Cohen Seglias News & Events

We are pleased to announce that eleven Cohen Seglias attorneys were selected to this year’s Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list and eight attorneys to the Pennsylvania Rising Stars list in the areas of Construction Litigation, Government Contracts, Employment & Labor, and Employment Litigation: Defense. The Super Lawyers list recognizes no more than 5 percent of attorneys in each state, and no more than 2.5 percent in each state for the Rising Stars list.
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Are you a construction company owner, CFO, controller, or lead estimator involved in the bidding process?

On October 13th, join construction industry leaders, Bill Burke, Jason Copley, David Kane, and Anthony Stagliano, for a hands-on seminar, providing insights into effective strategies to maximize your profitability through innovative insurance, surety, legal, and accounting perspectives.

To register, contact Olivia Kornilowicz at 215.564.1700 or opk@cohenseglias.com.

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Cohen Seglias has announced the promotion of Lisa M. Wampler to Managing Partner of the Firm’s Pittsburgh office. The announcement marks the first female managing partner in the Firm’s history.

“Lisa has been instrumental in the growth of our construction practice in Pittsburgh. She has proven leadership skills and continues to be a great ambassador for the Firm in Western PA,” said Jason Copley, Cohen Seglias’ Firmwide Managing Partner.

Lisa joined Cohen Seglias in 2003 with the opening of the Pittsburgh office. Since that time, she has developed an active and diverse construction litigation practice. She represents owners, general contractors, construction managers, and the different trades in complex matters involving all phases of the construction process, including negotiating and drafting contracts, and advising clients as to preparing claims for extra work, inefficiencies, delays, and changed conditions while construction is ongoing for both private and public sector projects.

In addition, Lisa serves as the Chair of the Firm’s Women’s Initiative. She is active in a number of professional organizations, including the American Subcontractors Association, Master Builders Association, Associated Builders and Contractors, National Electrical Contractors Association, Commercial Real Estate Women, and sits on the council of the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Women in the Law Division and Construction Law Section.

Cohen Seglias numbers 60 attorneys in nine locations, including five attorneys in the Pittsburgh office, which is centrally located at 525 William Penn Place. Lisa can be reached at lwampler@cohenseglias.com or 412.434.5530

On February 11, join Roy CohenEd Seglias, and Jackson Nichols at the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association (SMACNA) Mid-Atlantic Chapter in Greenbelt, MD for their presentation, “Ignorance is not Bliss: Construction Contract Provisions You Need to Know.” They will discuss provisions that allocate risk for different site conditions, and examine contract provisions addressing payment, indemnity, change orders, and termination. Their presentation will also cover Mechanic’s Liens in DC and Maryland.

For more informationa, and to register for this event, please visit the SMACNA Mid-Atlantic website.

Roy S. Cohen is the Founder and President of Cohen Seglias, 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.

Ed Seglias  is the Vice President of Cohen Seglias as well as a Shareholder and a member of the Board of Directors. He is also the Managing Partner of the Firm’s Delaware office and a Partner in the Firm’s Construction Group. Ed concentrates his practice in construction law and commercial litigation and has successfully tried numerous construction and commercial cases in the mid-Atlantic region.

Jackson S. Nichols is an Associate in the Firm’s Commercial Litigation and Construction Groups and represents clients in every stage of litigation, including motion practice, discovery, pre-trial preparation and trial practice and appeals. As a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation group, Jackson assists clients in developing solutions to business disputes.

 

Join Cohen Seglias’ Labor & Employment Group for a seminar on cutting edge labor and employment law issues impacting your business. Employment Policy Featuring speakers Marc Furman, Jonathan Landesman, Steven Williams, Christopher Carusone and Mark Leavy, the team will present on April 28th at the Union League in Philadelphia, May 5th at the Hershey Country Club and May 12th at The Omni William Penn Hotel.  This year our group will cover retaliation cases, workplace relationships, workplace investigations and a new feature—our first ever interactive panel discussion and Q&A featuring questions from you!  Participate in the debate as our panelists cover the most significant developments in labor and employment law in 2014 and address your concerns about what lies ahead for 2015.

Continental breakfast starts at 8:00AM, the seminar begins at 8:30AM and ends at noon.  The program is approved for 3 CLE & CPE credits.  There is no charge and space is limited. Register here or for questions, please contact Rachel McNally at 215.564.1700 or rmcnally@cohenseglias.com.

Jennifer M. Horn will be participating in a panel discussion focused on how you can manage the financial, legal, and technical liabilities and risks when using Building Information Modeling (BIM).

Reserve your seat today!

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Event Details:

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Time:

3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location:

The Grand Lodge of Maryland

304 International Circle

Cockeysville, MD 21030

Cost:

$60.00 per person

Registration:

To register for the event please click here.

Please join us for a professional panel covering the technological, financial, and legal aspects of:

  • History of BIM
  • Future of BIM
  • Benefits and Risks of BIM
  • BIM Documentation and the Effects
  • Case Studies
  • Top 5 Takeaways by Industry Experts

Agenda:
3:30 p.m.   Registration

4:00 p.m.   Welcome and Introductions Technical Overview by Print-O-Stat, Inc.

4:30 p.m.   Professional Panel Discussion and Dinner Served

6:00 p.m.   Ask a Pro: with Industry Experts from:

  • Print-O-Stat, Inc.
  • Jennifer Horn, Esq. – Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC
  • Stambaugh Ness, PC

6:45 p.m.   Social Networking Hour

Date:
March 20, 2013

Cost:
$45.00 per person

Location:
Out Door Country Club
1157 Detweiler Drive
York, PA 17404

For additional information and to register, please use this form.

Join our Labor & Employment Group and the Firm’s newest partner, Honorable Gene D. Cohen (Ret.), for a fast-paced seminar on cutting edge labor and employment law issues impacting your business. Far from an academic discussion, attendees will get real world, practical guidance from our experienced litigators and a former Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge.

Topics included in this half-day seminar are: 

Labor and Employment Developments from 2012, and an Analysis of What to Expect with Four More Years of the Obama Administration

In this fast-paced session, our panel of experienced Cohen Seglias labor attorneys will discuss the most recent labor and employment law developments, including leading court decisions, key legislative developments, and recent Labor Board initiatives affecting union and non-union employees.

A Judge’s Perspective: Enforcing Non-Competition Agreements

While serving as a Court of Common Pleas Judge from 1988 to 2005, Judge Gene D. Cohen (Ret.) regularly presided over cases involving non-competition agreements, trade secrets, and unfair competition. This session offers attendees a unique opportunity as Judge Cohen will share his candid thoughts on drafting and litigating non-competition agreements, and protecting your company from disloyal employees.

Managing Employee Attendance: the Interplay Among the Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Workers’ Compensation

In today’s challenging economy, maximizing employee productivity – and improving employee attendance rates – is more important than ever. In this session, our panel will provide step-by-step practical advice, in plain English, so that you can get your employees either back to work or off your payroll as quickly as possible, without finding yourself in court.

Fire at Will: Ten Common Mistakes Employers Make During the Termination Process

The overwhelming majority of employment-related litigation stems from terminations. In this session, our panel of labor attorneys will review the top ten mistakes employers make when firing employees. Far from an academic lecture, we will place a high premium on nuts-and-bolts advice so that you can learn from the mistakes of others and push the odds in your favor.

Dates & Locations

March 5, 2013
The Union League
140 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

March 13, 2013
The Duquesne Club
325 6th Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

March 20, 2013
The Hilton Harrisburg
1 North 2nd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

This program has been approved for 3 CLE and CPE credits.

For more information or to register, please visit the Cohen Seglias website.

Cohen Seglias Partner Lane Kelman and Associate Lori Wisniewski Azzara recently authored an article, “Precasters’ Opportunities & Liability in Green Projects” which appeared in the November/December issue of Precast, Inc. magazine. This is the official magazine of the National Precast Association.

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“Everyone’s ears perk up when questions of legal liability in construction arise. With the increasing demand for greener, more sustainable buildings, the construction industry is rapidly evolving. A surge in green construction, with new LEED-related strategies and technologies, means greater market opportunities for the precast concrete industry. Along with these new opportunities, however, it is imperative that contractors and manufacturers thoroughly understand precast concrete’s role in a sustainable project and how precast inherently contributes to achieving green project goals. Moreover, to protect their interests and the bottom line, producers and contractors must understand the unique risks and legal issues associated with green construction.”

To read the full article, please visit the Precast Inc. website.

Please join our Federal Contracting Practice Group for a Networking Cocktail Reception preceded by a precise presentation on Avoiding the Pitfalls in Federal Construction Contracting.

This networking event will facilitate interaction between large and small businesses that are looking to understand how to win federal construction contracts. The presentation, led by Federal Contracting Chair, Michael Payne, will provide an overview of the following topics:

  • Top 10 list of pitfalls to avoid
  • Tips on how to deal with the hazards
  • Understanding how to protect your rights

The Federal construction market is accountable for over $100 billion worth of spending annually. If you are interested in learning more about federal contracting opportunities, this networking event is a great place to connect with other companies and learn inside tips from our Federal Contracting Partners, who boast years of experience working with Federal agencies.

Date:

November 8, 2012

Time:

4:00pm-4:30pm Registration

4:30pm-5:30pm Seminar

5:30pm-7:30pm Cocktail Reception

Location:

The Union League of Philadelphia

140 South Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Cost:

$50 per person

Please register early as space is limited.

To register, please use this link. For questions, contact Rachel McNally at (215) 564-1700.