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Jared Cohane


Jared’s practice is focused in construction, with special emphasis on construction contract claims. While he represents primarily general contractors, he has represented all aspects of the construction industry including specialty subcontractors, owners, design professional and sureties. Jared’s experience includes drafting and negotiating contracts and litigating claims on a wide range of projects, including power plant upgrades, bridges and heavy highway construction, university buildings, as well as government facilities and infrastructure projects both in the United States and internationally. During construction, he assists clients in documenting and protecting their interests on the diverse issues that may arise such as documenting and dealing with contract claims or environmental issues often encountered during the building process, so that they may attempt to resolve them during construction and, if not, will have protected their interests. Jared then assists his clients with any remaining issues as cost-effectively as possible, including resolving claims directly with other entities, drafting claims and requests for equitable adjustment, and successfully mediating disputes before the clients incur the substantial costs required to fully litigate matters. When necessary, he represents his clients in state and federal courts, as well as arbitration, both nationally and internationally. Jared has also handled various appeals and has argued before the Connecticut Supreme Court.


Representative Matters

  • Counsel to a top 10 ENR 400 heavy highway contractor that successfully defended a multi-million dollar extra work claim for a sewer expansion project that was part of the billion dollar Interstate 95 New Haven harbor crossing corridor improvement Project.
  • Part of a litigation team that won a $6.5 million arbitration award on behalf of an EPC contractor based upon the wrongful termination during the construction of a co-generation plant and refinery upgrade in the United States Virgin Island.
  • Obtained summary judgment in federal court on behalf of a design-builder over an alleged violation of the Copyright Act of 1976 by use of design documents.
  • Successfully mediated a $1.5 million settlement with the United States Army Corps of Engineers on a design-build project for an armed services reserve center in New Hampshire.
  • Part of the litigation team that successfully obtained a multi-million dollar settlement over the hijacking of power modules to support United States military operations in Iraq.
  • Served as counsel to an EPC contractor in defense of a wrongful termination and interference/lost productivity claim by a mechanical subcontractor on an EPC project for the construction of a co-generation plant at a refinery in Pennsylvania that settled favorably in advance of trial.

Reported Cases

  • Fisk v. Town of Redding, AC 37537 (Conn. App. 2016)
  • Old Colony Construction, LLC v. Town of Southington, 316 Conn. 202 (2015)
  • Travelers Casualty & Surety Company of America v. Caridi, (2013) Conn. App. LEXIS 412
  • Northland Two Pillars, LLC v. Harry Grodsky & Co., Inc., 133 Conn. App. 226 (2012)
  • Connecticut v. Bacon Construction Co., Inc., 300 Conn. 477 (2011)
  • Marchentine v. Brittany Farms Health Center, Inc., 84 Conn. App. 486 (2004)
  • A. Aiudi & Sons, LLC v. Planning & Zoning Commission of Plainville, 267 Conn. 192 (2003)
  • Balf Company v. Planning & Zoning Commission of Manchester, 79 Conn. App. 626, cert. denied 266 Conn. 927 (2003)


Work Experience

  • Hinckley Allen
    • Partner
  • Pepe and Hazard LLP
    • Partner

Honors & Awards

  • AGC of Connecticut "The Best of the Best" Supplier/Service Provider (2016)
  • Best Lawyers of America® (2013-2019) Recognized for Construction Law and Litigation-Construction
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Peer Review Rating, Recipient
  • Minority Construction Council, MCC Training Alliance Award (2018)
  • Oliver Ellsworth Inn of Court (2005-2008)
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Stars (2009-2012)

Charitable & Civic Involvement

  • Connecticut Classical Guitar Society, Member
  • National Kidney Foundation of Connecticut, Public Policy Committee

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Construction Financial Management Association
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association

Bar Memberships

  • Connecticut
  • Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Claims
  • United States District Court, District of Connecticut
  • United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York

Speaking Engagements

  • Connecticut Department of Transportation Construction Law Seminar, Your Contractual and Legal Rights, March 2018
  • Dispute Resolution and Claims, U.S. DOT Model Contractor Development Program, November 2016
  • Connecticut Construction Law: What you need to know in 2016, Connecticut Valley Chapter of CFMA, May 2016
  • Associated General Contractors of America’s (AGC) Supervisory Training Program, April 2016
  • Marcum Construction Summit: 2015 Legislative Recap and Emerging Trends, September 2015

News & Insight


Recovery: The Connecticut Contractor's Toolbox for Getting the Green

December 13, 2016

U. S. Department of Transportation Updates Guidance on Prompt Payment and Retainage Requirements under the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Regulation

June 1, 2016

The U. S. Department of Transportation (U. S. DOT) issues official Questions and Answers (Q&As) regarding how to comply with its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program Regulation (49 C.F.R. Part 26). The Q&As are of particular interest to …


Dispute Illustrates 'Substantial Performance' Doctrine

July 13, 2015

Construction contracting, unlike most other contractual transactions, often leaves open to interpretation the question of whether a contract has been sufficiently performed to entitle a party to payment. It is virtually impossible to have the equivalent of…


Fear and Loathing: The Specter of Perpetual Liability When Working for Municipal Owners

March 31, 2015

The legal doctrines of nullum tempus occurrit regi (“no time runs against the king”) and nullum tempus occurrit reipublicae (“time does not run against the state”) jointly stand for the principle that the state is not subject to statutes of limitat…

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Firm News

Hinckley Allen’s Jared Cohane and Peter J. Martin Receive the 2018 Minority Construction Council Training Alliance Award

October 5, 2018

Hinckley Allen is pleased to announce Jared Cohane and Peter J. Martin as recipients of the Minority Construction Council Training Alliance Award. This award is presented at the Construction Expo and Matchmaker event, and given to individuals who assist th…

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51 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2019

August 15, 2018

Hinckley Allen is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers® has recognized 51 attorneys in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, including seven “Lawyers of the Year.” Only one lawyer in each specialty in each region is honored as a “La…

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52 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers of America

August 18, 2017

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Jared Cohane Recognized by AGC of Connecticut

October 13, 2016

Jared Cohane, Partner at Hinckley Allen, was awarded "The Best of the Best" Supplier/Service Provider by AGC of Connecticut. The award was presented at the AGC/CT Recognition Awards ceremony, an event with over 330 members and guests in attendance. We cong…

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Past Event

Construction Expo and Matchmaker

October 4, 2018

Hinckley Allen is proud to attend and sponsor the Minority Construction Council's (MCC) annual Construction Expo and Matchmaker event.Learn more here.The Minority Construction Council is dedicated to advancing the cause of minority contractors and workers…