Greetings from the Editorial Team at Construction in Brief! 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. We are also covering a recent decision, Milton Regional Sewer Authority v. Travelers Casualty & Surety Co. of America, bringing good news for Pennsylvania contractors. We also discuss important insurance coverage issues on New Jersey projects.
We hope you will enjoy this last issue of the year and wish you a wonderful new year!
New Managing Partner
We are pleased to announce that George Pallas will become Managing Partner effective January 1, 2017. A founding member of the Firm, George currently serves as treasurer and member of the Firm Board. He counsels a wide range of construction clients including general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers on both public and private projects. George handles matters involving commercial, industrial, institutional and residential construction, heavy highway, water supply and treatment, solid hazardous waste, school and various other multi-prime projects.
Please join us in welcoming new associates across two of our offices: Kate Emert Gleason and Thomas Raccuia.
Kate Emert Gleason joins the Firm as an Associate in the Construction Group in Philadelphia. Kate was a summer associate last year and we are happy to welcome her back. While at Temple University Beasley School of Law, Kate was a Comment Editor for the International and Comparative Law Journal and a Fellow of the Rubin Public Interest Law Honor Society. Kate also brings litigation experience as a paralegal at a large New York City firm.
Thomas Raccuia joins the Firm as an Associate in the Construction Group in New York, where he concentrates his practice in construction litigation. Prior to joining Cohen Seglias, Thomas’s practice was focused in construction labor law litigation and professional liability litigation. Thomas graduated from Fordham University School of Law, where he was an Associate Editor of the Fordham Law Review.
Cohen Seglias has always been committed to improving the heart health and overall wellness of our employees and their families. This year, Ed Seglias was a member of the Executive Leadership Team for the Philadelphia Heart Walk and was joined by more than 50 employees and family members raising funds for the American Heart Association’s walks in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
The Firm continues its commitment to support Habitat for Humanity’s mission to help families achieve the dream of homeownership by building safe, sustainable and affordable homes. The Cohen Seglias Build Team recently worked at Habitat Philadelphia’s Diamond Park site.