Welcome to the fall edition of Construction in Brief! In this issue, we provide the latest information on a number of legislative changes affecting your business. You will learn about new amendments to the Pennsylvania contractor and subcontractor payment act, changes to Pennsylvania’s arbitration law, and a new building code adopted by the City of Philadelphia. Another hot topic we are covering is the newly imposed tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, and cost-saving tips for contractors that are affected. Please reach out to us with any topics you would like to see in a future issue of the newsletter.
Please join us in welcoming new hires in Philadelphia and Newark.
Timothy Furin joins the Government Contracting Group in Philadelphia. He draws on his background as an acquisition law specialist in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps to help clients navigate the federal government procurement process. Tim counsels contractors of all sizes on a wide range of government procurement law matters, including bid protests, contract claims and appeals, formation and administration, and ethics and compliance. He also advises his clients on suspension and debarment matters, Other Transaction Authorities, and subcontract negotiations and disputes. Tim has extensive experience before the Government Accountability Office, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, and the Court of Federal Claims, as well as various other federal and state courts.
Brooks Doyne joins the Construction Group in the Newark office. He counsels general contractors, subcontractors, and construction managers on all aspects of construction law. Brooks is an experienced litigator and represents clients in state and federal courts throughout New Jersey. He also has experience in professional liability and commercial litigation, and in petitioning for a guardianship concerning alleged incapacitated individuals, including serving as court-appointed counsel for alleged incapacitated individuals and serving as a guardian ad litem. Brooks is a graduate of Rutgers University Law School and completed a clerkship with The Honorable Robert L. Polifroni, Presiding Judge of the Civil Division in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County.
2019 Best Lawyers in America
Seven Cohen Seglias attorneys have been included in the 2019 Edition of Best Lawyers in America:
- Roy Cohen, Litigation – Construction
- 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
- Shawn Farrell, Litigation – Construction
We are excited to announce the firm’s new user-friendly website with enhanced mobile functionality. We invite you to explore at www.cohenseglias.com!