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

Edward T. DeLisle


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  • Construction
  • Federal Contracting
Contact InfoTelephone: 215.564.1700
Fax: 215-564-3066
University St. Joseph's University, cum laude
Law SchoolTemple School of Law, J.D.
Admitted1997, New Jersey and Pennsylvania; 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

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 city, 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.

Since joining Cohen Seglias, Ed has been a frequent lecturer and author on issues of concern to the construction industry. 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. He has spoken to the Southeast, Northeast and North Central chapters of the Pennsylvania Utility Contractors' Association and the Southeast Pennsylvania and Keystone chapters of Associated Builders and Contractors on changes in the law regarding negligent misrepresentation on the part of architects and engineers. In addition, the Master Builders' Association of Western Pennsylvania published an article he authored on this issue. Ed has also lectured on effective project documentation, strategies to obtain payment on construction projects and the legal protections provided by the lien laws of various jurisdictions. Most recently, he has addressed the issue of teaming on federal projects as part of seminars in Orlando, Florida, Savannah, Georgia and Hartford, Connecticut.

Prior to joining Cohen Seglias, Ed worked as the contract administrator for the American Professional Soccer League, currently known as the A-League. Thereafter, he served as the judicial law clerk for the Honorable Gene D. Cohen of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County.

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


· National 8(a) Association

· Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)

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.


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House Small Business Committee Approves Two Bills Designed to Help Small Business Contractors
Edward T. DeLisle,Maria L. Panichelli, April 22, 2014
A little over a month ago, Rep. Sam Graves, Chairman of the House Committee on Small Business, introduced a pair of bills designed to increase the participation of small business contractors in federal contracting.

A New Rule Designed to Assist Small Business Subcontractors
Edward T. DeLisle,Amy M. Kirby, December 2, 2013
On November 25th, the DOD, GSA and NASA issued a final rule incorporating a new clause into the FAR regarding accelerated payments to small business subcontractors on Government projects. The new rule, which takes effect December 26, 2013, requires large business prime contractors receiving...

Miles II: Court of Federal Claims Awards Attorneys' Fees and Provides Further Guidance
Edward T. DeLisle,Maria L. Panichelli, November 22, 2013
Miles Construction, LLC v. United States, No. 12-597C (2013) has been a very important case for SDOVSBs and VOSBs. Our victory in Miles not only resulted in a big win for our client, but it also caused the VA to change its policy regarding transfer restrictions generally, benefitting all...

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Edward T. DeLisle

30 South 17th Street
PhiladelphiaPA 19103


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