In this issue, you will learn practical tips on how to avoid the risks of unpredictable pricing as well as an update on the availability of steel and aluminum for construction projects. We also cover issues that contractors should be aware of and recent case law affecting New Jersey’s “no damages for delay” provisions on public projects. Below, you can read our Q&A with the Chair of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Group, Steve Williams.
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Marc B. Cytryn joined our Labor & Employment Group as an associate in the Philadelphia office. He represents clients in a broad range of employment litigation matters including discrimination, harassment, whistleblower, wage and hour, and restrictive covenant disputes in both federal and state courts. Marc helps employers prevent claims by counseling them on day-to-day workplace issues and compliance with federal, state, and local laws. He reviews and drafts employee handbooks, employment agreements, and severance contracts, and conducts training for businesses on equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment in the workplace.
Prior to joining Cohen Seglias, Marc was a labor and employment attorney at a national law firm, where his practice focused on counseling and defending businesses in employment litigation matters.
Tiffany R. Marini joined the firm’s Philadelphia office as a construction associate. She represents contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, and owners in litigation involving delay and defect claims, contract and change order disputes, and mechanics’ liens and bond claims on both private and public projects. Tiffany is a strong advocate for her clients in all stages of the litigation process, providing guidance and insight to help them achieve optimal results.
Before joining the firm, Tiffany was an associate at a large regional law firm where she represented design professionals and property owners in professional and general liability claims.
Timothy R. Ryan joined Cohen Seglias’ Newark, New Jersey office as a construction associate. He counsels general contractors, subcontractors, construction managers, and design professionals on all aspects of construction law. Tim is an experienced litigator, representing clients in construction litigation matters throughout the state and federal courts of New Jersey. He also has significant experience litigating construction lawsuits arising out of design claims.
You can read Tim and Mike McKenna’s article on New Jersey’s “no damages for delay” provisions below.
Paul E. Simon joined our Washington, DC office as an associate. As part of the firm’s Scientific Misconduct Group, he represents scientists who have been accused of plagiarism, fabrication, or falsification of data in the context of scientific research supported by federal funds. Paul also has experience in a wide array of civil and criminal litigation, as well as internal and external white-collar investigations.
Before joining Cohen Seglias, Paul gained experience working for a large, international law firm and for a small litigation boutique.
Stasha M. Sosnowicz returns to Cohen Seglias as an associate in our Construction Group. She focuses her practice on construction litigation, representing contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, owners, and other parties on a wide variety of construction projects. Stasha was previously a summer associate with the firm. She worked closely with attorneys in the firm’s Construction and Insurance Coverage & Risk Management Groups, conducting legal research and drafting memoranda and a variety of other legal documents.
Cohen Seglias Attorneys Named to 2020 Best Lawyers® List
We are pleased to announce that seven Cohen Seglias attorneys are included in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Lawyers are selected for inclusion based on an exhaustive peer-review process.
Roy S. Cohen, Litigation – Construction
Edward Seglias, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction
George E. Pallas, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction
John A. Greenhall, Construction Law
Marc Furman, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management
Jason A. Copley, Litigation – Construction
Shawn R. Farrell, Litigation – Construction
Cohen Seglias’ Washington, DC Office Building Success with Habitat for Humanity of Washington, DC
2019 Philadelphia Heart Walk & Gearing Up for the 2020 Hard Hats for Heart
Cohen Seglias is proud to continue our partnership with the American Heart Association for the fourth year in a row! On November 2, The Cohen Seglias team was joined by family, friends, and pets at the 2019 Philadelphia Heart Walk in support of the AHA’s mission to build healthier lives free of heart diseases and stroke. Leading up to the walk, the firm hosted various fundraising events throughout September and October and raised over $2,500.
In spring 2020, the firm is sponsoring AHA’s Hard Hats for Heart, a home run derby event at Citizens Bank Park to bring awareness to the need for better heart health within the Philadelphia construction industry. Cohen Seglias attorney Robert O’Brien is a member of the Executive Leadership Team for the event. For sponsorship opportunities and information on other ways to get involved, contact Robbie at email@example.com.
For more information about Cohen Seglias news and events, contact the firm’s Marketing Director, Kerstin Isaacs, at 267.238.4730 or firstname.lastname@example.org.