Jennifer M. Horn: Lawyer with Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC

Jennifer M. Horn


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  • Construction
  • Real Estate
  • Business Transactions
  • Commercial Litigation
Contact InfoTelephone: 215.564.1700
Fax: (267) 238-4410
University The Pennsylvania State University, B.A.
Law SchoolThe Dickinson School of Law, Penn State, J.D.
AdmittedPennsylvania; New Jersey; Maryland; District of Columbia; U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; U.S. District Court, District of Maryland; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; U.S. Court of Federal Claims

•Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) - Member; Publicity Committee of the Construction Litigation Section
•Associated Builders and Contractors Keystone Chapter (ABC)
•Associated Builders and Contractors Baltimore Metro Chapter (ABC)
•American Bar Association (ABA) - Member; Forum on Construction Law
•Building Congress & Exchange (BC&E) - Membership Committee
•National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) - Member; Board of Directors; Past President of the Philadelphia Chapter
•South Central PA Architectural, Engineering and Construction Industry (SCAEC)
•General Building Contractors Association (GBCA) - Member of Philadelphia Chapter, Construction Leadership Council
•Pennsylvania Bar Association
•Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) - Member Procurement Committee


JENNIFER M. HORN is a Partner in the Construction Group at Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC. Jennifer regularly engages in commercial, residential and federal construction contract matters and specializes in the avoidance and resolution of disputes. With over 15 years of construction litigation experience, has been involved in numerous construction project disputes including, but not limited to, stadiums, prisons, schools, commercial buildings, residential structures, airport facilities, civil works, shipyards, highways, hospitals, senior assisted living, facilities and biomedical research facilities. She represents multiple business entities, including owners, construction managers, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and design professionals in both the public and private sector.

Jennifer assists women owned businesses (WOSB) in achieving certifications and maintaining compliance. She regularly reviews construction contracts and advises on risks and obligations. Has drafted construction contracts and assists in the negotiations of contract terms and conditions. Jennifer provides advice with regard to bid protests, AIA contracts, design build issues, GMP terms, cost plus fees terms, and project specific contracts. Jennifer is able to analyze and interpret technical documents in connection with construction projects.

With regard to contract administration, Jennifer is frequently called upon to interpret contracts during the course of performance including delays and disruptions, termination, default, notice issues, change orders, liquidated damages, consequential damages and indemnification. She presents and negotiates claims and has worked extensively with expert witnesses on issues of delays, inefficiencies, disruption, costs, and construction means and methods.

Jennifer has authored numerous articles relating to the construction industry and is a frequent lecturer and was the Keynote Speaker for the National Association of Women in Construction Region 1 Forum.

Jennifer serves as managing editor of the Firm's blog, Construction Law Signal which provides regular news on construction-related issues throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Additionally, she is a contributor to the Construction Today Blog.

In law school, Jennifer was the editor-in-chief of the Dickinson Environmental Law Review, member of the Dickinson Appellate Moot Court Board, and member of the Order of the Barristers Honor Society.


•Teaming for Long-Term Success: Protecting WOSB/EDWOSB Eligibility Status in Federal Contractor Teaming
WIPP myContracting Magazine - October 22, 2014

•Managing Healthcare
CFMA Building Profits - September/October 2014

•Negative Online Reviews - Free Speech or Defamation?
Construction in Brief: 2014 Volume 2

•Q&A with Jennifer Horn
Construction in Brief: 2014 Volume 2

•Managing Risks in Hiring Independent Contractors to Transport Construction Materials and Equipment
Highway Builder - Spring 2014

•Cohen Seglias Starts 2014 with Strategic Promotions
Press Release - February 10, 2014

•Crisis Readiness and Response: Steps to Proactively Preserving Your Company's Reputation
Construction Today - Winter 2014

•Appellate Clarification of Pennsylvania Mechanics' Lien Law
Construction in Brief: 2013 Volume 3

•Signing Is Everything: New Pennsylvania Case Distinguishes Between Partially and Fully Executed Public Contracts
Construction in Brief: 2013 Volume 2

•Managing the Liability and Risk of BIM
Maryland Construction Network

•Cohen Seglias Attorneys Named 2013 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
May 17, 2013

•Crossing State Lines
Building and Construction Northeast - Spring 2011

•Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman, PC Announces New Managing Partner and Attorney Promotions
January 3, 2011

•The Effects of Geographic and Substantive Shifts in Business (PDF)
Jennifer M. Horn authored an article, ""The Effects of Geographic and Substantive Shifts in Business"" which appeared in the Legal Intelligencer in August 2010.


•WIPP Give Me 5: Best Practices in Construction Webinar
December 3, 2014

•WIPP Give Me 5: Construction Unit - FAR 101 - Part 1 Webinar
November 12, 2014

•Crisis Management Seminar: When Reality is Worse Than Your Worst Nightmare
November 12, 2014 - Lancaster, PA

•Women Impacting Public Policy Annual Leadership Meeting: Best Practices in Federal Contracting
July 22 - 24, 2014 - Washington, DC

•Crossing State Lines: A Guide to Successful Projects in the Mid-Atlantic Region
May 14, 2014 - Cockeysville, MD

•PBI Lien and Bond Law Seminar
December 5, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA

•Managing the Liability and Risk of BIM Seminar
October 1, 2013 - Cockeysville, MD

•Managing the Liability and Risk of BIM
March 20, 2013 - York, PA

•National Association of Women in Construction Forum
April 27-28, 2012 - Philadelphia, PA

•Comparative Construction Legal Concepts
September 14, 2011 - Baltimore, MD


•Jennifer was named a 2013 and 2014 Super Lawyer by Law & Politics Magazine for her work in Construction Litigation. Law & Politics Magazine publishes Super Lawyers annually to recognize accomplished lawyers in more than 70 areas of practice.


•Jennifer M. Horn and Maria L. Panichelli To Begin Core Construction Curriculum Series for WIPP and Give Me 5%
October 28, 2014

•Shafer Electric & Construction v. Mantia: PA Supreme Court holds that noncompliance with the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act does not entitle homeowners to free work
August 21, 2014

•Update on Discoverability of Attorney-Expert Communications
July 25, 2014

•Schuylkill Products: Important Lessons and Reminders about the Power of the False Claims Act
June 11, 2014

•Pennsylvania Supreme Court Evenly Divided on Discoverability of Attorney-Expert Communications
May 16, 2014

•Messy Solar Construction Litigation Sheds a Little Light on the Intersection of New Jersey Lien Statutes and Public Private Partnership
March 31, 2014

•The Consequences To A Contractor: The Case Of A Harsh On-Line Review
March 20, 2014

•Want to Appeal a Bid Protest Decision Involving A Maryland State Contract? If New Legislation Becomes Law, You May Have to Pay to Play . . .
March 7, 2014

•Construction Lunch & Learn Seminar
January 10, 2014

•Home Inspector Liability: Home Owners Should Inspect Their Inspectors and Their Contracts
December 13, 2013 (Also at Baltimore, MD and Harrisburg, PA Office)


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Shafer Electric & Construction v. Mantia: PA Supreme Court Holds That Noncompliance with the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act Does Not Entitle Homeowners to Free Work
Matthew L. Erlanger,Jennifer M. Horn, September 2, 2014
Pennsylvania’s Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act (“HICPA”), which went into effect in 2009, generally requires that home improvement contracts be in writing and contain thirteen specific items (including the contractor’s home improvement contractor registration...

Update on Discoverability of Attorney-Expert Communications
Matthew L. Erlanger,Jennifer M. Horn, July 31, 2014
On April 29, 2014 an evenly divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court in Barrick v. Holy Spirit Hospital upheld a lower court ruling holding that communications between a party’s attorney and a party’s expert witness are exempt from disclosure during discovery. This case was previously...

Schuylkill Products: Important Lessons and Reminders about the Power of the False Claims Act
Daniel E. Fierstein,Jennifer M. Horn,Katherine Tohanczyn, July 4, 2014
As many federal government contractors know, the False Claims Act (FCA) is a tool used by the federal government to deter fraud. Those found to have knowingly submitted false information to the government in violation of the FCA stand to suffer the imposition of fines, forfeiture of improperly...

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Jennifer M. Horn

30 South 17th Street
PhiladelphiaPA 19103


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