Greetings from the Editorial Team at Construction in Brief! 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. We also continue our coverage of the big changes to the Pennsylvania Lien Law and new requirements for demolition contractors in Philadelphia. We hope you will enjoy this first issue of 2017!
We are pleased to announce that Lori Wisniewski Azzara and Maria Panichelli were promoted to Partner, effective January 1st.
Lori divides her time between the Firm’s Pittsburgh and Kentucky offices, and actively practices in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. She is a member of the Firm’s Construction and Green Building & Sustainability Groups and is co-editor of the Firm’s construction blog. Lori counsels clients in all construction related matters, including contract negotiation, construction defect claims, claims for delay and inefficiency, and mechanics’ liens, and has also successfully assisted clients in procuring minority and woman-owned business certifications.
Maria divides her time between the Firm’s Philadelphia and Washington, DC offices, and practices in the Federal Contracting and Construction Groups. Her practice focuses on federal contracting matters, including bid protests, REAs, CDA contract claims and appeals, and compliance counseling. Maria also assists clients in all aspects of small business procurement, including eligibility analyses, certification, and asserting/defending against size and status protests. She works closely with a number of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers, providing educational content for a variety of government contractors. She is also a community partner at Govology, a legal content contributor to VetLikeMe, Targetgov, GovBizConnect, and Onvia, and is a faculty member at the Government Contracting Institute.
New Construction Chair
We are pleased to announce that Jason Copley has been named Chair of the Construction Group. Jason, who previously served as Firm Managing Partner for six years, is ready to take on this new leadership role at the Firm.
Please welcome Zachary D. Sanders, who joins the Firm as an Associate in the Construction Group in Philadelphia and concentrates his practice on construction litigation, assisting the Firm’s clients with delay and design defect claims, contract disputes, mechanics’ liens, and bond claims. Prior to joining Cohen Seglias, Zachary was a commercial litigator and represented large corporations, closely-held organizations, and individuals in a variety of legal issues. Zachary graduated cum laude from Drexel University Thomas Kline School of Law. He interned at the Delaware County and Philadelphia County District Attorneys’ Offices, helping to prosecute hundreds of felony and misdemeanor offenses.
9th Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar
Please join us for our annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar series featuring the latest labor and employment issues impacting your business. Topics include:
- A Look Back at 2016 and What to Expect Under the Trump Administration
- Popcorn and Employment Law: HR Lessons from the Movies & Television — The Sequel
- Top Ten Ways to Mess Up a Workplace Investigation
April 26 at the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue
May 3 at the Hershey Country Club
May 10 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh