May 2015


June 02nd - Identifying, Avoiding, Mitigating, and Insuring Environmental Risk in Construction
Location: Westin New York at Times Square

Greg Chertoff, Managing Partner in Peckar & Abramson's New York office, will be participating in a panel discussion entitled "Identifying, Avoiding, Mitigating, and Insuring Environmental Risk in Construction" on June 2, 2015 at the Westin New York at Times Square. The panel, composed of a group of seasoned industry professionals, will address the environmental challenges that continue to plague restate and development projects and outline specific strategies for avoiding resultant legal and financial risk. Key discussion points will include: recent environmental regulations, identifying risk during due diligence and pre-construction, avoiding claims and cost overruns, and maximizing insurance recovery.

Gregory H. Chertoff


May 27th - LeadingAge New Jersey Annual Meeting
Location: Bally's Park Place in Atlantic City, New Jersey

Jeffrey M. Daitz will be speaking at the LeadingAge New Jersey Annual Meeting, May 27 – 29, 2015 at Bally's Park Place in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Mr. Daitz will provide Employment Law Updates which will include an overview of trends in healthcare employment discrimination claims along with best workplace practices. In addition, Mr. Daitz will discuss employment practice audits, what you need to know and how they can help reduce claim frequency of administrative filings (EEOC and NJDCR) and litigation costs. Mr. Daitz will also provide an interactive and engaging discussion on how to conduct a proper internal workplace investigation, alternative dispute resolution, mediation and arbitration.

Jeffrey M. Daitz


May 20th - Notable Pending Legislation: Proposed Amendments to Chapter 558, Florida Statutes
Location: Brogues Down Under in Lake Worth, Florida

Jason D. Salvin and K. Stefan Chin spoke at the Florida Structural Engineers Association meeting on May 20, 2015 at Brogues Down Under in Lake Worth, Florida. The presentation titled "Notable Pending Legislation: Proposed Amendments to Chapter 558, Florida Statutes" will discuss Chapter 558 Florida Statutes and the amendments proposed by HB 87 and SB 418; and the current status of the pending legislation. The Florida Legislature enacted Chapter 558, Florida Statutes, as an alternative dispute resolution mechanism to resolve construction defect disputes, in an effort to reduce the number of construction defect lawsuits and to reduce the associated costs of litigation, while at the same time protecting the rights of property owners. House of Representatives Bill 87 and related Senate Bill 418 proposed several key amendments to Chapter 558, with the goal of ensuring that recipients of Chapter 558 Notices of Construction Defects can proactively and effectively address alleged construction defects and avoid costly litigation.

Jason D. Salvin
K. Stefan Chin

Adrian L. Bastianelli, III was awarded the Who's Who Worldwide Construction Lawyer of the Year at the 2015 Who's Who Legal Annual Award Ceremony held on April 27, 2015 at the W Hotel in Washington, DC. Nominees were selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are awarded this prestigious award.

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Jerry P. Brodsky authored a byliner for on May 11, 2015 titled "Building To Gold In Rio: Lessons From Past Olympics" which focused on lessons learned from other major sporting events and his efforts to create, implement and manage a first-of-its-kind Dispute Adjudication Board (DAB) Program for the 2016 Olympic Games, following his appointment by the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee. His team members include Victor Madeira of Madeira, Valentim & Alem Advogados in Brazil, a member of CONSTRULEGAL®, an alliance of construction law firms in the Americas founded by Peckar & Abramson.