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.


    •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


    Court of Federal Claims Reaffirms VOSB/SDVOSB's Right to Due Process During Protests, Rejects VA's Interpretation of Revised Protest Regulations
    January 23, 2015

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    December 17, 2014

    Webinar on Federal Acquisition Regulations and Federal Procurement for WIPP and Give Me 5%
    December 5, 2014

    Construction Opportunities for American Prime Contractors in Israel
    November 10, 2014

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

    Contemporaneous Documentation is Not Always a Good Thing
    October 2, 2014

    Deja Vu All Over Again?
    September 29, 2014

    Court Upholds Rights of Small Business Dredging Contractors
    September 24, 2014

    Common Pitfalls in Federal Contracting Teaming Arrangements and How to Avoid Them: Tips for Safeguarding your Small-Business Program Eligibility
    September 3, 2014

    Is the End Near for Race-Conscious Contracting Programs? Federal Contractor Challenges the 8(a) Minority Business Development Program
    August 12, 2014

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    Joseph A. Hackenbracht

    30 South 17th Street
    PhiladelphiaPA 19103


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