Daniel E. Fierstein: Lawyer with Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC

Daniel E. Fierstein


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  • Construction
    University Emory University, B.A. Phi Beta Kappa
    Law SchoolBoston University School of Law, J.D.
    Admitted2009, New Jersey; 2009, Pennsylvania

    DANIEL E. FIERSTEIN is an Associate in the Construction Group of Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC and focuses his practice on construction law.

    Dan counsels clients at all tiers of the construction industry, including general contractors, subcontractors, owners, developers, and design professionals. He represents these clients at all phases of construction from contract negotiation through project closeout. Dan has considerable experience prosecuting and defending a variety of construction claims, including mechanics' liens, bond claims, contractual claims, and bid protests. Dan's approach is to help the client define its goals--whether that means bringing a project to completion while avoiding litigation or vigorously pursuing a claim for non-payment--and to achieve those objectives in the most cost effective and efficient manner as the circumstances will allow.

    Dan serves as an Associate Editor to the Firm's construction blog, Construction Law Signal. He is conversationally proficient in Spanish.

    Prior to joining Cohen Seglias, Dan was a summer associate at a large law firm in Philadelphia. He also served as an intern for the Honorable Jane Cutler Greenspan. While in law school, Dan authored Kosovo's Declaration of Independence: an Incident Analysis of Legality, Policy and Future Implications, 26 B.U. Int'l L.J. 417 and participated in the Boston University Asylum & Human Rights Clinic.


    · American Bar Association (ABA) - Member of the Forum on the Construction Industry Section


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    Messy Solar Construction Litigation Sheds a Little Light on the Intersection of New Jersey Lien Statutes and Public Private Partnership
    Daniel E. Fierstein,Jennifer M. Horn, April 1, 2014
    A recent case before the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey (Morris County Improvement Authority and Somerset County Improvement Authority v. Power Partners Mastec, LLC) involving solar construction has shed light (pun intended) on the complications associated with projects that...

    New Permitting and Licensure Requirements Take Effect in Philadelphia
    Daniel E. Fierstein,Catherine Nguyen, January 8, 2014
    As we reflect upon the past year, few in the Delaware Valley will forget the fateful day in June when a building located at 22nd and Market Streets collapsed in the midst of demolition work performed by contractor Griffin Campbell, which claimed six lives. In an effort to improve safety and prevent...

    Whatever it Takes? School District of Philadelphia Sues Dozens of its Architecture and Design Professionals
    Daniel E. Fierstein,Lane F. Kelman, September 11, 2013
    As schools across the country open, most people in the Delaware Valley are well aware of the School District of Philadelphia’s financial woes. As the School District considers measures to help close its massive budget deficit, it has recently begun to take legal action that is particularly...

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    Daniel E. Fierstein

    30 South 17th Street
    PhiladelphiaPA 19103


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