Scott Cessar is the member in charge of the Pittsburgh office of Eckert Seamans Cheri & Mellott. Cessar works with clients in developing creative contract delivery systems intended to mitigate risk and maximize success, in resolving arising problems with unique solutions and, if needed, expeditiously and cost-effectively advocating for clients in all types of dispute forums, including mediation, arbitration and the courts. His practice has a strong emphasis on the construction industry. He handles all types of construction related issues on behalf of owners, contractors, equipment suppliers and sureties, ranging from delay, impact, loss of productivity, defective work, and differing site conditions to architectural and engineering omissions, bid and procurement challenges, and overcharges.
He also works with a wide range of construction project delivery systems, such as design-build, EPC, fast track, turnkey, joint venture, and teaming arrangements. As a result of his experience in counseling on United States Army Corps of Engineers’ projects and with other federal contractors, Cessar is especially knowledgeable in the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FARs). Through his work on international projects, he is also well-versed in International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) contract documents. Another prominent aspect of Scott’s practice is complex commercial matters in a variety of sectors, including commercial banking, metals, franchising, and real estate.