ROBERT RUGGIERI is a Senior Associate with Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC, and concentrates his practice in construction litigation. For the last seven years his practice has been devoted to counseling various members of the construction industry in dispute prevention and resolution. Bob has counseled clients on a wide range of public and private construction projects, including bridges, roads, power plants, municipal convention centers, marine construction, commercial office buildings, residential complexes, and schools.
Bob provides a full range of litigation and counseling services to contractors, subcontractors, owners, developers, and sureties in matters throughout the United States. He provides advice from contract formation through performance and completion, and assists his clients in preparing and defending complex claims relating to delays, inefficiency, differing site conditions, defective plans and specifications, acceleration and lost productivity. He has substantial experience in both state and federal courts, and is admitted to practice in the state and federal Courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In addition, he has obtained favorable results for his clients on construction projects in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, New Hampshire, Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Georgia. His practice also includes representing builders and homeowners associations in condominium construction disputes.
As an experienced litigator, Bob understands that the best results for his clients often occur outside the courthouse. His top priority is solving his clients' problems in the most cost-effective way, whether that involves solving a problem before litigation, obtaining a successful result through mediation or negotiation, or taking a matter through trial.
Bob is a frequent contributor to the Firm's Federal Construction Contracting Blog, and he previously served as Associate Editor of the Construction Law Signal blog.
Prior to joining Cohen Seglias, Bob served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Arthur R. Tilson of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas.
News & Publications
•USDA Shoreline Contract Stalled Over SmallBusiness Fight
Law360 - October 6, 2014
•New Anti-Trafficking Rule Presents Significant Challenges for Government Contractors
March 2, 2015
•Court Upholds Rights of Small Business Dredging Contractors
September 24, 2014
•The Check's In the Mail? In New Jersey, You'd Better Mean It
September 28, 2012
•Pennsylvania Court Finds That Use of a Subcontractor's Bid Does Not Create a Contract
June 22, 2012
•Building a Sustainable Business: Managing Risks and Reaping Rewards in Green Building - Upcoming Event
May 18, 2012
•Q&A with Evan A. Blaker
April 18, 2012
•Mayor Nutter Signs a Pro-Project Labor Agreement Executive Order for Philadelphia Public Building Projects
December 12, 2011
•The Perils of Contracting with Public Entities in Maryland
September 16, 2011
•Questions about the Impact of Sloan v. Liberty Mutual
August 19, 2011
•We Need Technology to Boost Our Traffic Management
July 29, 2011
Representative claims that Bob has prepared, advocated and successfully resolved include, but are not limited to:
•Payment and Performance Bond claims
•Productivity and delay claims
•Change order claims
•Claims for defective workmanship
•Claims for design errors and omissions
•Contract compliance on active construction projects
•Pass through claims
•Condominium construction disputes