Greetings from the Editorial Team at Construction in Brief! We are excited to introduce our new Partner, Cheryl Santaniello, who just joined the Business Transactions Group in Delaware. In the Wilmington Office Q&A, you will learn more about the experience she offers the Firm’s clients. In this issue, we provide valuable information for contractors submitting bids to the City of Philadelphia. We are also covering a recent case, Alpha Painting & Construction Co., Inc. v. Delaware River Port Authority, affecting contractors on public jobs in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
We hope you will enjoy this issue of Construction in Brief!
Please join us in welcoming Partner Cheryl A. Santaniello to the Business Transactions and Real Estate Groups in the Wilmington office. Drawing on over 25 years of legal experience, she provides general counsel to her clients on a wide range of legal matters. Cheryl has a broad range of experience within the business transactional, commercial real estate, and lending areas, having represented purchasers, sellers, lenders, developers, landlords, and tenants in business, real estate, and lending matters. Cheryl has significant experience negotiating sophisticated corporate contracts and vendor agreements and representing business clients in complex sales and acquisitions. She has developed an in-depth commercial leasing practice negotiating complex ground leases, shopping center leases, and office leases. Cheryl has also developed a varied lending practice representing lenders in commercial loans, workouts, and the purchase and sale of loans.
We are also happy to welcome Jeffrey E. Jakob, who joined the Construction Group in Philadelphia as an Associate. He counsels owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in construction-related disputes. Jeff represents clients in state and federal litigation, as well as in arbitration and mediation. Prior to joining Cohen Seglias, Jeff served judicial clerkships in the US District Court of New Jersey and the New Jersey Superior Court, Law Division, Burlington County. Jeff attended law school at Temple University Beasley School of Law.
2018 Best Lawyers in America
We are pleased to announce that five Cohen Seglias attorneys have been included in the 2018 Edition of Best Lawyers in America, in four practice areas:
|Ed Seglias||Construction Law, Litigation – Construction|
|George Pallas||Construction Law, Litigation – Construction|
|John Greenhall||Construction Law|
|Marc Furman||Employment Law Management & Labor Law Management|
|Jason Copley||Litigation – Construction|
Pittsburgh Habitat Build Day
Our Pittsburgh office recently joined Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh for a build day at its renovation site in Duquesne, PA.