Cohen Seglias has a significant presence in the construction industry representing construction and construction industry-related businesses. Over the past 30 years, we have grown from a three-attorney practice to one of the largest construction practices on the East Coast. Our nearly 50 fulltime construction attorneys represent more than 1,000 clients in the industry, including managers, general contractors, suppliers, design professionals, and a wide range of specialty trade subcontractors such as electrical, mechanical, concrete, flooring, and architectural glass. Over the years, we have worked for our clients on all types of projects, including bridges, water treatment plants, petrochemical plants, dams, highways, major office buildings, stadiums, hospitals, shopping centers, condominiums, government buildings, airports, factories, and schools.
We have a record of success from our “boots on the ground” experience, and we achieve results by speaking the same language as our clients. Prior to practicing law, many of our attorneys worked in the construction industry and a number hold degrees in construction-related fields such as architecture and engineering. We hold leadership positions in many local, regional, and national construction industry organizations and serve as counsel to the American Institute of Steel Construction, the Architectural Glass and Metal Association, the Mid-Atlantic Steel Fabricators Association, the Utility and Transportation Contractors Association of New Jersey, the National Electrical Contractors Association – Penn-Del-Jersey Chapter, the American Subcontractors Association of Western PA, Associated Builders and Contractors – New Jersey Chapter, Associated Builders and Contractors – Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter, and the Construction Industry Advancement Program of New Jersey. We also regularly participate in many other construction organizations, all of which give us valuable insight into the current challenges contractors face. This allows us to assess problems quickly and assist clients with the tactical and strategic decisions that make the difference between a project with problems and one that is completed successfully despite the challenges they face.
At Cohen Seglias, we are involved in all phases of construction projects. We have extensive experience at the federal, state, and local levels, working to resolve virtually every issue that may arise. Our attorneys also work with clients to answer day-to-day questions on a wide variety of matters, including:
- Bid protests and bid withdrawals on public projects
- Disputes involving complex operational and financial issues
- Losses of efficiency such as delay, disruption, and acceleration claims
- Construction changes and differing site conditions
- Lien and bond claims
- Contract negotiation and document preparation
- Surety bond claims
- Contracting at the federal, state, and local levels
- Affirmative action and hiring goals on construction projects