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August 2014
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Warren E. Friedman authored an article titled "Carefully Contemplate Property Rights in P3 Procurement" which appeared in the August 11, 2014 Construction Law, Risk and Compliance section in Engineering News Record. The article discusses property considerations as one of the many hurdles that must be overcome when pursuing a P3. Those pursuing P3s on a state and local level must also understand new legislation prior to pursuing projects and submitting proposals.


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Frank M. Rapoport moderated a panel for an audience of over 200 at the fourth annual Public-Private Partnership Conference, sponsored by the New Jersey Alliance for Action. Other panel moderators included: Alliance Executive Vice President Gerald T. Keenan; Richard Mroz, Managing Director of Archer Public Affairs; and Michael Della Rocca, President of Star America Group.


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Jerry P. Brodsky authored an article titled " What Foreign Contractors Should know About Working in Latin America" that appeared in the August 8, 2014 Latin Business Chronicle. The article discusses the numerous business opportunities that Latin American provides to contractors due to the demand and necessity for infrastructure projects in the region. It also focuses on the unique risks and challenges resulting from local practices and differences in laws and regulations, that will affect their operations, when working in Latin America.


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Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that this year, for its inaugural US Awards, The Legal 500 has not only ranked P&A as a Top Tier Firm in Construction, but has also awarded the firm the “Team of the Year Real Estate: Construction.” The Legal 500 named P&A Chairman Steven M. Charney and Founding Partner Robert S. Peckar on the elite list of Leading Lawyers and six P&A attorneys in total were included in The Legal 500’s 2014 list for the practice area of construction. These P&A attorneys are: Steven M. Charney, Chairman, Robert S. Peckar, Founding Partner, Patrick J. Greene, Partner, Nicholas W. Sarris, Partner, Thomas M. Hall, Partner and Mark R. Stapke, Partner.


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P&A Attorneys, Michael Zicherman and Peter Moran, have been acknowledged in an article by the New Jersey Law Journal for their successful litigation of a high-profile construction claims lawsuit. The plaintiff and the firm's client, received a $15.9 million arbitration award, which was confirmed by the New Jersey Federal District Court, for unpaid claims following the delayed construction of a 63-mile highway in Afghanistan. The defendant and general contractor was charged with improperly withholding payments on a project that was plagued with delays and ultimately never reached completion due to attacks from local insurgents.


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