News

April 2016

Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that five of the firm’s Washington, D.C. attorneys were named to the 2016 edition of Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers magazine. Super Lawyers’ selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Fewer than 5 percent of attorneys in any jurisdiction are chosen as Super Lawyers, and no more than 2.5 percent are named to its Rising Stars list.

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EVENT

April 27th - Smart Phones on Construction Sites – The good, the bad and the ugly
Location: Kellogg Conference Center at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois

Gregory A. Eichorn, of the firm's Chicago office, will be speaking at a seminar titled, "Smart Phones on Construction Sites – The good, the bad and the ugly" on April 27, 2016 at the Kellogg Conference Center at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. The seminar will discuss the benefits and risks of using phones (and their email, photo and video capabilities) on construction sites. The seminar is hosted by the Master of Project Management Program, Executive Management for Design and Construction Program, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences where Mr. Eichorn is an Adjunct Professor.
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with:
Gregory A. Eichorn


EVENT

April 19-21, 2016 - 12th Annual CDI Peer Group Conference
Location: Fountainbleau Hotel in Miami, Florida

Gary M. Stein, of the firm's Miami office will be speaking at the 12th Annual CDI Peer Group Conference, April 19-21, 2016 at the Fountainbleau Hotel in Miami, Florida. Mr. Stein will focus his discussion on condominium construction defect risk from the perspective of duration of exposure and the legislative schemes together with other management techniques that contain the risk during the gap. The perspective is oriented to condominium/residential defect risk.

with:
Gary M. Stein


Neal I. Sklar, a partner in the firm's Miami office, was quoted in an InfraAmericas article on April 4, 2016. The article titled "Florida Governor Signs P3 Bills into Law" discusses the two new P3 procurement procedure bills that Florida's Governor Rick Scott signed into law on March 30, 2016. Mr. Sklar said that the passage of both bills (SB 124 and SB 126) are favorable for P3's in the state noting that SB 124 will allow public universities and colleges to use private funding for their projects and that SB 126 will make it easier for P3 related organizations to submit unsolicited proposals. Both laws become effective on July 1, 2016.

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April 14th - Legal and Ethical Professional Practice Issues
Location: Holiday Inn in Parsippany, New Jersey located at 707 Route 46 East

Peckar & Abramson along with the Institute for Design Professionals are pleased to announce an upcoming panel discussion entitled "Legal and Ethical Professional Practice Issues". Participating in the panel is Richard Volack, a partner in the firm's New York office, Stephen Winkles, a partner at New Jersey based firm Tesser & Cohen, Danielle Cohen, also of Tesser & Cohen, and Don Erwin, a forensic architect from Erwin & Bielinski. This engaging discussion will give architects and engineers valuable insight into how contractors work and their motivations. Richard Volack will be speaking specifically on the topic of risk management. The panel will be held on April 14th from 8:30 am to 4 in the afternoon at the Holiday Inn in Parsippany, New Jersey located at 707 Route 46 East.

with:
Richard R. Volack