Jason A. Copley: Lawyer with Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC

Jason A. Copley

Managing Partner
Philadelphia,  PA  U.S.A.

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  • Construction
    Contact InfoTelephone: 215.564.1700
    Fax: (267) 238-4407
    University Alfred University, B.A., I.E.
    Law SchoolWidener University School of Law, J.D.
    Admitted1994, Pennsylvania; New Jersey; New York


    •Architectural Glass & Metal Association (AGMA) - Board of Directors
    •Construction Financial Managers Association (CFMA) - Chairperson of the Barbara Mosteller Scholarship Fund, which gives scholarships to qualified candidates who are enrolled in educational programs that will lead them to financial construction careers; Previously served as Secretary
    •Associated Builders and Contractors Keystone Chapter (ABC)
    •Associated Pennsylvania Constructors (APC)
    •General Building Contractors Association (GBCA)
    •South Central PA Architectural, Engineering and Construction Industry (SCAEC)
    •Mid-Atlantic Steel Fabricators Association - General Counsel


    JASON A. COPLEY is the Managing Partner of Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC. In this position, he manages the operations of the Firm's eight offices and spearheads the Firm's plans for strategic growth. He is a Partner in the Firm's Construction Group as well as a Shareholder and member of the Board of Directors. Jason focuses his practice on representing contractors, subcontractors and owners in the areas of construction and commercial litigation and maintains offices in both Philadelphia and Harrisburg.

    Jason worked in the construction industry for six years, utilizing his engineering degree as a project manager for a commercial subcontractor before earning his law degree from the Widener University School of Law. During his career, he has handled cases on both the state and federal levels in a multitude of jurisdictions, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Connecticut and Ohio. He has also argued cases at the appellate levels in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Jason is a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Dauphin County Bar Association.

    Jason acts as counsel to a wide range of construction clients, including general contractors, subcontractors, owners, sureties and suppliers on both public and private projects. He has handled construction cases involving a wide variety of commercial, industrial, institutional, residential, educational and multi-prime construction issues. He regularly drafts and negotiates construction contracts, consults with clients throughout the construction process and prepares, presents and defends disputed claims. This work frequently involves mechanics' liens, bond claims, claims for delay, acceleration, loss of efficiency, unpaid change orders, bid protests and bid withdrawals.

    Jason is a frequent speaker at trade organizations and construction companies on all aspects of construction litigation.

    News & Publications

    •A Record Year for Law Firms' M&A Activity
    The Philadelphia Inquirer - January 6, 2016
    •Cohen Seglias Merges With Thaler Liebeler Amid DC Launch
    Law360 - June 15, 2015
    •Balancing Act: Amendments to Pennsylvania Mechanics' Lien Law Prioritize Open-End Mortgages Over Liens and Provide Added Protection for Residential Homeowners
    Construction in Brief: 2014 Volume 3
    •Supreme Court of PA Affects Landscape for Bonded Projects: Just How Safe is the Safe Harbor Provision?
    Construction in Brief: 2014 Volume 2
    •Making Legal Project Management Part of Your Small to Mid-Sized Firm's Culture
    ABA Law Practice Today - March 17, 2014
    •Building for Future Success
    Construction in Brief: 2013 Volume 4
    •Protect Your Customers - New Pennsylvania Case Upholds Disclaimer Waiving an Employee's Right to Sue
    Construction in Brief: 2013 Volume 3
    •Proposed Changes To PA Mechanics' Lien Law Will Require Advance Notice To Preserve Lien Claim Rights
    Client Alert - June 20, 2013
    •Cohen Seglias Attorneys Named 2013 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
    May 17, 2013
    •Cohen Seglias Plans to Merge With Six-Lawyer New York Firm (PDF)
    Legal Intelligencer - December 10, 2012
    •Cohen Seglias Gives Back to Local School for Cultural Arts Enhancement Programs
    November 13, 2012
    •Cohen Seglias Attorneys Named 2012 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
    May 2012
    •'Bricklayers' and You
    Building and Construction Northeast - Spring 2012
    •PA Lien Law Update-New Case Holds that Union Funds Have Lien Rights
    Construction In Brief: Winter 2012
    •Alert: New Law on Pay-if-Paid Provisions
    Construction In Brief: Fall 2011
    •What Constitutes an Indirect Payment Under an AIA Labor and Material Payment Bond?
    Construction In Brief: Fall 2011
    •Good News for Business: Pennsylvania Passes Tort Reform Legislation
    Construction In Brief: Fall 2011
    •Interpreting PA Law on Pay-if-Paid Provisions
    Construction Today - Fall 2011
    •Dealing with Defects: five strategies to manage defective plans and specifications, and resolve design problems that mightarise in construction projects
    Building and Construction Northeast - October 2011
    •Cohen Seglias Attorneys Named Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
    June 2011
    •Q&A with the Managing Partner
    Construction In Brief: Spring 2011
    •Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman, PC Announces New Managing Partner and Attorney Promotions
    January 3, 2011
    •Cohen Seglias Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers List in Pennsylvania
    June 4, 2010
    •A Stronger CASPA Reveals the Meter is Running
    Construction In Brief: Fall / Winter 2009
    •“Super Lawyers” From Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC
    June 16, 2009
    •The Amended PA Mechanics Lien Law - How will this change your Risk Management? (PDF)
    Jason Copley authors article entitled The Amended PA Mechanics Lien Law - How will this change your Risk Management? - June 1, 2007
    •A CFM's Survival Guide to Project Documentation & Claims (PDF)
    Jason Copley authors article entitled A CFM's Survival Guide to Project Documentation & Claims. - February 28, 2006


    •General Building Contractors Association: Ignorance is not Bliss
    January 21, 2016 - Philadelphia, PA
    •Construction Financial Management Association Philadelphia: DBE Participation & Labor and Employment Issues for Contractors
    March 24, 2015 - Villanova, PA
    •Architectural Glass & Metal Association Winter Meeting: Our New Electronic World - Documents, Social Media
    March 19, 2015 - Clearwater, FL
    •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
    •AGMA Seminar: Insurance/Legal Trends
    March 28, 2014 - Philadelphia, PA
    •Risk Management During the Construction Bidding Process - Panel Discussion and Networking Event
    January 29, 2014 - Philadelphia, PA
    •CFMA Seminar: A Walk Through The Surety Claims Process
    January 16, 2014 - Plymouth Meeting, PA
    •AGMA Winter Meeting 2012
    March 9, 2012 - Atlantic City
    •Strategies for Getting Paid
    May 7, 2009 - York, PA
    •Best Practices In Change Order Management (PDF)
    November 20, 2008 - Horsham, PA
    •Mid-Atlantic Fifth Annual Regional Conference (PDF)
    September 21-22, 2008 - Harrisburg, PA
    •Strategies for Getting Paid
    January 15, 2008 - Wyomissing, PA


    •2014 A Busy Year for Pennsylvania Mechanics' Lien Law: More New Changes Take Effect
    March 18, 2015
    •New Changes to Pennsylvania Mechanics' Lien Law Take Effect
    September 24, 2014
    •PA Supreme Court Decides Bricklayers Case: Unions No Longer Have Mechanics' Lien Rights in Pennsylvania
    April 25, 2014
    •Supreme Court's Pass on Berks Products Impacts PA Contractors
    April 11, 2014
    •Proposed Changes To PA Mechanics' Lien Law Will Require Advance Notice To Preserve Lien Claim Rights
    June 20, 2013
    •Definition of subcontractor in Pennsylvania Mechanics' Lien Law Given Liberal Interpretation by Pennsylvania Superior Court
    January 16, 2012
    •Pennsylvania Adopts New Fair Share Act that Limits Joint Liability in Negligence Actions
    July 25, 2011


    •Jason has been designated a Super Lawyer in the field of Construction Law in Pennsylvania every year since 2009, and in New Jersey in 2005 by Law & Politics Magazine. Law & Politics Magazine publishes Super Lawyers annually to recognize accomplished lawyers in more than 70 areas of practice.
    •Jason was honored as the 2012 Associate Member of the Year by the Construction Financial Management Association.
    •Jason was named one of Philadelphia's 2010 Legal Elite by Philadelphia SmartCEO Magazine. (Also at Harrisburg Office)


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    Jason A. Copley

    30 South 17th Street
    PhiladelphiaPA 19103


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