Edward B. Gentilcore

Shareholder and Director

Edward B. Gentilcore

Shareholder and Director

EdwardGentilcore
Phone 412-258-6714
Fax412-261-6221

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Mr. Gentilcore is a Shareholder and Director of the firm, a member of the firm’s Litigation Group and Chair of the Construction Services Group. He practices in the areas of construction law and complex commercial litigation with a considerable emphasis on construction litigation, construction contracts, green/sustainable building, and mechanics’ lien matters. Edward has represented a wide variety of owners, design professionals, contractors, construction managers, specialty trade contractors, and material suppliers in construction matters both nationally and internationally. He also has considerable experience in the preparation of design and construction contracts, with a focus on dispute prevention considerations. He has represented clients on sports, educational, hotel, industrial, institutional, and multi-use residential and commercial facilities as well as highway, water, piping and infrastructure projects. He is a LEED® AP (with a BD+C Specialty Credential) under the USGBC’s Green Building Rating System and has developed nationally utilized contracts for green/sustainable projects. Mr. Gentilcore has been repeatedly recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in Construction Law and Litigation – Construction, was named Lawyer of the Year in Construction Law for the Year 2014 and Lawyer of the Year in Litigation – Construction for the Year 2016, both in the Pittsburgh Region, and has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in Construction and Surety Law.

EdwardGentilcore
Phone 412-258-6714
Fax412-261-6221

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Selected Engagements

  • Focused construction contracts and litigation practice involving public contract bidding and compliance litigation, public contracting dispute litigation, private contract dispute litigation, project development and private contract preparation, and negotiation.
  • Experienced in multiple delivery systems, including design-build, EPC and traditional design, bid, and build projects, as well as public contracting, procurement and bidding compliance matters.
  • Has represented clients on various energy-related matters, including cogeneration, turbine performance and waste-to-energy projects.
  • Assisted clients in complex case management, multiple issure scope claims, mechanics’ lien claims, surety claims and defenses, environmental-related construction claims, component part performance, failure and deficiency claims, construction contract disputes and payment claims, in litigation, mediation, arbitration and appellate forums.
  • Prepared and negotiated contracts involving sports, education, utility, hotel, industrial and multi-use commercial facilities.

Areas of Law/Focus

  • Construction Litigation and Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Negotiation and Preparation of Design/Construction/Supply Contracts
  • Bid Protests and Disputes
  • Mechanics’ Liens Claims and Defense
  • Construction Project Disputes Including Performance, Delay, Disruption, Extra Cost, Warranty and Default/Termination Matters
Education

  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1987 Cum Laude; Order of the Coif; The Order of Barristers, University of Pittsburgh Law Review
  • B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1984, Cum Laude

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1987
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Pennsylvania

Professional & Community Activities

  • ABA Section of Litigation, Construction Litigation Committee Co-Chair Emeritus
  • ABA Forum Committee on the Construction Industry Sub Division 10 (Energy and Environment) Chair Emeritus
  • ABA Forum on Construction Law 2016 Midwinter Meeting (San Francisco, California) Co-Chair
  • Allegheny County Bar Association – Construction Law Section