Michael H. Payne: Lawyer with Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC

Michael H. Payne

Phone215.564.1700

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  • Federal Contracting
     
    Contact InfoTelephone: 215.564.1700
    Fax: (267) 238-4456
    http://www.cohenseglias.com/bio/michael-h-payne
     
    Law SchoolDickinson School of Law, J.D.
     
    Admitted1971, Pennsylvania; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; U.S. Court of Federal Claims; U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
     
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    Associations

    •Society of American Military Engineers Philadelphia Post (SAME)

     
    Biography

    MICHAEL H. PAYNE is a Partner and Chair of the Federal Construction Practice Group at Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC as well as an experienced trial lawyer who has represented contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in all aspects of federal contract and construction law. His efforts have included assistance in the preparation of bids and proposals, interpretation of contract provisions, filing of protests, negotiation of contracts, and the litigation and settlement of contract claims and appeals.

    Michael has represented contractors on numerous types of projects, including those involving military and civil works construction, dredging, hazardous waste remediation, highway construction, public projects for state and local agencies, and federal supply contracts. He has represented clients before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, the Government Accountability Office, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and a number of Federal District and Appellate Courts including the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

    Michael was formerly the Chief Trial Attorney for the North Atlantic Division of the Army Corps of Engineers. He developed the Federal Construction Contracting Blog, the only blog devoted exclusively to federal construction contracting. The blog is widely read by members of the construction industry for its insight and commentary on topics of interest to federal construction contractors. He has lectured extensively throughout the United States before contractors and government agencies regarding government contract matters.

    Michael co-authored Bidding and Managing Government Contracts, published by R. S. Means Co., Inc, and also co-authored chapters in two books on Federal Government contracting published by Thompson/Reuters. In 1994, Michael developed a computer program, FEDCON, which provides federal construction contractors with a hypertext-linked database of information about federal procedures and regulations. He currently presents several seminars each year on a variety of federal government contracting topics including construction, proposal preparation, and ethics in government contracting, while maintaining an active national construction practice.

    News & Publications

    Platform Tools Fed. Claims Court Sends $3.7M Miami Dredging Row To Trial
    Law360 - March 14, 2014

    The Growth of Our Federal Practice Group
    Construction in Brief: 2013 Volume 4

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

    Corps of Engineers dealt a loss inNorth Dakota dam dispute
    National Law Journal - January 17, 2012

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

    From Legal Pad to IPad: Using Tablet Computing to Increase a Lawyer's Efficiency
    The Legal Intelligencer - June 7, 2011

    Do MATOC's Hurt Construction Bidding?Examining the Use of Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC's) in Federal Procurement
    Construction In Brief: Fall / Winter 2009

    Contractors are facing delays on both ends of major awards and in some cases it's pushing them toward financial disaster. (HTM)
    Cohen Seglias partner Michael H. Payne was quoted in the December 1, 2009 online edition of Government Executive regarding the cost of contract delays to the government, taxpayers and small businesses. - December 1, 2009

    Taking Advantage of Federal Construction Contract Opportunities...Does A Newcomer Have A Chance?
    Construction In Brief: Summer / Fall 2009

    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: What it Means for You (PDF)
    Michael Payne and Craig Schroeder authors article entitled The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: What it Means for You. - July 1, 2009

    Events

    AGC Federal Contractors Conference: Welcome Reception Sponsor
    June 10, 2014 - Washington, DC

    National 8(a) Association Winter Conference
    February 11-12, 2014 - Orlando, FL

    Breakfast Roundtable: Latest Developments in Federal Contracting
    December 18, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA

    DELVACCA Roundtable Breakfast - Risks and Rewards of Federal Contracting
    July 17, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA

    National 8(a) Association 2013 Winter Conference
    February 5-6, 2013 - Orlando, FL

    National 8(a) Association Summer Conference
    June 20-21, 2012 - Anchorage, AK

    2012 AGC Federal Contractors Conference
    April 16, 2012 - Washington, DC

    AGC of America Annual Conference
    March 13-17, 2012 - Honolulu Hawaii

    From the Legal Pad to the iPad
    February 15, 2012 - Philadelphia, PA

    National 8(a) Association Winter Conference
    February 7-8, 2012 - Orlando, FL

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

    Unraveling the Mysteries ofFederal Construction Contracting
    March 29, 2011 - Savannah, GA
    March 31, 2011 - Orlando, FL

    How to Win Federal Construction Contracts with Teaming Arrangements
    October 5, 2010 - Dallas, TX
    October 7, 2010 - Los Angeles, CA
    October 28, 2010 - Philadelphia, PA

    How to Win Federal Construction Contracts With Teaming Arrangements
    March 11, 2010 - Savannah, GA

    The Right to Protest - An Overview of the Bid Protest Process at the Federal & State Level
    July 28, 2009 - Pittsburgh, PA

    The Rules of the Game Have Changed; Construction Contracting for the Army Corps of Engineers
    April 21, 2009 - Kenner, LA

    Awards & Recognition

    •Michael has achieved an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating for professional ethical standards and legal ability by Martindale-Hubbell.

    •Michael was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the field of Government Contracts in 2011 and 2013 by Law & Politics Magazine. Law & Politics Magazine publishes Super Lawyers annually to recognize accomplished lawyers in more than 70 areas of practice.

    Blog

    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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    The Differing Site Conditions Clause Is Alive and Well
    Michael H. Payne, February 26, 2014
    Thanks to a recent decision by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, in Metcalf vs. U.S., the protection afforded by the Differing Site Conditions clause has been reaffirmed. Although the Court primarily addressed the requirement that federal agencies must demonstrate good faith and fair...

    Amended Version of the SUSPEND Act Clears House Oversight Committee and Aims to Change Suspension and Debarment Procedures for Federal Contractors
    Maria L. Panichelli,Michael H. Payne, November 6, 2013
    This past July, we told you about an important bill known as the Stop Unworthy Spending Act (“SUSPEND Act”). That bill, which was introduced by House of Representatives oversight committee chairman Darrell Issa, aimed to dramatically overhaul the suspension and debarment...


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    Michael H. Payne

    30 South 17th Street
    PhiladelphiaPA 19103




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