Edward T. DeLisle: Lawyer with Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC

Edward T. DeLisle


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Practice Areas

  • Construction
  • Federal Contracting
Contact InfoTelephone: 215.564.1700
Fax: (267) 238-4418
University St. Joseph's University, cum laude
Law SchoolTemple School of Law, J.D.
AdmittedPennsylvania; New Jersey; U.S. Court of Federal Claims; U.S. Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; U.S. Supreme Court of New Jersey; Civilian Board of Contract Appeals; U.S. District Court; U.S. Court of Appeals; U.S. District Court; U.S. District Court; Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals; U.S. District Court


•National 8(a) Association

•Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)

•The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)


EDWARD T. DeLISLE is a Partner in the Construction and Federal Contracting Groups of Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC. He concentrates his practice in the areas of construction law, construction litigation and small business procurement and litigation. He has drafted and negotiated construction contracts, teaming agreements and joint venture agreements for subcontractors, contractors, developers and owners. Ed also actively monitors the progress of his client's construction projects in order to safeguard those rights and remedies to which they are entitled. He has litigated, arbitrated and mediated complex construction and procurement cases in various jurisdictions and forums throughout the area.

Ed counsels clients in all aspects of small business procurement. He has assisted clients in obtaining certification as small, and small disadvantaged, businesses at the municipal, state and federal level. He has participated in bid protests involving Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned, HUBZone and 8(a) set-aside contracts and regularly assists with responding to best-value procurements at the state and federal level. Ed also assists companies, both foreign and domestic, in international disputes involving the United States Government. He is currently representing clients in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon and other areas around the world.

Ed has been a frequent lecturer and author on issues of concern to the construction and federal contracting industries. He has presented at the National 8(a) Association Conference in Anchorage, Alaska and in Orlando, FL as well as at the AGC Federal Contractors Conference in Washington, DC. Most recently, Ed spoke at AGC of America's national conference in Las Vegas, where he discussed hot topics in federal government contracts. Ed has also lectured on how to appropriately team on federal projects, effective project documentation, strategies to obtain payment on construction projects and the legal protections provided by the lien laws of various jurisdictions. He has addressed the issue of teaming as part of seminars in Orlando, Florida, Savannah, Georgia and Hartford, Connecticut.

Ed is a contributor to Government Contracts Law360 and is a frequent author for the Firm's Federal Construction Contracting Blog.

News & Publications

COFC: Improper Referral to SBA Could Not Cure Awardee's Defective Proposal
March 25, 2014

SDVOSB Victory: Miles II - Court of Federal Claims Awards Attorneys' Fees and Provides Further Guidance
Vet Like Me - December 18, 2013

American Legion Joins SDVOSB in Veterans First Appeal
Vet Like Me - November 17, 2013

Cohen Seglias Attorneys Named 2013 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
May 17, 2013

Miles Construction, LLC v. United States
Vet Like Me - May 2, 2013

Cohen Seglias Wins Big Case for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
VetLikeMe - April-May 2013

Cohen Seglias Wins Big Case for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
Client Alert - February 22, 2013

Federal Contractor Compliance With SBA Regulations
The Legal Intelligencer - August 7, 2012

A Small World, After All
Building and Construction Northeast - Summer 2012

Securing Federal Set-Aside Contract Work Through Joint-Venture or Teaming Agreements
Construction In Brief: Summer 2012

Case Study: Commandeer Construction
Government Contracts Law360 - January 27, 2012

'Disadvantaged' firm won millions in public contracts
Dayton Daily News - October 16, 2011

Preparing For Big Changes With HUBZone Program
Government Contracts Law360 - August 15, 2011

Case Study: MES V. US
Government Contracts Law360 - July 21, 2011

Beware Of The False Claims Act
Government Contracts Law360 - June 6, 2011

'Best Value' Procurement Shouldn't Prevent Claims
Government Contracts Law360 - May 5, 2011

Overcoming Past Performance Reporting Problems
Government Contracts Law360 - April 6, 2011

Cohen Seglias Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers List in Pennsylvania
June 4, 2010

Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Business Program
Construction In Brief: Winter 2010

FROM THE COURTS: A New Twist on Pay-if-Paid
Construction In Brief: Fall / Winter 2009


AGC Federal Contractors Conference: Welcome Reception Sponsor
June 10, 2014 - Washington, DC

National 8(a) Association Winter Conference
February 11-12, 2014 - Orlando, FL

What Large and Small Businesses Should Know About the Updated SBA Mentor-Protege Program Webinar
December 19, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA

Breakfast Roundtable: Latest Developments in Federal Contracting
December 18, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA

National 8(a) Conference: There's No I in Team: Understanding How to Effectively Team on a Federal Project
October 29-30, 2013 - Washington, DC

There's No I in Team: Understanding How to Effectively Team on a Federal Project
June 12, 2013 - Anchorage, Alaska

Webinar: SDVO & VOSB - All About Veteran-Owned Business Certification (CVE)
April 17, 2013 - Washington, DC

National 8(a) Association 2013 Winter Conference
February 5-6, 2013 - Orlando, FL

Braving the New Federal Contractor Rule: Reporting Executive Compensation and First Tier Subcontractor Awards
August 28, 2012 - Philadelphia, PA

National 8(a) Association Summer Conference
June 20-21, 2012 - Anchorage, AK

2012 AGC Federal Contractors Conference
April 16, 2012 - Washington, DC

AGC of America Annual Conference
March 13-17, 2012 - Honolulu Hawaii

National 8(a) Association Winter Conference
February 7-8, 2012 - Orlando, FL

How to Win Federal ConstructionContracts and Make a Profit
October 19, 2011 - Philadelphia, PA

Business Opportunities for Disadvantaged Classes
May 20, 2009 - Philadelphia, PA

Strategies for Getting Paid
May 7, 2009 - York, PA

Mining Your Contract for Gold!
October 11, 2006 - La Jolla, CA

Awards & Recognition

•Ed was named a Pennsylvania Rising Star in the field of Construction Litigation from 2005-2008 by Law and Politics Magazine. Law & Politics Magazine publishes Super Lawyers annually to recognize accomplished lawyers in more than 70 areas of practice.


Understanding How to Effectively Team on a Federal Project Webinar
May 15, 2014

House Small Business Committee Approves Two Bills Designed to Help Small Business Contractors
April 7, 2014

SBA's Mentor-Protege Program - Are Changes on the Horizon?
March 26, 2014

2014 NDAA Reform Will Allow Primes to Count Lower Tier Subcontractors Toward Small Business Subcontracting Goals
March 17, 2014

Building a Compliant WOSB/EDWOSB Webinar
February 25, 2014

The Perks, Procedures, and Pitfalls Relating to WOSB Certification
February 21, 2014

Welcome to 2014
February 18, 2014

A New Rule Designed to Assist Small Business Subcontractors
November 27, 2013

Miles II: Court of Federal Claims Awards Attorneys' Fees and Provides Further Guidance
November 19, 2013

American Legion Weighs In on Kingdomware and Asks Federal Circuit to Force VA to Comply with the Law
November 11, 2013


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Is the End Near for Race-Conscious Contracting Programs? Federal Contractor Challenges the 8(a) Minority Business Development Program
Edward T. DeLisle,Kayleen Egan,Maria L. Panichelli, August 25, 2014
Is the Small Business Administration’s (“SBA”) minority business development program, also known as the “8(a) Program” unconstitutional? The legality of the program has been a hot topic of debate over the year, most recently due to a significant DC District Court...

Big Changes for Small Business: Revisions to Protest and Appellate Procedure
Edward T. DeLisle,Maria L. Panichelli,Gary J. Repke, Jr., August 19, 2014
Attention all small business owners! As a result of a final rule issued by the FAR Council on July 25, requirements for protesting small businesses size and eligibility status are changing effective August 25, 2014. This rule, which finalizes an interim rule issued on March 7, 2013, updates size...

SBA Increases Small Business Size Standards for Businesses in Numerous Industries, Including Construction
Edward T. DeLisle,Maria L. Panichelli, August 11, 2014
If you participate in federal government procurement programs, either as a prime contractor or as a subcontractor, listen up! Your small business size status may have changed on July 14, 2014 as a result of an interim rule issued by the Small Business Administration (SBA). The rule increased...

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Edward T. DeLisle

30 South 17th Street
PhiladelphiaPA 19103


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