Lori Wisniewski Azzara: Lawyer with Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC

Lori Wisniewski Azzara


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  • Construction
  • Green Building
Contact InfoTelephone: 412.434.5530
Fax: (412) 291-3213
University Shippensburg University, B.S., summa cum laude
Law SchoolDuquesne University School of Law, J.D.
Admitted2006, Pennsylvania; West Virginia; U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia


•Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA) - Member of the Young Lawyers Division

•Constructors Association of Western Pennsylvania (CAWP)

•Pittsburgh Green Building Alliance (GBA)


LORI WISNIEWSKI AZZARA is an Associate at Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC. She practices in the areas of construction and commercial litigation and has experience in contract negotiation, claims for delay and inefficiency, mechanics' liens, and all types of contractual disputes. Lori counsels clients, including owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, architects and engineers, on a variety of both private and public projects and represents clients in various state and federal courts, arbitration and mediation proceedings, and before state and federal administrative agencies. As a member of the firm's Green Building and Sustainability practice group, she assists and counsels clients in avoiding and resolving issues that commonly arise on green construction projects, including those relating to certification. Lori also assists clients seeking certification as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise on both the state and federal levels.

Lori is a frequent contributor to the Firm's blog, Construction Law Signal, and newsletter, Construction in Brief.

News & Publications

Precasters' Opportunities & Liability in Green Projects (PDF)
Precast Inc. - November/December 2012

Green Construction Liability: Are You Prepared?
Construction In Brief: Fall 2012

LEED Certification Basics and the Rise of Green Building
LXBN TV - May 21, 2012

The EPA's Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program: Are you Compliant? (PDF)
Lori Wisniewski Azzara authored an article, The EPA's Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program: Are you Compliant? which appeared in the Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Journal. - May 28, 2010


Legal Implications and Managing Liability on Sustainable Design and Construction Projects Seminar
May 29, 2013 - Pittsburgh, PA

Half-Moon Seminar: Legal Issues in Sustainable Design and Construction
April 30, 2013 - Fort Washington, PA

Half-Moon Seminar: Legal Issues in Sustainable Design and Construction
March 12, 2013 - Baltimore, MD

Legal Implications of Green Design
June 21, 2012 - Pittsburgh, PA

How to Use the Internet as a Viable Business Development Tool
May 23, 2012 - Pittsburgh, PA


Is My Surety the Same As My Insurance Carrier? Not So Much Says a Federal Court in Pennsylvania
July 12, 2013

Clean Construction Pilot Credit Added to LEED Certification Rating System
February 1, 2013

Philadelphia Now Requires Commercial Energy and Water Use Reporting
July 27, 2012

2012 International Green Construction Code Released
May 31, 2012

Green Jobs Account For 2.4% Of Employment In 2010
May 22, 2012

LEED-Certified Existing Buildings Surpass New Construction
February 17, 2012

Philadelphia and Pittsburgh Among the Top Cities to Employ Green Infrastructure to Address Stormwater Challenges
December 21, 2011

Construction Trust Funds Act Introduced to Pennsylvania Senate
October 27, 2011

Recent Advances in Green Building
May 6, 2011

New Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program
March 25, 2011 (Also at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Office)


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Renewable Energy Construction: Moving into Federal Buildings
Lori Wisniewski Azzara,Jennifer Budd,Lane F. Kelman, January 3, 2014
In recent years, concepts such as “green construction” and “renewable energy” seem to have become almost commonplace. In what is perhaps an effort to lead the world by example in these areas, President Barack Obama recently issued a Presidential Memorandum that calls upon...
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Lori Wisniewski Azzara

63 Wharf Street, Suite 75
MorgantownWV 26501


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