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. Recently, George has been appointed as a national neutral arbitrator by the American Arbitration Association.
George is a frequent speaker at various trade organizations on all aspects of construction litigation.
News & Publications
•Tips For Minimizing Risk and Loss on a Project
Construction in Brief: 2015 Volume 4
•Cohen Seglias Ranked in the 2016 U.S. News - Best Lawyers Best Law Firms List
November 2, 2015
•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
•Cohen Seglias Attorneys Named Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
•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 East Tennessee Chapter's 58th Annual Christmas Meeting: Just Because You Are Right Doesn't Mean You Will Win
December 12, 2015 - Nashville, TN
•National Electrical Contractors Association: Just Because You Are Right Doesn't Mean You Will Win
May 6, 2015 - Dublin, CA
•Utility & Transportation Contractors Association 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
•Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey Winter Conference: 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
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
•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
•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.
•ENR Webinar: Technology for Secure Job Sites
September 12, 2013 (Also at Haddon Heights, NJ, Parsippany, NJ, and New York, NY Offices)