Edward B. Gentilcore focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and construction law, with an emphasis on construction litigation, construction contracts, alternative project delivery, green and sustainable building, and mechanics' lien matters. His counsel spans a wide variety of projects, including steel mills, power plants, sports facilities, airports, educational buildings, mixed-use developments, water and wastewater infrastructure, transportation, and renewable energy.
Ed provides client representation and case management in complex litigation, arbitration, mediation, and appellate proceedings, as well as extensive in-house experience in matters involving corporate oversight, litigation management, contracting, employment and labor, insurance, ethics and compliance, cybersecurity, and property matters. This blend of experience, including at the chief legal officer level, allows him to provide a unique perspective on both client service and cost-effective risk management.
He represents clients on complex developments and projects, from the earliest stages of the projects, including strategic planning support, design and construction contract preparation and negotiation, and consultation on various related environmental, commercial, confidentiality/proprietary issues, employment-related matters, leasing, build-out, and green and sustainability goals, to directly facilitating project close-out and project-related claim resolution.
Ed is a frequent speaker and writer for leading publications, legal associations, and organizations. He has edited and contributed to nationally published books on Construction Litigation Jury Instructions and Green Building, along with a two-volume treatise on Pennsylvania Construction Law. Additionally, he presented an amicus curiae brief cited extensively by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in the case of Bricklayers of Western Pennsylvania Combined Funds, Inc. v. Scott’s Development Company, 930 A.3d 682 (Pa. 2014) involving the Pennsylvania Mechanics’ Lien Law of 1963, as amended. He also co-chaired the drafting of the first nationally issued Green Building Addendum for ConsensusDOCS.
During law school, Ed was a member of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review. He also served as its business editor.
Outside the Firm
Ed enjoys music of a myriad of genres, playing piano, spending time with his family, and baseball.