Practice Areas & Industries: Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC

 





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Since the Firm was established in 1988, our attorneys have represented every potential party to a dispute on a construction project, including owners, developers, sureties, design professionals, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers. We have litigated, arbitrated and mediated cases from Maine to Florida and from New Jersey to Hawaii. Over the years, we have worked for our clients on virtually every type of construction project including: major office buildings, stadiums, hospitals, shopping centers, condominiums, government buildings, bridges, water treatment plants, petro-chemical plants, highways, airports, factories, and schools.

With our first hand knowledge of the construction industry, our attorneys are equipped to assess problems quickly and assist in the tactical and strategic decisions that can make the difference between a project wrought with problems and one that is successfully completed. We are involved in all phases of construction projects, and our attorneys work with our clients to answer day-to-day questions with respect to:

  • Contract negotiations and document preparation
     
  • Bid protests and bid withdrawals on public projects
     
  • Injunctions
     
  • Complex operational and financial issues that arise during a project
     
  • Delay, disruption, and acceleration claims process
     
  • Surety bond claims
     
  • Contracting on the Federal, State, and local levels
     
  • Construction changes and differing site conditions
     
  • Mechanics' and Construction Lien Laws
     
  • Government procurement and Miller Act issues
     
  • Corporate compliance and dispute procedures
     
  • Affirmative action and hiring goals on construction projects

 
 
Articles Authored by Lawyers at this office:

Contemporaneous Documentation is Not Always a Good Thing
Michael H. Payne, October 15, 2014
There is no question that documentation is an important part in the resolution of any construction dispute. Particularly contemporaneous documents - documents that are created at the time that events occur. Quality control reports, daily logs, and timely letters all fall into the...

Court Upholds Rights of Small Business Dredging Contractors
Michael H. Payne,Robert G. Ruggieri, October 14, 2014
In a bid protest argued by our firm before the United States Court of Federal Claims on September 23, 2014, the Court ruled in favor of our client, RLB Contracting, Inc., (RLB) in a matter involving the designation of the dredging exception to NAICS code 237990, which is for “Other Heavy and...

Shafer Electric & Construction v. Mantia: PA Supreme Court Holds That Noncompliance with the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act Does Not Entitle Homeowners to Free Work
Matthew L. Erlanger,Jennifer M. Horn, September 02, 2014
Pennsylvania’s Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act (“HICPA”), which went into effect in 2009, generally requires that home improvement contracts be in writing and contain thirteen specific items (including the contractor’s home improvement contractor registration...