Roy S. Cohen: Lawyer with Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC

Roy S. Cohen


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  • Construction
    Contact InfoTelephone: 215.564.1700
    Fax: (267) 238-4401
    University Brandeis University, magna cum laude
    Law SchoolRutgers University School of Law, J.D.
    Admitted1980, Pennsylvania; New York; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania; U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; U.S. Tax Court

    •National Electrical Contractors Associations (NECA) - Counsel to the Penn-Del-Jersey Chapter for the past eight years
    •Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association (SMACNA)
    •Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA)
    •MCA of Western Pennsylvania
    •Philadelphia Bar Association
    •New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA)
    •American Bar Association (ABA) - Member of the Forum on the Construction Industry and the Tort and Insurance Practice section (Fidelity and Surety Law Committee)
    •National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) West Virginia - Ohio Valley Chapter
    •National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Louisville Chapter
    •Master Builders Association of Western PA (MBA)


    ROY S. COHEN is the Founder and President of Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC, as well as a Shareholder and member of the Board of Directors. In his practice, Roy represents clients involved in every facet of the construction industry, including construction managers, general contractors, municipal authorities, private developers, major trade contractors, architects, engineers and sureties. He also acts as general counsel to more than 100 clients and counts more than 90 electrical contractors as clients.

    During the course of his career, Roy has handled more than 1, 000 mediations, arbitrations and litigations on both the state and federal levels in a variety of jurisdictions, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, West Virginia, Hawaii, Maryland, Colorado and California. He has twice argued before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and he has also argued several cases on the appellate level in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. He has been admitted pro hac vice in more than 10 states.

    A frequent speaker on construction litigation matters, Roy has spoken to a variety of peer groups including the Super Conference on Construction in San Francisco, to the National Certified Public Accountants Convention in Las Vegas, to the National Electrical Contractors Association in London, to the American Arbitration Association, to Federated Electrical Contractors in Puerto Rico and Boston and to the National Business Institute, as well as at a variety of seminars sponsored by the Firm and its clients.

    Roy has been featured in the Philadelphia Business Journal's CEO Profile.

    •Cohen Seglias Ranked in Chambers USA
    Client Alert - May 21, 2015
    •Cohen Seglias Ranked in Chambers USA
    Client Alert - June 2, 2014
    •Leaving the Legacy You Choose
    Breaking Ground Magazine - May/June 2014
    •Judge Awards Builder in Dispute With Township
    The Legal Intelligencer - March 18, 2014
    •25 Years at a Glance
    Construction in Brief: 2013 Volume 4
    •Cohen Seglias Attorneys Named 2013 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
    May 17, 2013
    •Pay My Lawyer: Fee Shifting Provisions in New Jersey
    Construction in Brief: 2013 Volume 1
    •Cohen Seglias Attorneys Named 2012 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
    May 2012
    •Cohen Seglias Picks Up Two-Member Construction Law Boutique
    The Legal Intelligencer - April 20, 2012
    •Cohen Seglias Attorneys Named Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
    June 2011
    •Cohen Seglias Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers List in Pennsylvania
    June 4, 2010
    •“Super Lawyers” From Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC
    June 16, 2009

    •Construction Surety Forum
    February 12, 2015 - Malvern, PA
    •SMACNA and MCA of Western Pennsylvania Construction Law Seminar
    February 10, 2015 - Pittsburgh, PA
    •NECA Seminar: Just Because You are Right Doesn't Mean You Will Win
    January 13, 2015 - Pittsburgh, PA
    •NECA Annual Convention: Just Because You Are Right, Doesn't Mean You Will Win
    September 28, 2014 - Chicago, IL
    •ERMCO Presentation
    July 29, 2014 - Indianapolis, IN
    •NECA Central Indiana Chapter Summer Meeting
    June 19, 2014 - Indianapolis, IN
    •Federated Electrical Contractors Purchasing Group Meeting
    April 26th & April 27th - Salt Lake City, UT
    •NECA on Contracting 101 The Do's & Don'ts of Construction
    December 14, 2013 - West Virginia
    •Louisville Chapter of NECA Presentation: Contracting 101 - The Do's & Don'ts of Construction
    November 12, 2013 - Louisville, KY
    •Louisville Chapter of NECA Presentation: Contracting 101 - The Do's & Don'ts of Construction
    September 17, 2013 - Louisville, KY
    •FEC Seminar: How To Protect Electrical Contractors on Problem Projects
    June 26, 2013 - Boston, MA
    •NECA - Labor and Employment Seminar
    June 22, 2013 - Roanoke, WVA
    •Seminar for the Western Pennsylvania Chapters of MCAA and SMACNA
    January 23, 2013 - Pittsburgh, PA
    •4th Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar
    March 13, 2012 - Philadelphia, PA
    March 27, 2012 - Harrisburg, PA
    April 11, 2012 - Pittsburgh, PA
    •2nd Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar
    May 5, 2010 - Pittsburgh, PA
    •2nd Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar
    April 28, 2010 - Philadelphia, PA
    •First Annual Labor and Employment Law Seminar
    March 25, 2009 - Philadelphia, PA
    •How Electrical Contractors Can Protect Themselves in Troubled Times
    February 26, 2009 - King of Prussia, PA
    •Current Legal Issues Facing the Construction Industry
    April 4, 2007 - Philadelphia, PA
    •Mechanic Lien Law Impacts
    January 29, 2007 - Philadelphia, PA
    •Mechanic Lien Law Updates
    January 18, 2007 - Pittsburgh, PA
    •Mechanics Lien Seminar held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    December 1, 2006 - Pittsburgh, PA
    •Contract Issues, War Stories, Claims
    October 27, 2006 - Mars, PA
    •Mining Your Contract for Gold!
    October 11, 2006 - La Jolla, CA
    •Protecting the Contractor in a Difficult Economy
    December 8, 2005 - Las Vegas, NV

    •Roy has been named to The 2015 edition of Chambers USA: Pennsylvania Construction list. Chambers USA ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America. The research is in-depth and client focused and the guide is read by industry-leading companies and organizations throughout the US and worldwide.
    •Roy has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the field of Construction Law by Law & Politics Magazine every year since 2004. Law & Politics Magazine publishes Super Lawyers annually to recognize accomplished lawyers in more than 70 areas of practice.
    •Roy has achieved an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating for professional ethical standards and legal ability by Martindale-Hubbell. (Also at Pittsburgh Office)


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    Roy S. Cohen

    30 South 17th Street
    PhiladelphiaPA 19103


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