Joseph A. Hackenbracht: Lawyer with Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC

Joseph A. Hackenbracht


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  • Federal Contracting
    Contact InfoTelephone: 215.564.1700
    Fax: (267) 238-4458
    University Lafayette College, B.S.
    Law SchoolTemple University School of Law, J.D.
    Admitted1981, Pennsylvania; U.S. Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; U.S. Claims Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

    JOSEPH A. HACKENBRACHT is a Partner in the Firm and practices in all phases of Federal government contract and construction law. He is often called upon to advise clients concerning contract interpretation and to assist clients in the preparation of proposals for negotiated procurements. Joseph has extensive experience handling protests, contract claims, appeals to administrative boards of contract appeals, and litigation in various Federal courts. He has prepared and litigated claims involving the many issues which arise concerning construction, including defective design, defective specifications, differing site conditions, changes, suspensions, delays and contract terminations. Joe has worked with clients on projects involving dredging, hazardous waste remediation, and the construction of dams, bridges, port facilities, airfields, office buildings, housing, research facilities, and prisons.

    Prior to practicing law, Joe had over twelve years of experience as an engineer in the design and construction of a wide variety of projects, having been a project manager with the Army Corps of Engineers, a Regional Engineer with the U.S. Department of Education, and a private engineering consultant involved in construction management, contract administration, scheduling, claims analysis and dispute resolution. While with the Corps of Engineers, he also served as an environmental specialist in groundwater contamination and resource management. Joe's varied experience allows him to bring to bear a unique perspective on the factual and legal issues confronting those involved in the performance of construction contracts.

    Joe has lectured on the topics of construction management and claims analysis to contractors, owners, and designers throughout the United States, and has authored numerous articles on the subjects of government contracts and construction claims. For a number of years, he authored a column on legal issues in the publication Transportation Builder and in the Government Contract Journal and Pennsylvania Construction Journal. In addition, Joe is a frequent contributor to the Firm's Federal Construction Contracting blog. He recently co-authored chapters in two books on Federal Government contracting published by Thompson/Reuters. He is also a registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania.

    News & Publications

    Exercise Caution When Submitting Bids Online
    Construction In Brief: Summer 2012

    Martin Construction Prevails on Appeal of a Termination for Default Claim Against the Army Corps of Engineers
    December 20, 2011


    How to Win Federal ConstructionContracts and Make a Profit
    October 19, 2011 - Philadelphia, PA


    Understanding How to Effectively Team on a Federal Project Webinar
    May 15, 2014

    House Small Business Committee Approves Two Bills Designed to Help Small Business Contractors
    April 7, 2014

    SBA's Mentor-Protege Program - Are Changes on the Horizon?
    March 26, 2014

    New OFCCP Affirmative Action Regulations Governing Hiring of Veterans and Disabled Individuals Go Into Effect
    March 18, 2014

    2014 NDAA Reform Will Allow Primes to Count Lower Tier Subcontractors Toward Small Business Subcontracting Goals
    March 17, 2014

    Building a Compliant WOSB/EDWOSB Webinar
    February 25, 2014

    The Perks, Procedures, and Pitfalls Relating to WOSB Certification
    February 21, 2014

    The Differing Site Conditions Clause Is Alive and Well
    February 20, 2014

    Welcome to 2014
    February 18, 2014

    A New Rule Designed to Assist Small Business Subcontractors
    November 27, 2013

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    Office Information

    Joseph A. Hackenbracht

    30 South 17th Street
    PhiladelphiaPA 19103


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