AISC proudly welcomes Edward Seglias, Partner at Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC, as general counsel. Seglias replaces David Ratterman, who retired at the end of last year after serving as AISC’s General Counsel for 30 years.
“I have been delighted to transition the office of general counsel to Ed Seglias over the last three months”, says Ratterman. “Ed is an extraordinary lawyer–the perfect person to guide the Institute into the next 100 years of its history. The Institute and its board of directors are in very good hands!”
Bringing more than 25 years of experience, Seglias is a highly regarded trial lawyer, noted for his wealth of experience in construction disputes. He has successfully tried numerous multi-million dollar construction and commercial litigation cases nationwide, including many jury trials. Seglias holds a BA in criminal justice from York College and a JD from Widener Law School.
Seglias is a sought-after lecturer on the subjects of bidding law, delay claims, scope claims and project management. He has created seminars for various trade organizations, including “Construction Project Documentations: Improving Your Chances for Victory” and “Ignorance is Not Bliss: Contract Terms You Need to Know.” He has been ranked on the Pennsylvania Construction List by Chambers USA since 2015. And he is recognized on the Best Lawyers in America List, for Construction Law and Litigation–Construction and on the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list for Construction Litigation.
“I have known Ed for more than 15 years, going back to when I was practicing law in Philadelphia,” commented David Zalesne, president of Owen Steel and AISC’s board chair. “We are looking forward to working with Ed as general counsel, along with his partners George Pallas and Jason Copley as assistant general counsel, as we take on a busy agenda for the structural steel industry in 2019.”
AISC’s president Charlie Carter is looking forward to what the future holds. “I’m excited to be working with Ed and Cohen Seglias to meet the challenge of succeeding David Ratterman, who has served AISC for nearly a third of our history,” he said. “We’re off to a great start both in starting our traditional practices and also in identifying new ideas and opportunities.”