Greetings from the Editorial Team at Construction in Brief! In this issue, 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. Enjoy the end of summer and bring along this latest edition of Construction in Brief.
On June 29, we merged with Washington, DC-based Thaler Liebeler LLP. Paul Thaler, nationally known for his work in scientific and research misconduct matters, will merge his experience with that of Cohen Seglias’ Partner Christopher Carusone, chair of the Government Law & Regulatory Affairs Group, to form a new Internal Investigations practice group. The merger strengthens the Firm’s Government Contracting Group, which has grown rapidly over the last seven years. Closer proximity to key federal courts, construction trade associations and other agencies with whom the Firm works on a daily basis, provides key advantages for both the Construction and Federal Contracting practice groups. In addition to Paul, attorneys in the DC office will include senior counsel Karen Karas and associate Jackson Nichols.
Cohen Seglias now numbers 60 attorneys in nine locations. You can learn more about the new DC office in this issue’s Q&A on page 7.
Please join us in welcoming Michael Richard to our Government Contracting Group. As an associate, Michael focuses his practice on helping small businesses navigate the requirements of the SBA, assisting contractors with their day-to-day business challenges, including drafting and negotiating contracts and contract administration. He is a proud University of Washington Huskie, graduating with honors from both the undergraduate and law school programs.
Cohen Seglias’ Construction and Labor & Employment Groups Recognized by Chambers USA
Again this year the Firm was recognized by Chambers USA. We’d like to send a special thank you to our clients, as Chambers’ researchers rely heavily on your feedback. We couldn’t have done it without you! The Construction Group was acknowledged for “being very good at negotiating” and not “let(ting) things drag out. Resolutions come quickly and without a lot of delay and they get right to the point.” Chambers’ researchers highlighted Roy Cohen as experienced in representing a broad spectrum of clients in the construction industry and sources praised him as “tenacious and able to navigate through problems.” Ed Seglias was recognized for his jury trial practice: “He is very knowledgeable about construction law and aggressive in fighting for (his clients’) interests.” Researchers found that Marc Furman is well-respected for his representation of employers in labor disputes and for “really going out of his way to help his clients.”
Women’s Initiative Golf Clinic
The Cohen Seglias Women’s Initiative held its first Golf Clinic at Trump National Golf Club Philadelphia on May 14th!