misconduct lose appeal in suit against Harvard. Lawyers explain what it means.
    September 7, 2016 / Retraction Watch

    Partner Paul Thaler was interviewed by Ivan Oransky along with Richard Goldsetin of Meyer, Connolly, Simons & Keuthen LLP for the Retraction Watch article “Scientists investigated for misconduct lose appeal in suit against Harvard. ...

    Publications
    Undue Hardship and Physical Accessibility
    September 1, 2016 / Mann Report Management

    In the recent decision Matter of Marine Holdings, LLC v. New York City Commission on Human Rights, 137 A.D.3d U84 (A.D. 2nd Dept. March 30, 2016), the Appellate Division, Second Department, provided valuable guidance for landlords and property ...

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    Vincent Pools v. APS Contractors: Clarifying the Application of New Jersey’s Offer of Judgment Rule in Multi-Defendant, Non-Tort Cases
    September 1, 2016 / NJSBA Construction Law Section Newsletter

    Those familiar with New Jersey practice are well aware that the courts of this state strongly encourage settlements as a matter of public policy because they facilitate the amicable resolution of disputes and lighten the increasing load of ...

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    Explaining Key Amendments to the Pa. Mechanics’ Lien Law
    August 16, 2016 / The Legal Intelligencer

    While use of the term “groundbreaking” in a construction law article may want for originality, it is an accurate description for recent amendments to the Pennsylvania Mechanics’ Lien Law. The amendments—signed into law on Oct. ...

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    Cohen Seglias Attorneys Named to 2017 Best Lawyers® in America List
    August 15, 2016

    We are pleased to announce that five Cohen Seglias attorneys have been included in the 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession, in five practice areas: Ed Seglias Litigation ...

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    Cohen Seglias 2016 Summer Associates
    August 9, 2016

    Cohen Seglias was pleased to have Katherine Piazza, Christopher Reese, and Kimberly Saginario join the Philadelphia office as our 2016 Summer Associates. They worked closely with the associates and partners in the Firm’s Construction, ...

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    Condo/Co-op Help Line: Eroding of the Business Judgment Rule
    August 1, 2016 / Mann Report Management

    Over the years, members of boards of directors for condominiums and cooperative apartment buildings have come to believe that the business judgment rule articulated in Levandusky v. One Fifth Ave. Apt. Corp., 75 N.Y.2d 530, 540 (1990) provides ...

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    Construction in Brief: 2016 Volume 3
    August 1, 2016

    We hope you had an enjoyable summer. We are gearing up for an exciting Fall with the opening of our new office in New York.

    Announcements
    Cohen Seglias Builds with Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia
    July 26, 2016

    On June 8th, 2016, the Cohen Seglias volunteer team, consisting of Paul Thaler, Jeff Brydzinski, Matt Gioffre, Anthony Bottenfield, Matt Skaroff, Stephen Leighton, Lisa Moore, and our three 2016 summer associates, Katherine Piazza, Kimberly ...

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    New Small Business Mentor-Protégé Program Announced by the SBA
    July 26, 2016

    Cohen Seglias Author(s) Michael Payne, Ed DeLisle, and Maria Panichelli The long-awaited Final Rule addressing changes to the Small Business Administration’s Mentor-Protégé program was published in the Federal Register this week. The ...

    Publications
    The Duhig Rule—Interpretation of Mineral Interest Reservations
    July 25, 2016 / The Legal Intelligencer

    What happens when a deed is unclear and the parties to a transaction involving oil and gas interests are long deceased? How do the heirs to the parties involved resolve their disputes? This is a relevant issue courts and practitioners in ...

    Media Mentions
    The Women Who Tread Where Men Still Rule
    July 24, 2016 / Perspectives Magazine

    Cohen Seglias Pittsburgh office Managing Partner, Lisa Wampler, was interviewed by Ann Farmer for the Spring 2016 issue of Perspectives Magazine. Lisa is featured in the article, “The Women Who Tread Where Men Still Rule,” where she ...

    Publications
    Evaluating, Challenging Regulatory Overreach in Energy Industry
    July 22, 2016 / Catalyst Magazine

    Chris Carusone’s article, “Evaluating, Challenging Regulatory Overreach in Energy Industry,” was published in the Summer 2016 edition of Catalyst Magazine. Catalyst Magazine is the quarterly publication of the Pennsylvania ...

    Publications
    Mistakes to Avoid When Evaluating an Adverse Commonwealth Procurement Decision
    July 19, 2016 / The Legal Intelligencer

    Mark Twain once famously said: “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” The same can be said for corporate counsel tasked with evaluating an ...

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    Mechanics’ Lien Remedies Require A Sharp Eye
    July 1, 2016 / Philadelphia Bar Reporter

    Mechanics’ liens are a unique statutory remedy that can help contractors, subcontractors and suppliers recover unpaid monies on construction projects. The statutory elements, however, require special care and attention to detail. If a party fails ...

    Media Mentions
    Here’s Why This Lawyer Defends Scientists Accused of Misconduct
    June 28, 2016 / Retraction Watch

    Partner Paul Thaler was interviewed by Shannon Palus for the Retraction Watch interview, “Here’s Why This Lawyer Defends Scientists Accused of Misconduct.” The interview highlights Paul’s work in the Scientific Misconduct ...

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    Cohen Seglias Attorneys Selected to the 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List
    June 23, 2016

    We are pleased to announce that eleven Cohen Seglias attorneys were selected to this year’s Pennsylvania’s Super Lawyers list, and six were selected the Pennsylvania’s Rising Stars list. The Super Lawyers list recognizes no more ...

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    Cohen Seglias Ranked in Chambers USA
    June 16, 2016

    We are proud to annouce that Chambers & Partners has again recognized our Construction and Labor & Employment Groups in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA, the preeminent legal ranking of attorneys and law firms. Additionally, Chambers ...

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    Cohen Seglias Ranked in Chambers USA
    June 16, 2016

    We are proud to announce that Chambers & Partners has again recognized our Construction and Labor & Employment Groups in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA, the preeminent legal ranking of attorneys and law firms. Additionally, Chambers ...

    Announcements
    Huge Changes to Federal Small Business Contracting Regulations
    June 8, 2016

    Cohen Seglias Author(s) Michael Payne, Robert Ruggieri, Maria Panichelli, and Jacqueline Ryan On May 31, 2016, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) issued a final rule, implementing long-awaited changes mandated by the National Defense ...

    Publications
    Condo and Co-op Help Line
    June 1, 2016 / Mann Report Management

    From time to time over the last three years, I have, on occasion, written about the Environmental Control Board (ECB) and issues related to what appeared to be due process abuses by New York City in administrative hearings on quality-of-life ...

    Media Mentions
    3 Vital P3s In Pa.’s Push For Private-Sector Alliances
    May 23, 2016 / Law360

    Cohen Seglias attorney Jason Tomasulo was interviewed by Dan Packel for his Law360 article, “3 Vital P3s In Pa.’s Push For Private-Sector Alliances.” Law360, Philadelphia (May 23, 2016, 9:31 PM ET) — Almost four years ...

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    The U.S. Department of Labor More Than Doubles the Salary for Employees to be Exempt from Overtime
    May 20, 2016

    One of the most significant changes in wage and hours law in decades was announced this week: the U.S. Department of Labor just published the new overtime exemption rules. This rule change was in the works for more than a year and its announcement ...

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    U.S. Departments of Education and Justice Issue Guidance on Application of Title IX to Transgender Students
    May 19, 2016

    Cohen Seglias Author(s) Paul S. Thaler and Christopher D. Carusone Last Friday, May 13, 2016, the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice jointly issued a “Dear Colleague” letter containing “significant guidance” ...

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    Cohen Seglias Kicks off its Year of Service at Habitat’s Building HOPE Luncheon
    May 13, 2016

    In 2016, Cohen Seglias is proudly continuing its partnership with Habitat for Humanity. The Firm is committed to Habitat’s mission of creating safe, sustainable, and affordable housing with and for families in need. Through the combination of ...

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    Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2016
    May 13, 2016

    On April 28th, Cohen Seglias was excited to host its second Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Organized and led by the Firm’s HR Manager, Monica Lavin, and Marketing Director, Kerstin Isaacs, the day was a huge hit among the kids and ...

    Media Mentions
    SBA Government Contractor Regulations Mean Changes for Small Business
    May 4, 2016 / Small Business Trends

    Partner and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Federal Contracting Group, Ed DeLisle, was interviewed by Paul Chaney for the Small Business Trends interview, “SBA Government Contractor Regulations Mean Changes for Small Business.” The full ...

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    Construction in Brief: 2016 Volume 2
    May 1, 2016

    We are excited about the Firm’s office expansion in Kentucky and our new Managing Partner in the Pittsburgh office! You will get a valuable overview of options for creating a trust to preserve assets for the next generation.

    Publications
    Aim to End Lawlessness in Law Enforcement
    April 29, 2016 / New York Law Journal

    Fifty years ago, Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966) made a significant impact on law enforcement to ensure that persons in custodial situations were informed of key rights prior to interrogation. Time has not dimmed this achievement. At the ...

    Media Mentions
    Law Firms Find New Niche Conducting Sex Assault Investigations for Colleges
    April 22, 2016 / Connecticut Law Tribune

    Cohen Seglias Partner Chris Carusone was interviewed by Megan Spicer for her Connecticut Law Tribune article, “Law Firms Find New Niche Conducting Sex Assault Investigations for Colleges,” regarding the Firm’s recent ...

    Publications
    Evaluating, Challenging Regulatory Overreach in Energy Industry
    April 20, 2016 / The Legal Intelligencer

    “You can’t fight City Hall.” While this famous phrase is ­believed to have its origins in the political corruption of the ­mid-1800s in New York City’s Tammany Hall, it can also be used to describe the steep climb faced by ...

    Media Mentions
    Pa. Justices Asked To Block Drilling Site Rules Ahead Of Vote
    April 18, 2016 / Law360

    Partner Chris Carusone was quoted in the Law360 article “Pa. Justices Asked To Block Drilling Site Rules Ahead Of Vote,” in regards to his representation of the Pennsylvania Independent Petroleum Producers Association in their ...

    Publications
    Jurisdictional Challenges Involving the Court of Federal Claims
    April 15, 2016 / The Procurement Lawyer

    Under the doctrine of sovereign immunity, the Unit­ed States “is immune from suit save as it consents to be sued.”1Thus, a plaintiff’s ability to sue the government is limited to circumstances where Congress has specifically waived sovereign ...

    Media Mentions
    Arguments Held in Challenge to Environmental Regs
    April 8, 2016 / The Bradford Era

    Partner Chris Carusone was mentioned in the Bradford Era article “Arguments held in challenge to environmental regs,” in regards to his representation of the Pennsylvania Independent Petroleum Producers Association in their lawsuit ...

    Publications
    Condo Co-Op Help Line Additional Safety Initiatives Relating to Cranes
    April 1, 2016 / Mann Report: Management

    Over the last eight years, there have been at least nine people killed in crane accidents in New York City: six on March 15, 2008, one on April 3, 2012, one on November 5, 2015, and one on February 6, 2016. In addition, there was an accident in May ...

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    How to Avoid a Legal Dispute: 7 To-Do List Items to Prevent & Minimize Risk & Loss on a Project
    April 1, 2016 / Construction Business Owner

    Any experienced contractor knows that even carefully planned projects can result in devastating losses and unanticipated budget overruns due to a number of factors. That’s often when legal disputes often arise. If litigation ensues, the ...

    Media Mentions
    Law Firms See Opportunity in Wave of Campus Sex Claims
    April 1, 2016 / The American Lawyer

    Partners Paul Thaler and Chris Carusone were mentioned in The American Lawyer article, “Law Firms See Opportunity in Wave of Campus Sex Claims,” on April 1, 2016. The full article is available on The American Lawyer website. As ...

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    Day Pitney and Cohen Seglias Create Collaborative Team for Title IX Investigations
    March 30, 2016

    Washington D.C., March 30, 2016 – Day Pitney LLP and Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC are pleased to announce the launch of their joint Title IX Investigations Initiative. This initiative will allow the firms to provide both ...

    Media Mentions
    Oil, Gas Group Sues To Block Pa. Drilling Site Rules
    March 25, 2016 / Law360

    Partner Chris Carusone was mentioned in the Law360 article “Oil, Gas Group Sues To Block Pa. Drilling Site Rules,” in regards to his representation of the Pennsylvania Independent Petroleum Producers Association in their lawsuit ...

    Media Mentions
    PIPP files suit to stop new, costly environmental rules
    March 25, 2016 / The Bradford Era

    Partner Chris Carusone was mentioned in the Bradford Era article “PIPP files suit to stop new, costly environmental rules,” in regards to his representation of the Pennsylvania Independent Petroleum Producers Association in their ...

    Media Mentions
    Pennsylvania Independent Petroleum Producers Association Files Lawsuit Challenging New Pennsylvania Conventional Oil & Gas Regulations
    March 24, 2016 / PennEnergy

    Partner Chris Carusone was mentioned in the PennEnergy article “Pennsylvania Independent Petroleum Producers Association files lawsuit challenging new Pennsylvania conventional oil & gas regulations,” in regards to his ...

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    Cohen Seglias Partners Ed DeLisle and Michael Payne Honored In JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards
    March 14, 2016

    We are proud to announce that Partners Ed DeLisle and Michael Payne have been honored in JD Supra’s Readers’ Choice Awards. Edward DeLisle was named a 2016 Top  Author because of the high level of visibility of his posts as well as his engaging ...

    Publications
    Coop-Condo Help Line New Safety Initiative
    March 1, 2016 / Mann Report Management

    On February 16, 2016, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC Department of Buildings Com­missioner Rick Chandler announced a new ag­gressive campaign to improve worker safety on construction sites. Doubtless, this initiative is a direct result of 1) an ...

    Media Mentions
    New managing partner for Cohen Seglias’ Pittsburgh office
    February 25, 2016 / Pittsburgh Business Times

    Lisa Wampler was mentioned in the Pittsburgh Business Times article, “New managing partner for Cohen Seglias’ Pittsburgh office,” on February 25, 2016. Philadelphia-based law firm Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC has ...

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    Lisa M. Wampler Named Managing Partner of Cohen Seglias’ Pittsburgh Office
    February 25, 2016

    Promotion marks the first female Managing Partner for the Firm Philadelphia, PA – Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC, a law firm that represents corporate clients, mid sized privately held businesses, and construction related ...

    Media Mentions
    Cohen Seglias Names First Female Office MP
    February 25, 2016 / The Legal Intelligencer

    Lisa Wampler was mentioned in the Legal Intelligencer article, “Cohen Seglias Names First Female Office MP,” on February 25, 2016. You can read the full article on the Legal Intelligencer website. Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall ...

    Media Mentions
    ABA push boosts Uniform Bar Exam
    February 24, 2016 / The Indiana Lawyer

    Partner Carol Sigmond was quoted in the Indiana Lawyer article, ” ABA push boosts Uniform Bar Exam.” Carol weighed in on the idea of a Uniform Bar Examination (UBE), speaking against New York’s move to adopt a single test. The ...

    Media Mentions
    Appellate Division Appointments Bring Relief to Courts
    February 22, 2016 / New York Law Journal

    On February 22, 2016, Cohen Seglias partner Carol Sigmond was quoted in the New York Law Journal,“Appellate Division Appointments Bring Relief to Courts.” The full article is available on the New York Law Journal website. Court ...

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    Christopher Carusone’s Top 5 Common Errors to Avoid during an Internal Investigation
    February 10, 2016

    PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Christopher Carusone, a Partner at Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC and co-chair of the firm’s internal investigations practice group, examines common mistakes during an internal ...

    Publications
    Timing Is Everything: Preserving Your Assets for the Next Generation
    February 9, 2016 / The Legal Intelligencer

    Trusts are no longer exclusive tools for large estates as a greater number of families with various levels of income and wealth are using trusts to pass on their assets to the next generation. The current Pennsylvania and federal tax laws provide ...

    Media Mentions
    Could Uniform Bar Exam help law grads’ mobility? ABA House asks states to adopt it ‘expeditiously’
    February 8, 2016 / American Bar Association Journal

    Partner Carol Sigmond was interviewed in her capacity as the president of the New York County Lawyers Association by Lorelei Waird for the ABA Journal article, “Could Uniform Bar Exam help law grads’ mobility? ABA House asks states ...

    Media Mentions
    Memo Puts New Focus on Execs in Fraud Probes, Analysts Say
    February 8, 2016 / Bloomberg BNA

    Partner and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Federal Contracting Group, Michael Payne, was interviewed by David Hansen for his Bloomberg article, “Memo Puts New Focus on Execs in Fraud Probes, Analysts Say.” The article was published on ...

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    Construction in Brief: 2016 Volume 1
    February 1, 2016

    Do you know how a Board of Advisors could benefit your company? Roy Cohen provides some good advice when considering this option. This issue also introduces our newly expanded Pittsburgh team and highlights the opening of our DC office!

    Media Mentions
    ‘Receivership’ Ends With Elimination of Liaison Justice
    January 30, 2016 / The Legal Intelligencer

    Judge Gene Cohen (ret.) was quoted in The Legal Intellgencier’s article, “‘Receivership’ Ends With Elimination of Liaison Justice,” on January 30, 2016. The full article is available on The Legal ...

    Publications
    Avoid Common Errors During an Internal Investigation
    January 20, 2016 / The Legal Intelligencer

    Presidential adviser and overall renaissance man John W. Gardner once said, “Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.” While this may be an accurate description of the human condition, in the corporate world there is little room for ...

    Media Mentions
    I-Team: Whistleblower Claims Taxpayers Paid for No-Show Workers at WTC
    January 12, 2016 / 4 New York NBC I-Team

    Partner Carol Sigmond was interviewed by Chris Glorioso for his NBC I-Team piece, “Whistleblower Claims Taxpayers Paid for No-Show Workers at WTC,” on January 12, 2016.

    Media Mentions
    A Record Year for Law Firms’ M&A Activity
    January 8, 2016 / The Philadelphia Inquirer

    Jason Copley was quoted in The Philadelphia Inquirer article, “A Record Year for Law Firms’ M&A Activity,” on January 6th, 2016. Law firm mergers and acquisitions reached a record number last year as firms sought to overcome ...

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    Cohen Seglias Partner Wayne Buckwalter Named Five Star Financial Services Professional
    January 6, 2016

    Cohen Seglias is pleased to announce that Wayne Buckwalter, Chair of the Firm’s Wealth Preservation Group, has once again been named a Five Star Financial Services Professional. The Five Star Financial Services Professional and Wealth Manager ...

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    Legionnaire’s Disease and New Regulations Respecting Cooling Towers
    January 1, 2016 / Mann Report: Management

    In August 2015, 16 New Yorkers died and at least 133 were made seriously ill by an outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease in the South Bronx. Legionnaire’s Disease or Legionellosis is a form of pneumonia, first diagnosed in 1976 following an ...

    Media Mentions
    County Clerk Looks Beyond ‘The Way We’ve Always Done Things’
    December 28, 2015 / The New York Law Journal

    On December 28, 2015, Carol Sigmond was quoted in the New York Law Journal article, “County Clerk Looks Beyond ‘The Way We’ve Always Done Things,’” by Andrew Denney. Sigmond was quoted regarding the role of the New York ...

    Media Mentions
    Year of Mergers and Leadership: Changes in Midsize Firm Market
    December 28, 2015 / The Legal Intelligencer

    Ed Seglias was quoted in The Legal Intelligencer article, “Year of Mergers and Leadership: Changes in Midsize Firm Market,” on December 28, 2015. In what several firm leaders called a strong year, acquisitions and lateral hires meant ...

    Publications
    Small Business Contracting May Be Very Different In 2016
    December 16, 2015 / Law360

    Law360, New York (December 16, 2015, 10:27 AM ET) — In the past year, the Small Business Administration has issued proposed rules that will likely result in major regulatory changes. Some of the most important changes are those relating to its ...

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    6 Steps Corporate Counsel Must Take to Protect Themselves During Government Investigations
    December 9, 2015 / The Corporate Counsel

    Five years ago, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it had charged GlaxoSmithKline vice president and associate general counsel Lauren Stevens with two counts of obstruction of justice and four counts of making false statements to the Food ...

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    2015 Holiday Toy Drive
    December 5, 2015

    Cohen Seglias continues its tradition of supporting worthy causes during the holiday season. Each year the Firm brings holiday joy to less fortunate children locally and nationally through our annual toy drive. Toy donations and monetary ...

    Media Mentions
    Be Wary, Keep Records When Working with the Government
    November 30, 2015 / Lehigh Valley Business

    Partner Chris Carusone was quoted in the Lehigh Valley Business regarding precautions contractors should take when working with the government. When it comes to dealing with the government and construction contracts, it pays to err on the side ...

    Media Mentions
    Partner Ed DeLisle Testifies Before Congressional Subcommittee
    November 18, 2015 / Washington, DC

    On November 18, 2015 Edward DeLisle, Co-Chair of the Federal Contracting Group, spoke in front of the Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce about the continuing challenges for small contractors. With firsthand ...

    Publications
    Is Civil Gideon* becoming more of an ideal and less of a reality?
    November 9, 2015 / The NYCLA Law Blog

    Our justice system is an adversary system; it works best when all parties have equal access to quality legal representation. But more than our justice system is based on the adversary system, our benefit and administrative law systems are similarly ...

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    Best Law Firms 2016
    November 2, 2015

    We are pleased to announce that Cohen Seglias has been named by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in their 2016 “Best Law Firms” list in the practice areas of Construction Law and Litigation, Labor & Employment Law, and Arbitration. ...

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    Cohen Seglias Joins ABA for Jeans for Justice
    November 2, 2015

    On October 30th, 2015, Cohen Seglias joined the American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Pro Bono in their efforts to increase access to justice for all by wearing their Jeans for Justice. Jeans for Justice Day is part of the ABA’s annual week ...

    Newsletters
    Construction in Brief: 2015 Volume 4
    November 1, 2015

    With winter fast approaching, we invite you to take advantage of some useful tips in this issue on minimizing risks and loss on a project. We also share a new decision from the Delaware Supreme Court.

    Media Mentions
    More Mercy, Less Prison in a Shift for Cuomo
    October 21, 2015 / The New York Times

    On October 21st, 2015, Carol Sigmond was quoted in The New York Times article, “More Mercy, Less Prison in a Shift for Cuomo,” by Jim Dwyer. Sigmond was quoted regarding the role of the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) in ...

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    Cohen Seglias participates in the Lee National Denim Day
    October 20, 2015

    For the fifth year in a row, Cohen Seglias participated in the Lee National Denim Day® by wearing denim to work on October 2nd, 2015. The Firm was pleased to match contributions from attorneys and staff to raise money for cancer research, testing, ...

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    Cohen Seglias Continues its Partnership with Habitat for Humanity
    October 16, 2015

    On October 8th, 2015, the Cohen Seglias team, consisting of Marian Kornilowicz, Jackson Nichols, Gary Repke, Ken Mascaro, Joseph DuBray, Olivia Paris- Kornilowicz, Stacy Wert, Cheryl Urmy, and Celena Barnes, ...

    Publications
    Disparate Impact is Here to Stay: What the Supreme Court’s Decision Means for the Multi-Family Industry
    October 1, 2015 / PMHA Pennsylvania Perspective

    On June 25, 2015, Justice Kennedy delivered the Supreme Court’s decision in Texas v. Inclusive Communities Project.  In the case, the Court determined that the Fair Housing Act of 1968 includes disparate impact claims.  Prior to Texas v. ...

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    Cohen Seglias Attorneys Selected For Best Lawyers in America© 2016
    September 23, 2015

    We are pleased to announce that four Cohen Seglias attorneys have been included in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers In America© in five different practice areas: George Pallas: Litigation – Construction John Greenhall: Construction ...

    Media Mentions
    Police Use of Force: Training, Community Relations Help Township Police Ensure Proper Use of Force
    September 21, 2015 / PA Township News

    Chris Carusone was quoted in PA Township News. You can hardly look at a news outlet these days without seeing a story about alleged police brutality. Township police departments see those stories, too, and are taking steps to ensure that they have ...

    Media Mentions
    Pittsburgh Hires Grow Cohen Seglias Energy Practice
    August 18, 2015 / The Legal Intelligencer

    Roy Cohen and Brian Lawton were quoted in The Legal Inteligencer. Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman has added two attorneys to its Pittsburgh office, the firm announced Monday, doubling the office’s head count and expanding the ...

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    Cohen Seglias Expands Development Practice In Pittsburgh
    August 17, 2015 / Law360

    Roy Cohen and Brian Lawton were quoted in Law360. Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC announced on Monday it has grown its Pittsburgh office with the addition of two attorneys with experience providing legal service to landowners and ...

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    Cohen Seglias Hires Two in Pittsburgh Office – New hires strengthen the firm’s oil and gas capability
    August 17, 2015

    Philadelphia, PA – August 17, 2015 – Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC, a law firm that represents corporate clients, midsized privately held businesses and construction related companies, has announced the hire of two attorneys ...

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    Construction in Brief: 2015 Volume 3
    August 1, 2015

    We are happy to introduce you to our new DC office. We also have news on the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act and new hiring guidelines in light of a recent US Supreme Court decision.

    Publications
    Cohen Seglias Attorneys Weigh in on What’s Next for Pennsylvania
    July 21, 2015 / Catalyst Magazine

    For more than 25 years, clients have relied on Cohen Seglias attorneys for business insight, practical legal advice, and a deeper understanding of the legal issues impacting their businesses. With every change in state government, our clients ask ...

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    Corporate Criminal Liability in Environmental Law
    July 21, 2015 / The Legal Intelligencer

    Pennsylvania’s energy community should take note that the line between criminal and civil enforcement is getting harder and harder to see. State and federal prosecutors in Pennsylvania appear to be signaling that companies operating in ...

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    2015 Cohen Seglias Summer Associates
    July 5, 2015

    We are pleased to announce that Patrick Cullen, Kate Emert, and Marie Kelly have joined the Firm’s Philadelphia office, working in the Constriction Group. Patrick Cullen is a third-year student at Temple University Beasley School of Law ...

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    Managing Risk Starts with Contract Negotiations
    July 1, 2015 / Construction Business Owner Magazine

    Understand contract terms to position your team for success Success on a project is often dependent upon risk management, and managing that risk starts with contract negotiation. Contractors must recognize the implications of the contract provisions ...

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    Construction Law Firm Expands into Washington
    June 15, 2015 / The Philadelphia Business Journal

    Ed Seglias was quoted in the Philadelphia Business Journal The Philadelphia Business Journal, June 15, 2015 Construction law firm Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman is spreading its geographic wings once again, as it announced plans to ...

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    Cohen Seglias Adds D.C. Presence Through Merger
    June 15, 2015 / The Legal Intelligencer

    Ed Seglias and Paul S. Thaler were quoted in the Legal Intelligencer. Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman is set to enter the Washington, D.C., market and launch a new practice group in internal investigations through a merger with a ...

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    Cohen Seglias Merges With Thaler Liebeler Amid DC Launch
    June 15, 2015 / Law360

    Ed Seglias, Jason Copley, and Paul Thaler were quoted in Law360 Law360, Philadelphia June 15, 2015 Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC announced Monday that it has inked a deal to acquire Thaler Liebeler LLP as it launches a new ...

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    Was Your Business Prepared for the Riots? You Can and Should Be Ready for A Crisis
    June 4, 2015 / Maryland Construction Network

    Early estimates suggest that the damage to Maryland businesses due to the riots is approaching nearly $9 million, not including the impact of lost profits or lost time. Many business owners were left assessing the damages, some without any recourse. ...

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    Bonds: An Important Weapon In Any Contractor’s Arsenal
    June 2, 2015 / WIPP

    It is vital that construction contractors, regardless of tier or trade, understand the basic principles of contract surety bonds. An understanding of how bonds are used in construction; and, importantly, how the surety company prequalifies the ...

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    New NYCLA Leader Targets Ethic, Administrative Hearings
    June 1, 2015 / New York Law Journal

    Carol Sigmond was interviewed on June 1st, 2015 in her capacity as the newly appointed President of the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) by Andrew Denney for the New York Law Journal. In the article “New NYCLA Leader Targets ...

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    Cohen Seglias Ranked in Chambers USA
    May 21, 2015

    Chambers & Partners has recognized Cohen Seglias’ Construction and Labor and Employment Groups in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA. Roy Cohen, Ed Seglias and Marc Furman were also identified as Leaders in the fields of Construction and ...

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    Our First 2015 Habitat Build Day
    May 6, 2015

    Kathleen Garrity, Evan Blaker, Alex Barth, Matt Gioffre, Michael Metz-Topodas, Ken Mascaro, Kerstin Isaacs, Joanne Hart, Celena Barnes, and Dawn Bamberger participated in Cohen Seglias’ first volunteer build day for Habitat ...

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    Construction in Brief: 2015 Volume 2
    May 1, 2015

    In this issue, in addition to spotlighting our Harrisburg Office, we have important news on Pennsylvania’s Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act and new whistleblower law, as well as estate planning tips.

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    Knowing Your Property Value and Challenging Your Tax Assessment
    May 1, 2015 / Harrisburg Commercial Real Estate Report

    Each year in Pennsylvania brings a new promise of property tax reform from the State legislature and each year Commonwealth residents waiting for relief are sadly disappointed. Meanwhile, in some jurisdictions across the state, property values ...

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    Cohen Seglias Proudly Supports Habitat for Humanity
    April 28, 2015

    Once again Cohen Seglias is supporting Habitat for Humanity with an annual commitment of funding and volunteer days.  The Firm shares Habitat’s mission to build safe, sustainable and affordable homes that help families in need help ...

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    Philadelphia’s Paid Sick Leave Law Is Less Than A Month Away From Going Into Effect!
    April 14, 2015

    On February 12, 2015, Mayor Nutter signed a new “paid sick leave” law requiring most Philadelphia employers to provide a minimum level of paid sick leave to essentially all employees.  This law follows a pattern of other cities including, quite ...

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    Pa. Ripe For P3s In Wake Of $1.1B Bridge Deal
    April 10, 2015 / Law360

    Jason Tomasulo was interviewed for the Law360 article “Pa. Ripe For P3s In Wake Of $1.1B Bridge Deal” on April 10, 2015. Law360, Philadelphia (April 10, 2015, 6:12 PM ET) — With financing now complete for a $1.1 billion project to ...

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    The Disparate Impacts of Texas v. The Inclusive Communities Project & The Future Of Multi-Family
    April 8, 2015 / Download Publication (PDF) Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal

    A pending US Supreme Court decision in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, et al. v. The Inclusive Communities Project could bring some significant changes to the interpretation of the Fair Housing Act, particularly for ...

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    Legal Landscape: Big Changes in Affiliation and Compliance Rules
    March 5, 2015 / Onvia

    Introduction to the Authors and to the Series Welcome to the first edition of Legal Landscape, a series designed to provide government contractors with a quick, but thorough, summary of important legal developments and regulations in government ...

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    Beware: New Rigorous Safety Sweeps of NYC Construction Sites to Begin
    February 15, 2015

    On February 12, 2016, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Department of Buildings Commissioner Rick Chandler announced a new aggressive campaign to improve worker safety on construction sites. Specifically, commencing tomorrow, ...

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    Three Provision Pitfalls in Small Business Corporate Governance Documents
    February 10, 2015 / Onvia

    The federal government offers a multitude of programs designed to assist small businesses. The Small Business Administration (SBA) is certainly at the forefront of such programs, but it is not the only agency. The Department of Veterans’ ...

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    Construction in Brief: 2015 Volume 1
    February 1, 2015

    In this issue, we take an inside look into our fantastic Pittsburgh Office. We also share some important information to start your year right – from fraud prevention and timekeeping tips to advice on how to get paid when bad weather strikes.

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    The Expansion of Pennsylvania’s Whistleblower Law – What Government Contractors Must Know About This New Liability Threat
    January 8, 2015 / Highway Builder Magazine

    Businesses that enter into contracts with state or local government entities in Pennsylvania need to be aware of a new liability threat – lawsuits from employees alleging waste or wrongdoing in connection with the award of public funds. It is ...

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    NJ’s Estate Tax: An Expensive Oversight for the Unprepared
    December 17, 2014 / New Jersey Law Journal

    In 2013, only 19 states and the District of Columbia imposed inheritance or estates taxes on their residents. New Jersey is among one of the states that imposed such taxes. In fact, New Jersey has both an inheritance and an estate tax. As a result, ...

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    2014 Holiday Toy Drive
    December 11, 2014

    Cohen Seglias is pleased to continue our tradition of supporting worthy causes during the holiday season. Each year the Firm brings holiday joy to less fortunate children locally and nationally through our annual toy drive. Toy donations and ...

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    Cohen Seglias ranked in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers
    November 25, 2014

    Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC has been ranked in the 2015 "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers® in the practice areas of Arbitration, Labor & Employment and Construction for Metro ...

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    Construction in Brief: 2014 Volume 3
    November 1, 2014

    Football, leaves, liens, and Super Lawyers! Thanksgiving is almost here and we’ve got lots of news to share. If you do residential construction work in Pennsylvania, check out our cover story about the amendments to the Mechanics’ Lien Law.

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    Cohen Seglias Supports Jeans for Justice Day
    October 24, 2014

    On October 24, 2014, the Firm celebrated the American Bar Association’s National Pro Bono week with Jeans for Justice Day! Pro Bono week focuses the nation's attention on the increased need for pro bono services during these challenging ...

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    Teaming for Long-Term Success: Protecting WOSB/EDWOSB Eligibility Status in Federal Contractor Teaming
    October 22, 2014 / WIPP myContracting Magazine

    In recent years, teaming has become an increasingly popular mechanism for winning federal government contracts.  Many women-owned small businesses (“WOSBs”) like teaming because it is a good way to break into the federal contracting arena.  In ...

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    Judge Gene Cohen (Ret.) comments on Judge Kevin M. Dougherty’s appointment to Administrative Judge of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas trial division
    October 10, 2014 / The Legal Intelligencer

    Gene D. Cohen, retired judge and partner at Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman, said Dougherty is a capable administrator. “Kevin is one of the hardest-working judges around,” Cohen said. “He took over the Family Court ...

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    USDA Shoreline Contract Stalled Over Small Business Fight
    October 6, 2014 / Law360

    Michael Payne and Robert Ruggieri were mention in the Law360 article “USDA Shoreline Contract Stalled Over Small Business Fight” on October 6, 2014. Law360, New York (October 06, 2014, 5:31 PM ET) — A federal judge halted a ...

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    Judge Gene Cohen (Ret.) comments on Philadelphia’s judiciary in the wake of several scandals
    September 29, 2014 / The Legal Intelligencer

    The recent guilty plea of a Philadelphia Municipal Court judge to case-fixing charges and the suspension of two other judges, all occurring with the Philadelphia Traffic Court scandal still fresh in the public’s mind, has seriously damaged the ...

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    Déjà Vu All Over Again?
    September 25, 2014 / VetLikeMe

    As a child growing up just outside of New York City, I was a big New York Yankees fan. My grandfather used to love telling me stories about how far Mickey Mantle could hit a ball and what a tremendous pitcher Whitey Ford was, not just for his time, ...

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    Get It Right the First Time: Making a Good Impression
    September 11, 2014 / The Legal Intelligencer

    It’s that time of year: the unofficial start of fall, football season, back to school and the first day of work for many new attorneys. For some, this may be their first real job or at least their first full-time job working as an attorney in ...

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    Cohen Seglias Attorneys Selected For Best Lawyers in America© 2015
    August 21, 2014

    We are pleased to announce that four Cohen Seglias attorneys have been included in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers In America© in five different practice areas: George Pallas –  Litigation – Construction John ...

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    Common Pitfalls in Federal Contract Teaming Arrangements and How to Avoid Them: Tips for Safeguarding Your Small-Business Program Eligibility
    August 12, 2014 / Onvia

    It’s no surprise that in today’s market, with a growing number of Federal government contracts set-aside for various types of small businesses, teaming relationships are increasingly popular. Large contractors like teaming because it provides ...

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    Construction in Brief: 2014 Volume 2
    August 1, 2014

    Summer is here and along with it sunscreen, beaches, and BBQs! With more new faces at the Firm, four summer associates, new volunteer opportunities, and an exciting office move—we’ve got lots of news to share.

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    SBA Increases Small Business Size Standards for Businesses in Numerous Industries, Including Construction
    July 31, 2014

    If you participate in federal government procurement programs, either as a prime contractor or as a subcontractor, listen up!  Your small business size status may have changed on July 14, 2014 as a result of an interim rule issued by the Small ...

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    Cohen Seglias Associate Maria Panichelli Receives Give Me 5 Award
    July 23, 2014

    Maria Panichelli is receiving the Give Me 5 Award at the Women Impacting Public Policy’s 2014 Annual Leadership Meeting held in Washington, D.C., July 23-24. The Give Me 5 Program was created by WIPP and American Express OPEN in order to ...

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    Preventing Harassment Claims: What you can learn from the NFL and the Miami Dolphins’ harassment debacle
    July 1, 2014 / Construction Business Owner Magazine

    Professional football is known as a tough sport with an equally tough behind-the-scenes locker room culture. Jonathan Martin’s departure from the Miami Dolphins on Oct. 28, 2013, perhaps signaled a change. Press reports indicated that Martin left ...

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    Is Newer Always Better? Important Changes in the New Jersey Limited Liability Company Act
    June 27, 2014 / Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Journal

    Over the last decade, limited liability companies (LLCs) have become the entity of choice for real estate investments in most jurisdictions.   The LLC entity offers great flexibility in establishing the rights, obligations and economic terms ...

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    Cohen Seglias Is Pleased To Welcome Its 2014 Summer Associates
    June 27, 2014

    Cohen Seglias is pleased to welcome its 2014 Summer Associates. Kayleen Egan, Gary Repke, Jacqueline Ryan, and Katherine Tohanczyn, have joined the Firm's Philadelphia office, working in the Construction Group. Kayleen ...

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    Cohen Seglias Ranked in Chambers USA
    June 2, 2014

    Philadelphia, PA – June 2, 2014 – Chambers & Partners has recognized Cohen Seglias’ Construction Practice Group in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA.  Additionally, Roy Cohen and Marc Furman were identified as Leaders in the fields of ...

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    Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Day
    June 2, 2014

    Jason Copley, Anthony Bottenfield, Amy Kirby, Jennifer Budd, Bob Ruggieri, John Di Santo, and all four of our summer associates, Kayleen Egan, Gary Repke, Jacqueline Ryan, and Katherine Tohanczynat, participated in our first Cohen Seglias ...

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    Cohen Seglias is Helping Habitat Build to Succeed
    May 9, 2014

    Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC is proud to announce its support for Habitat for Humanity. Cohen Seglias shares Habitat’s commitment to eliminating poverty housing through building safe, sustainable, and affordable homes in ...

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    Weather Proofing Your Project and Payment Rights
    May 2, 2014 / Pittsburgh Business Times

    Did this winter’s extreme amounts of snow, sleet, freezing rain and abnormal temperatures leave your project out in the cold? This winter wreaked havoc on construction projects across the region. Perhaps you learned this the hard way when your ...

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    A Credit Manager’s Guide to the Top 10 Credit Application Provisions
    May 1, 2014 / Business Credit Magazine

    As a commercial collection attorney, I have the benefit of seeing and analyzing credit applications from a wide array of clients. However, by the time I receive and review a credit application, usually my client?s customer is in arrears and whatever ...

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    Leaving the Legacy You Choose
    May 1, 2014 / Breaking Ground Magazine

    You have built your business from the ground up. You have nurtured and grown a legacy for your family. You want to retire. What will happen to your business when you leave it? We should start with a few statistics for those of you who think you’ve ...

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    Managing Risks in Hiring Independent Contractors to Transport Construction Materials and Equipment
    April 1, 2014 / Highway Builder

    Heavy-highway contractors engaged in transportation and infrastructure projects frequently rely on independent haulers to transport materials and equipment. This practice also pertains to excavators, utility contractors, precasters, steel ...

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    Construction in Brief: 2014 Volume 1
    April 1, 2014

    Spring has finally arrived! After a winter filled with shoveling and project delays due to weather, what a breath of fresh air spring brings. In this issue, a warm welcome to Jennifer Budd, who is our new associate editor.

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    Pa. High Court Keeps Tort Immunity For General Contractors
    March 27, 2014 / Law360

    Law360, Philadelphia (March 27, 2014, 2:50 PM ET) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday preserved a long-standing practice of immunizing general contractors from liability for injuries to subcontractors’ employees, overturning a $1.5 ...

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    COFC: Improper Referral to SBA Could Not Cure Awardee’s Defective Proposal
    March 25, 2014

    Reproduced with permission from Federal Contracts Report, 101 FCR 331 (March 25, 2014). Copyright 2014 by The Bureau of National Affairs,  Inc. (800-372-1033) http://www.bna.com Manus Medical LLC v. United States, 2014 BL 75443, Fed. Cl., No. ...

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    Cohen Seglias Grows Its Pittsburgh Presence
    March 24, 2014

    We’re Moving! Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC is pleased to announce the firm is moving its Pittsburgh Office to new space. 525 William Penn Place Suite 3005 Pittsburgh, PA 15219 The offices of 525 William Penn Place are prized for ...

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    Corporate Criminal Liability: Legal Causation and the Application of Absolute Vicarious Liability in the XTO Energy Prosecution
    March 21, 2014

    In this high-profile criminal prosecution of XTO Energy by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, the scope of corporate criminal liability for the actions of third parties is likely to take center stage later this year in the Pennsylvania ...

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    Marian Kornilowicz Earns the 2013 Preservation Alliance Rhoda and Permar Richards Award
    March 21, 2014

    Marian A. Kornilowicz, Chair of the Business Practice Group at Cohen Seglias, has been awarded the 2013 Preservation Alliance Rhoda and Permar Richards Award, for his dedicated service to the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia. The ...

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    Judge Awards Builder in Dispute With Township
    March 18, 2014 / The Legal Intelligencer

    Klipper Construction Associates v. Warwick Township Water and Sewer Authority $800,341 Verdict The Legal Intelligencer Date of Verdict: Feb. 12. Court and Case No.: C.P. Bucks No. 2009-1637-29-1. Judge: Clyde W. Waite. Type of Action: Breach of ...

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    Making Legal Project Management Part of Your Small to Mid-Sized Firm’s Culture
    March 17, 2014 / ABA Law Practice Today

    As clients seek more flexibility, predictability, and transparency in their legal services, alternative fee agreements, or AFAs, are becoming more common. AFAs are becoming more important to clients of small to mid-sized firms, who are demanding to ...

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    Platform Tools Fed. Claims Court Sends $3.7M Miami Dredging Row To Trial
    March 14, 2014 / Law360

    Law360, New York (March 14, 2014, 8:02 PM ET) — The U.S. Court of Federal Claims refused to grant summary judgment on Friday to either the government or Weston/Bean Joint Venture in a suit seeking $3.7 million for work WBJV performed dredging ...

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    A Construction Nightmare: Snow, Ice and Extreme Weather
    February 25, 2014

    This winter has seen unprecedented snow fall and cold temperatures. The record breaking conditions have wreaked havoc on construction projects. Whether you are a supplier, contractor, or developer, here is synopsis what you need to know about ...

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    Sniffing Out Fraud Among Diverse Suppliers
    February 25, 2014 / Diversity Executive

    Site visits and certification verification are just a few things companies can do to ensure their diverse suppliers are indeed diverse. Organizations with diverse supplier programs do all they can to ensure that participating firms are in fact ...

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    Cohen Seglias Starts 2014 with Strategic Promotions
    February 10, 2014

    The Philadelphia Office Promotes Key Firm Talent Philadelphia – February 10, 2014 – Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC is pleased to announce that Jennifer M. Horn has been promoted to Partner and Jeffrey ...

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    Bitcoin: Yet Another Source of Revenue for the IRS?
    February 4, 2014 / The Legal Intelligencer

    Bitcoin is an open-source, peer-to-peer payment network and digital currency that has been around since 2009. It is the most well known of the cryptocurrencies, which include Litecoin, Namecoin and Peercoin. Commercial use of Bitcoin is small ...

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    New Permitting and Licensure Requirements Take Effect in Philadelphia
    January 10, 2014

    In the City’s latest effort to improve upon safety, Philadelphia’s Licenses and Inspections Department (L&I) has issued new permitting and licensure requirements that took effect last week. The new requirements apply to all contractors ...

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    Crisis Readiness and Response: Steps to Proactively Preserving Your Company’s Reputation
    January 1, 2014 / Construction Today

    The construction industry is fraught with risk. The natural complexity of construction operations is compounded by increasingly tight schedules, innovative delivery methods, alternate project financing arrangements, weather and a host of other ...

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    2013 Holiday Toy Drive
    December 26, 2013

    Cohen Seglias is pleased to continue our tradition of supporting worthy causes during the holiday season. The Firm matched contributions from clients and staff, and together we were able to bring holiday joy to less fortunate children locally ...

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    Cohen Seglias Partner Wayne C. Buckwalter Named Five Star Wealth Manager
    December 20, 2013

    Cohen Seglias is pleased to announce that Wayne C. Buckwalter, Chair of the Firm’s Wealth Preservation Group, has once again been named a Five Star Wealth Manager. This elite group represents less than 4 percent of the wealth managers in the ...

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    SDVOSB Victory: Miles II – Court of Federal Claims Awards Attorneys’ Fees and Provides Further Guidance
    December 18, 2013 / Vet Like Me

    Edward T. DeLisle and Maria L. Panichelli authored an article “SDVOSB Victory: Miles II – Court of Federal Claims Awards Attorneys’ Fees and Provides Further Guidance” which appeared in Vet Like Me, a national news ...

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    American Legion Joins SDVOSB in “Veterans First” Appeal
    November 17, 2013 / Vet Like Me

    Edward T. DeLisle and Maria L. Panichelli authored an article “American Legion Joins SDVOSB in “Veterans First” Appeal” which appeared in Vet Like Me, a national news publication for Service-Disabled Business Owners.

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    Staying on the Right Side of the Law: Companies Need to be Aware of Contracting & Procurement Laws
    November 1, 2013 / Highway Builder Magazine

    Earlier this year, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced criminal charges against a former state senator, five former Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) officials and employees, and two former PTC contractors. The charges were ...

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    Negotiating OCP Policies
    November 1, 2013 / Construction Business Owner

    Jonathan A. Cass authored an article “Negotiating OCP Policies: Know the Benefits and Pitfalls of an Owners and Contractors Protective Liability Policy” which appeared in the November issue of Construction Business Owner.

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    Construction in Brief: 2013 Volume 4
    November 1, 2013

    We hope you’ve had a great year and are enjoying the holiday season. We are excited to celebrate our 25th Anniversary and to share some stories from the Firm’s history with you.

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    Delaware County Condo Association Settles Six-Year Dispute with Pulte Homes
    October 28, 2013

    Cohen Seglias has assisted a Newtown Square, Delaware County Condominium Association in reaching a $5.6 Million settlement agreement, ending a six year dispute with Pulte and its subsidiary Pulte Home Corporation of the Delaware Valley Homes. The ...

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    Criminal Corporate Liability: What Operators Must Know About The XTO Energy Prosecution
    October 18, 2013 / Pennsylvania Independent Oil And Gas Association (PIOGA) Press

    Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane recently charged XTO Energy, Inc., a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, with criminal violations of the Pennsylvania Solid Waste Management Act and the Clean Streams Law, based on an alleged discharge of waste ...

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    Judge Gene D. Cohen (Ret.) Launches “Ask Judge Gene” on CBS Philly Talk Radio 1210 WPHT
    October 17, 2013

    Cohen Seglias Partner and retired Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge, Gene D. Cohen, has launched a Legal Talk Radio Show on CBS Philly 1210 WPHT. The show, which airs on Sundays at 5:00 pm, aims to cover a variety of hot legal issues ...

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    Matthew Tom was awarded the 2013 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “Pursuit of Justice” Legal Writing Award
    October 16, 2013

     Photo: Philadelphia Bar Association Cohen Seglias Associate, Matthew G. Tom, was awarded the 2013 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “Pursuit of Justice” Legal Writing Award by the Philadelphia Bar Association. A redacted version ...

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    Philadelphia Building Energy Benchmarking Law
    October 11, 2013

    On June 21, 2012, the Philadelphia City Council unanimously passed the Building Energy Benchmarking Law, Bill No. 120428-A, requiring owners of nonresidential spaces of 50,000 square feet or more to track and report energy and water use. This past ...

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    Philadelphia Building Energy Benchmarking Law
    October 11, 2013

    On June 21, 2012, the Philadelphia City Council unanimously passed the Building Energy Benchmarking Law, Bill No. 120428-A, requiring owners of nonresidential spaces of 50,000 square feet or more to track and report energy and water use. This past ...

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    Best Options To Give Financial Help to Family and Friends
    September 18, 2013

    Many people are feeling pretty pessimistic about their finances and are wondering how they’re going to pay their bills. Their situation may be due to layoffs or stock market fluctuations among other things. If you have family and friends that ...

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    Look Before You Leap: Know the Law Before Joining the Housing Boom
    August 22, 2013 / Construction Today

    John Greenhall and Anthony Bottenfield authored an article, “Look Before You Leap: Know the Law Before Joining the Housing Boom” which appeared in Construction Today Magazine. “It is common knowledge that the construction ...

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    Three Attorneys Selected for the 2014 Best Lawyers List
    August 15, 2013

    We are pleased to announce that three Cohen Seglias attorneys have been named to the 2014 Best Lawyers in America® list. George Pallas was named to the Litigation – Construction category, Marc Furman for Employment Law Management and ...

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    James Gandolfini’s Will and Lessons for the Rest of Us
    August 1, 2013

    The unexpected death of James Gandolfini at the young age of 51 has sparked national interest about the will of the man who made Tony Soprano a household name. The problems it caused remind us about taxes, how to provide for family in a sensible ...

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    Construction in Brief: 2013 Volume 3
    August 1, 2013

    We hope everyone enjoyed their Summer and are now ready to gear up for a productive Fall. We are excited to announce the launch of the Firm’s Facebook page! Please like our company page for timely updates on Firm news and new legislation.

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    Inherited IRA Rules – What You Don’t Know Will Cost You
    July 25, 2013

    People who are named as IRA beneficiaries are often unfamiliar with the IRS rules to apply to taxable distributions following the death of the account owner. The rules differ dramatically for spouse and non spouse beneficiaries. A spouse beneficiary ...

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    Proposed Changes To PA Mechanics’ Lien Law Will Require Advance Notice To Preserve Lien Claim Rights
    June 20, 2013

    As most contractors recall, the Pennsylvania Lien Law was modified in 2007 to reinstate lien rights.  We have previously reported on proposed changes to the lien law and lien rights preservation.  Additional proposed changes to the lien law, if ...

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    Cohen Seglias Attorney Named to the 2013 edition of Chambers USA
    May 28, 2013

    Cohn Seglias is pleased to announce that Marc Furman has been named to The 2013 edition of Chambers USA: Pennsylvania Labor & Employment list, band 4. He was favorably described as "very personable, very professional and very ...

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    Cohen Seglias Attorneys Named 2013 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
    May 17, 2013

    We are pleased to announce that thirteen attorneys have been named Super Lawyers and four attorneys have been named Rising Stars, by Law & Politics Magazine in their 2013 edition. The Firm's Pennsylvania Super ...

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    Construction in Brief: 2013 Volume 2
    May 1, 2013

    We hope everyone is enjoying the warm weather! For those of you who do public work, make sure to check out the article regarding the pitfalls of seeking legal recourse against a government entity – know your rights!

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    Covered Device Recycling Act
    March 1, 2013

    Steve Williams authored an article, “Covered Device Recycling Act” which appeared in the PMHA Newsletter, Pennsylvania Perspective. PMHA is the Pennsylvania Manufactured Housing Association.

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    Cohen Seglias Wins Big Case for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
    February 22, 2013

    By: Edward T. DeLisle For many Veterans and Service-Disabled Veterans attempting to do business with the Department of Veterans Affairs, the hope outlined in the Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006 (the ...

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    Construction in Brief: 2013 Volume 1
    February 1, 2013

    We are very excited to announce that Lisa Wampler has been named Partner in the Construction Group; she is based in the Pittsburgh office. Please join us in congratulating her!

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    Lisa M. Wampler Named Partner with Cohen Seglias
    January 2, 2013

    Firm Announces Attorney Promotions; First Female Construction Partner in the Pittsburgh Office  Philadelphia – January 2, 2013 – Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC is pleased to announce that Lisa M. Wampler has been ...

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    Judge Gene D. Cohen (Ret.) Joins Cohen Seglias
    January 2, 2013

    Firm Announces New Lateral Hires and Attorney Promotions   Philadelphia – January 2, 2013 – Cohen Seglias is pleased to announce that Judge Gene D. Cohen (Ret.) has joined the Firm as a Partner in the Commercial Litigation ...

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    EMPLOYERS: Hold Off Posting Notice of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act
    May 2, 2012

    A federal appeals court has temporarily enjoined the April 30, 2012 deadline for employers to post the Notice of Employee Rights under the National Labor Relations Act. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia recently ordered that the ...

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    NEW UPDATE: Employers Catch A Break With Postponement of Employee Rights Notice Requirement
    October 7, 2011

    Just in time for the Fall Classic! Within moments after sending Wednesday’s email update about the National Labor Relations Board’s publication of its employee rights notice, we learned that the Board decided to push back the notice deadline to ...

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    How Will the Tax Relief Act of 2010 Impact Your Estate Plan?
    January 9, 2011

    On December 17, 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Act).  The compromise legislation became effective on January 1, 2011, but is only temporary, as most ...