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

Edward T. DeLisle


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Practice Areas

  • Federal Contracting
  • Construction
  • Small Business Contracting
Contact InfoTelephone: 215.564.1700
Fax: (267) 238-4418
University St. Joseph's University, cum laude
Law SchoolTemple School of Law, J.D.
Admitted1997, Pennsylvania; 1997, New Jersey; U.S. Court of Federal Claims; U.S. Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; U.S. Supreme Court of New Jersey; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania; U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals; Civilian Board of Contract Appeals


•National 8(a) Association
•Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)
•The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
•American Bar Association (ABA) - Small Business Committee


EDWARD T. DELISLE is Co-Chair of the Federal Contracting Group at Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC. He concentrates his practice in the areas of federal contracting, 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, Israel 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 Conferences in Anchorage, Alaska and in Orlando, FL as well as at the AGC Federal Contractors Conference in Washington, DC. Last year, 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, the SDVOSB verification process, changes in the SBA's small business programs, effective project documentation, strategies to obtain payment on construction projects and the legal protections provided by the bond and lien laws. He has addressed the issue of teaming as part of seminars in Orlando, Florida, Savannah, Georgia and Hartford, Connecticut.

Ed is a frequent author for the Firm's Federal Construction Contracting Blog and is a legal content contributor to both VetLikeMe and Onvia.

News & Publications

•Small Business Contracting May Be Very Different In 2016
Law360 - December 16, 2015
•Partner Ed DeLisle Testifies Before Congressional Subcommittee
November 18, 2015 - Washington, DC
•Three Provision Pitfalls in Small Business Corporate Governance Documents
Onvia - February 10, 2015
•Deja Vu All Over Again?
VetLikeMe - September 25, 2014
•SBA Increases Small Business Size Standards for Businesses in Numerous Industries, Including Construction
Client Alert - July 31, 2014
•COFC: Improper Referral to SBA Could Not Cure Awardee's Defective Proposal
March 25, 2014
•Legal Landscape: Big Changes to Prevent Discrimination, Fraud and Non-Compliance
Onvia - August 4, 2015
•Legal Landscape: Big Changes in Affiliation and Compliance Rules
Onvia - March 5, 2015
•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


•TargetGov: REAs, Claims, and Contract Terminations: A Comprehensive Examination
March 18, 2016 - Linthicum Heights, MD
•Allegheny County Bar Association Construction Law Section: Nuts and Bolts of Federal Contracting
January 19, 2016 - Pittsburgh, PA
•TargetGov: Debriefings, Bid Protests, and Size/Status Eligibility Challenges: An In-Depth Look at the Most Important Processes in Government Contracting
November 02, 2015 - Linthicum Heights, MD
•2015 National 8(a) Association Winter Conference: How to Effectively Team on a Federal Project
February 3-4, 2015 - Orlando, FL
•Breakfast Roundtable: Latest Developments in Federal Construction Contracting
October 1, 2014 - Philadelphia, PA
•A Practical Approach to Risk Management & Claims Avoidance on International Projects
August 21, 2014 - Washington, DC
•AGC Federal Contractors Conference: Welcome Reception Sponsor
June 10, 2014 - Washington, DC
•AGC 2014 Conference
March 6, 2014 - Las Vegas, NV
•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
•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


•Small Business Contracting May Be Very Different in 2016
January 11, 2016
•Legal Landscape: Top News in the Mentor-Protege Program, Bond Claims & DBE Fraud
December 2, 2015
•Additional Changes Concerning VOSB/SDVOSB Verification?
November 25, 2015
•Big News for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
November 23, 2015
•VA Proposes Changes to VOSB/SDVOSB Regulations, Aims for Consistency with COFC Ruling in Cohen Seglias' Miles Construction Case
November 16, 2015
•SBA Size Protest Reminds Us That There is an Exception to Every Rule
November 9, 2015
•The SBA Offers Some Specifics on the Expansion of the Mentor-Protege Program
October 30, 2015
•Third Circuit Allows for Offset when Calculating Loss in DBE Fraud Cases
October 27, 2015
•Legal Landscape: Big Changes to Prevent Discrimination, Fraud and Non-Compliance
August 4, 2015
•Sikorsky and its Impact on Claims Submission
March 10, 2015


•Ed has been named a 2015 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the field of Construction Litigation by Law & Politics Magazine.
•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.


•TargetGov: REAs and CDA Claims: Key Strategies in Seeking Compensation
February 16, 2016 - Webinar
•TargetGov: The Winning Team: How to Effectively Team on Federal Projects
May 26, 2016 - Webinar
•TargetGov: A Primer on Debriefings and Protests
October 06, 2015 - Webinar
•Webinar: SDVO & VOSB - All About Veteran-Owned Business Certification (CVE)
April 17, 2013 - Washington, DC (Also at Washington, District of Columbia Office)


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Court of Federal Claims Reaffirms VOSB/SDVOSB's Right to Due Process During Protests, Rejects VA's Interpretation of Revised Protest Regulations
Edward T. DeLisle,Maria L. Panichelli, March 24, 2015
Several months ago, we told you about Ambuild Company v. LLC v. U.S., a very important case pending before the Court of Federal Claims (“COFC”). The AmBuild case was of particular interest to our firm because it concerned the interpretation of a Department of Veterans’ Affairs...

Edward DeLisle and Maria Panichelli Team with Onvia to Publish Periodical Government Contracting Series, Legal Landscape
Edward T. DeLisle,Maria L. Panichelli, March 24, 2015
Exciting news! We recently teamed up with Onvia, a well-known government contracting resource delivering the necessary data, business intelligence, analytics and tools to help clients succeed in the government market. In addition to our continued posts on this blog, we will now be publishing a...

Hot Off The Presses: SBA To Release Proposed Rule On New Mentor-Protege Program on Thursday
Edward T. DeLisle, March 24, 2015
My firm is a big supporter of the National 8(a) Association and a proud sponsor of its Winter Conference, which is taking place right now in Orlando, Florida. I just left a presentation given by the SBA and several other SBA experts and found out that the SBA will finally issue its new proposed...

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Edward T. DeLisle

30 South 17th Street
PhiladelphiaPA 19103


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