October 14-15, 2015 - P3 Infrastructure in Review
Location: Digital Sandbox Network Event Center, 55 Broad Street, New York, New York
Frank Rapoport will give the Keynote address at the P3 Infrastructure Summit 2015 on October 14-15, 2015 located at the Digital Sandbox Network Event Center, 55 Broad Street, New York, New York. Mr. Rapoport's topic titled, "P3 Infrastructure in Review" will focus on a review of the notable developments in the p3 market over the past year, including the key drivers that shaped the market, government procurement trends and notable p3 deals and their structures.
Frank M. Rapoport
Richard S. Robinson, a Partner in Peckar & Abramson's New York office authored an article titled "Warranties in Construction Contracts: Contractor's Drafting Considerations" published on-line on Thomson Reuters Practical Law Real Estate. The Practice Note focused on the types of warranty obligations generally found in construction contracts and provides guidance to contractor's counsel on what to demand and avoid during the negotiation process.[View PDF]
Stephen H. Reisman was quoted in The Real Deal South Florida Real Estate News on September 10, 2015 in an article titled "Construction Panel Targets Labor Shortage, Public-Private Partnerships". The articled provided a synopsis of topics discussed at the recent American Global Construction Forum and focused on the shortage of labor in the construction industry, the challenges of Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) and the viability of EB-5 funded projects.
Peckar & Abramson is pleased to announce that twenty-four (24) attorneys at the firm have been named to the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning a reputation as the as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Lawyers on the Best Lawyers® in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are peer reviewed on the basis of professional expertise.
Team members Robert A. Drucker, Charles F. Kenny and Stephen H. Reisman have been honored with the 2016 Lawyer of the Year Award for their contributions to the field, while an additional twenty-one (21) Peckar & Abramson attorneys have been named to the 2016 Best Lawyers® in America list.
Richard L. Abramson, Litigation - Construction
Alex R. Baghdassarian, Construction Law
Adrian L. Bastianelli III, Arbitration, Litigation - Construction and Mediation
Jerry P. Brodsky, Litigation - Construction
Stephen H. Reisman – Construction Law
Steven M. Charney, Construction Law and Litigation - Construction
Gregory H. Chertoff, Construction Law and Litigation – Construction
Robert A. Drucker, Litigation - Construction
Melinda S. Gentile, Litigation – Construction
Patrick J. Greene, Jr., Construction Law and Litigation - Construction
John D. Hanover, Construction Law
Charles F. Kenny, Construction Law and Litigation – Construction
Roger S. Markowitz, Litigation – Construction
Bruce D. Meller, Construction Law and Litigation - Construction
Paul G. Monte, Construction Law and Litigation - Construction
Gerard J. Onorata, Litigation - Construction
Robert S. Peckar, Construction Law and Litigation - Construction
Howard M. Rosen, Construction Law and Litigation - Construction
Donald S. Rosenberg, Construction Law, Litigation - Real Estate and Real Estate Law
Stephen M. Seeger, Arbitration and Construction Law
Neal I. Sklar, Construction Law and Litigation - Construction
Gary M. Stein, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law and Litigation – Construction
William W. Thompson, Jr., Construction Law
Michael S. Zicherman, Construction Law and Commercial Litigation
Peckar & Abramson has been recognized as Best Lawyer’s “Law Firm of the Year” for three consecutive years in 2013, 2014 and 2015. This distinguished achievement cements P&A’s indisputable standing as the nation’s foremost construction law practice. Nationally, only one law firm per area of practice is selected for this award each year, making achieving this honor for three consecutive years a distinction that signals a breadth of expertise. P&A’s team of expert attorneys recognized on “The Best Lawyers in America” list contribute to the firm’s reputation for excellence.
September 29th - M. Maropakis Carpentry & Continued Uncertainty: Preserving Affirmative Defenses to Government Claims
Jesse S. Keene will conduct a webinar for the American Bar Association Division of Public Contract Law on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from 12noon – 1:00pm. The webinar entitled, "M. Maropakis Carpentry & Continued Uncertainty: Preserving Affirmative Defenses to Government Claims". In M. Maropakis Carpentry v. U.S., 609 F.3d 1323 (2010) the Federal Circuit issued its decision and held that the Court of Federal Claims lacked subject matter jurisdiction over the contractor's excusable delay affirmative defense in response to liquidated damages because there was no Contracting Officer's decision. The majority's decision drew a harsh dissent and the ire of the government contract's bar and upended conventional wisdom regarding a contractor's ability to assert an affirmative defense to a government claim. In the five years since, the Court of Federal Claims has, at times, both narrowed the Maropakis holding and expanded it dramatically. This webinar will look at the development of the case law since 2010 and discuss best practices to ensure subject matter jurisdiction over affirmative defenses.
Learn More (apps.americanbar.org/dch/committee.cfm?com=PC501900)
Jesse S. Keene