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

George E. Pallas


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  • Construction
    Contact InfoTelephone: 215.564.1700
    Fax: (267) 238-4403
    University Franklin & Marshall College, B.A.
    Law SchoolVillanova University School of Law, J.D.
    Admitted1988, Pennsylvania and New Jersey; New York; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; U.S. Court of Federal Claims


    •Associated Builders and Contractors Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter (ABC)
    •Utility and Transportation Contractors Association of New Jersey (UTCA)
    •Building Contractors Association of South Jersey - Member; Counsel from 1997-2010
    •Building Contractors Association of Atlantic County - Member; Counsel from 1997-2010
    •Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey (ACCNJ)
    •Associated Builders and Contractors New Jersey Chapter - Construction Counsel since 2004
    •South Jersey Mechanical Contractors Association (SJMCA) - Member; Counsel from 1997-2010
    •Associated General Contractors New York State (AGC)
    •Mechanical Contractors Association of New York (MCA)
    •New York Building Contractors Association (BCANY)
    •American Arbitration Association - Appointed as a national neutral arbitrator
    •Mid-Atlantic Steel Fabricators Association - General Counsel


    GEORGE E. PALLAS is the Treasurer of Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC as well as a Shareholder and member of the Board of Directors. He is also a Partner with the Firm's Construction Group.

    George acts as counsel to a wide range of construction clients that include general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers on both public and private projects. George has handled matters involving commercial, industrial, institutional and residential construction, heavy and highway, water supply and treatment, solid hazardous waste, school and various other multi-prime projects.

    For the past 25 years, George has handled cases at both the state and federal levels in a multitude of jurisdictions, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Delaware. He has argued cases at the state and federal appellate levels in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

    George is a frequent speaker at various trade organizations on all aspects of construction litigation.

    News & Publications

    •Cohen Seglias Attorneys Selected For Best Lawyers in America 2016
    September 23, 2015
    •What Did I Agree to Arbitrate and Who Decides?
    Construction in Brief: 2014 Volume 3
    •Helpful Advice for Smoother Roads Projects
    Construction in Brief: 2014 Volume 1
    •Q&A with Our Partners
    Construction in Brief: 2013 Volume 4
    •Don't Be Fooled - New Jersey Court Warns of Misleading Bid Forms
    Construction in Brief: 2013 Volume 3
    •Three Attorneys Selected for the 2014 Best Lawyers List
    August 15, 2013
    •Cohen Seglias Attorneys Named 2013 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
    May 17, 2013
    •Manhattan, Philadelphia Construction Firms Merge
    New York Law Journal - December 10, 2012
    •Preserving Your Rights as a Second-Tier Subcontractor or Supplier Performing Work for a Public Agency in New Jersey
    Construction In Brief: Fall 2012
    •George Pallas Selected for The Best Lawyers in America List
    August 23, 2012
    •Cohen Seglias Attorneys Named 2012 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
    May 2012
    •Cohen Seglias Attorneys Named Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
    June 2011
    •Cohen Seglias Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers List in Pennsylvania
    June 4, 2010
    •“Super Lawyers” From Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC
    June 16, 2009


    •NECA Seminar: Just Because You Are Right Doesn't Mean You Will Win
    May 6, 2015 - Dublin, CA
    •UTCA Executive Seminar: How to Effectively Perform and Get Paid for Extra Work
    March 9, 2015 - San Francisco, CA
    •Construction Surety Forum
    February 12, 2015 - Malvern, PA
    •ACC NJ Seminar: How to Effectively Perform and Get Paid for Extra Work
    January 19, 2015 - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
    •Mid-Atlantic Steel Fabricators Association Seminar
    June 25, 2014 - Willow Grove, PA
    •Mid-Atlantic Steel Fabricators Association Presentation: Risk and Legal Trends in Construction
    April 29, 2014 - Willow Grove, PA
    •UTCA Seminar: Navigating Claims with the New Jersey Department of Transportation
    January 11-18, 2014 - Aruba
    •Seminar: Preserving Your Bottom Line when a Claim, Change or Dispute Occurs
    June 20, 2013 - Plymouth Meeting, PA
    •Who's Afraid of E-Discovery?
    October 23, 2012 - Chicago, IL
    •Mock Jury - Bid Protest
    March 13, 2012 - Farmingdale, NJ
    •Minority Contractor Training Program
    September 1, 2011-February 2, 2012 - Philadelphia, PA
    •Construction Contracts
    January 23, 2009 - West Collingswood, NJ
    •Seminar for Project Engineers, Managers and Supervisors
    March 28, 2008
    •UTCA 2007 Executive Seminar held in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
    January 13-20, 2007 - St. John


    •George was named to the The Best Lawyers in America 2013 and 2014 in the field of Litigation - Construction (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC). Based on exhaustive peer-reviews, Best Lawyers is regarded as one of the most respected guides to legal excellence.
    •He has been named a Super Lawyer, in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, in the field of Construction Litigation every year since 2004 by Law and Politics Magazine. Law & Politics Magazine publishes Super Lawyers annually to recognize accomplished lawyers in more than 70 areas of practice. He was also named as a Super Lawyer in the 2009 Corporate Counsel Edition for Construction Law.
    •Since 2003, George has achieved an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating for professional ethical standards and legal ability by Martindale-Hubbell.


    •New Jersey Supreme Court to Consider Important Public Bidding Case - Practical Considerations for Contractors
    June 19, 2015
    •Potential for Design-Build Bidding At the New Jersey Turnpike Authority - What You Need to Know
    November 13, 2012


    •ENR Webinar: Technology for Secure Job Sites
    September 12, 2013 (Also at Haddon Heights, NJ, Parsippany, NJ, and New York, NY Offices)


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    George E. Pallas

    30 South 17th Street
    PhiladelphiaPA 19103


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