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    Creditors’ Rights Our Group represents financial services and creditor clients in bankruptcy, reorganizations, receiverships, restructurings, workout and forbearance agreements, commercial foreclosures and insolvency, and bankruptcy-related ...
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    Rising Cost of Construction Materials and Its Effect on the Legal Landscape | Publications
    August 11, 2021
    It is no secret that the prices of construction materials and equipment have been skyrocketing. The costs of lumber, steel, copper, glass, and PVC, for example, have increased dramatically since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and through the ...
    The Ever-Shifting Legal Landscape of Joint Employment: Guest View | Publications
    September 28, 2018
    Joint employment has kept labor and employment lawyers busy in recent years. The concept of joint employment means that an employee can be simultaneously, or “jointly,” employed by two or more entities that exercise, or have the right to ...
    Legal Landscape: Big Changes in Affiliation and Compliance Rules | Publications
    March 5, 2015
    Introduction to the Authors and to the Series Welcome to the first edition of Legal Landscape, a series designed to provide government contractors with a quick, but thorough, summary of important legal developments and regulations in government ...
    A Shifting Landscape in Our Nation’s Labor Law 2017 Went Out With a Bang | Publications
    February 1, 2018
    In my 20 years representing contractors – union and nonunion alike – I feel the pain that many have felt, especially in recent years, over decisions that have been handed down by the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”). Before we go any ...
    The Dotted Line: Beefing Up Davis-Bacon Compliance | Media Mentions
    March 30, 2021
    Jonathan Landesman spoke with Construction Dive about the Davis-Bacon federal wage rules. In the article, he cautions construction companies that it is not always clear-cut if a construction project is subject to Davis-Bacon. Jon said, “Even if in ...
    Does Your Website Trigger Liability in California? | Publications
    December 15, 2020
    Now may be the time to audit your website to ensure that it is accessible to blind or visually impaired visitors. A recent case in California, coupled with ADA requirements, makes it easier for unwitting businesses with an online presence to be ...
    Lorman: Fixed Price vs. Cost-Plus: How to Choose and Use Project Delivery Methods in Light of Fraud and Collusion | Event
    May 20, 2019
    Carol Sigmond hosted her Lorman webinar CLE on project delivery methods on Monday, June 24. This webinar explained the fundamentals of fixed price and cost-plus contracts, which dominate the field of project delivery methods. We explored the ...
    Announcing New Practice Group: Construction Contracts & Risk Management | Newsletter
    April 1, 2019
    Construction Contracts & Risk Management Group In 2018, laws concerning construction contracts and projects changed in many states. For example, Pennsylvania modified its Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act, changing notice requirements and ...
    Half-Day Construction Symposium | Event
    January 7, 2019
    Michael Metz-Topodas presented two topics at the American Subcontractors Association of Central PA and Pennsylvania Builders Exchange Half-Day Construction Symposium. What Do I Do Now?! How to Handle an OSHA Inspection An OSHA inspection can affect ...
    Fixed Price vs. Cost-Plus: How to Choose and Use Project Delivery Methods in Light of Fraud and Collusion | Event
    June 20, 2018
    On June 20, Carol Sigmond  presented her Lorman webinar on project delivery methods. GAIN AN UNDERSTANDING OF PROJECT DELIVERY METHODS, THEIR IMPLICATIONS, AND THE CURRENT LEGAL LANDSCAPE. This topic explains the fundamentals of fixed price ...
    Lorman: Fixed Price vs. Cost-Plus: How to Choose and Use Project Delivery Methods in Light of Fraud and Collusion | Event
    October 19, 2017
    On October 19, Cohen Seglias Partner Carol Sigmond conducted her Lorman Education Services webinar, “Fixed Price vs. Cost-Plus: How to Choose and Use Project Delivery Methods in Light of Fraud and Collusion“. GAIN A GREATER ...
    Updated: Why Would a University Pay a Scientist Found Guilty of Misconduct to Leave? | Media Mentions
    July 31, 2017
    Cohen Seglias partner Paul Thaler weighed in on the “honest error” defense for researchers involved in misconduct proceedings for the Science article, “Why would a university pay a scientist found guilty of misconduct to ...
    Lorman: Fixed Price vs. Cost-Plus: How to Choose and Use Project Delivery Methods in Light of Fraud and Collusion | Event
    February 28, 2017
    Cohen Seglias Partner Carol Sigmond presented on February 28 for her Lorman Education Services webinar, “Fixed Price vs. Cost-Plus: How to Choose and Use Project Delivery Methods in Light of Fraud and Collusion“. Gain a greater ...
    Lorman: Fixed Price vs. Cost-Plus: How to Choose and Use Project Delivery Methods in Light of Fraud and Collusion | Event
    August 25, 2016
    If you missed Carol Sigmond’s Lorman webinar, “Fixed Price vs. Cost-Plus: How to Choose and Use Project Delivery Methods in Light of Fraud and Collusion“, from August 25th it is now available on the Lorman website. Gain a ...
    Returning to the Workplace: Top 10 Employment Law Issues Facing Employers | Event
    July 1, 2021
    As COVID-19 restrictions lift across the country, employers are increasingly calling workers back to the office, some for the first time since March 2020. But before rushing back to their pre-pandemic operations, employers may need to brush up on ...
    What’s New? | Newsletter
    July 1, 2020
    In our second issue of 2020, we give you the tools to decide whether to terminate a construction contract for cause. In addition, you will learn about how your company can avoid becoming entangled with disadvantaged business entity fraud. You will ...
    ASACP & PBX: Off to Work We Go (Sort of) – Preparing to Resume Construction Work in PA on May 1 | Event
    April 24, 2020
    Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf recently announced the construction industry can resume operations starting May 1, 2020. The decision brought relief and excitement to contractors eager to get back to work. However, this does not mean “business as ...
    What’s New? | Newsletter
    April 2, 2020
    In our first issue of 2020, you will learn about the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the construction industry. As a party to a construction contract, we address how you can effectively adapt to this fluid and perilous situation. In addition, ...
    COVID-19 Update: What Construction Activity Is Permitted in DC, Maryland, and Virginia? | Publications
    March 30, 2020
    On March 12, 2020, Virginia joined Maryland and the District of Columbia in declaring a state of emergency in connection with the rising number of confirmed coronavirus diagnoses in the DC Metro area. Since then, both state governments and the ...
    Coronavirus Update: Is Your Construction Site Still Open? | Publications
    March 23, 2020
    Please Note: This article was updated on Monday, March 30, 2020 to reflect the latest legal and regulatory developments. With the number of reported cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) increasing, the governors of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and ...
    History and Legislative Intent of the SECURE Act | Publications
    February 12, 2020
    Buried at the end of last year’s mundane spending bill was the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Savings Act (the SECURE Act), which drastically changes the way retirement accounts function. It is important to understand not only the major ...
    Other Transaction Agreements: A Two-Part Webinar Series | Event
    August 7, 2018
    Other Transaction Agreements (OTAs) are becoming more common as the Department of Defense (DoD) looks to modernize and streamline the procurement process. In this two-part webinar series, Partners Tim Furin and Maria Panichelli reviewed OTAs ...
    What’s New | Newsletter
    February 1, 2018
    Brief Note: We hope that you are having a productive start to the new year. In this issue, you will learn some useful strategies for buying and selling construction materials and receive an update on the Pennsylvania Construction Notices Directory. ...
    A New Decade Dawns for AIA Contracts | Publications
    August 22, 2017
    For the construction law bar, the ubiquitous and widespread use of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) contracts by public entities, developers, owners, contractors and architects all but assures their continued presence in ...
    Five Tips for Successfully Drafting Pa. Legislation | Publications
    August 1, 2017
    I have never met an attorney who did not believe that he was perfectly capable of drafting legislation. This confidence may come from a mastery of the case law governing the subject matter of the ­proposed legislation. Or perhaps it derives from ...
    Criminal Corporate Liability: What Operators Must Know About The XTO Energy Prosecution | Publications
    October 18, 2013
    Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane recently charged XTO Energy, Inc., a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, with criminal violations of the Pennsylvania Solid Waste Management Act and the Clean Streams Law, based on an alleged discharge of waste ...
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    Construction Contracts: The Basics
    In the world of construction litigation, everything begins and ends with your contract. Although contract drafting and negotiation may feel like a burdensome process that stands in the way of commencing work and earning profits, it is probably one ...
    And We’re Back! (Sort of): Regulatory Compliance for Resuming Construction Work in PA on May 1
    The construction industry can resume operations statewide starting May 1, 2020 under recent orders from Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf. The Governor’s decision brought relief and excitement to contractors eager to get back to work. It also brought ...
    COVID-19 Resources
    As the effects of the coronavirus pandemic evolve, the rules are changing every day as federal, state, and local lawmakers issue new regulations, restrictions, and reporting requirements. Cohen Seglias attorneys are closely monitoring the legal and ...
    OSHA Review: What You May Have Missed In the Past Six Months
    The past six months have seen plenty of activity from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The following recaps the developments affecting the construction industry. As each changes the regulatory landscape, construction ...
    Schuylkill Products: Important Lessons and Reminders about the Power of the False Claims Act
    By: Jennifer M. Horn, Daniel E. Fierstein and Katherine Tohanczyn As many federal government contractors know, the False Claims Act (FCA) is a tool used by the federal government to deter fraud. Those found to have knowingly submitted false ...