News

March 2015

Peckar & Abramson's Washington, D.C. Office hosted a seminar titled "Contractor Certifications on Public Projects: Don't Rely on the Luck of the Irish to Keep You Out of Trouble". The conference was held on March 17, 2015 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Washington, D.C. Stephen M. Seeger, Lori Ann Lange and Michael C. Zisa lead the discussion addressing common certifications, the potential False Claims Act and False Statements Act liability for inaccurate certifications.

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Peckar & Abramson is pleased to announce that Melinda S. Gentile has received The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section lifetime achievement award. The award was instituted to recognize attorneys who have exemplified excellence in the practice of construction law and who provided outstanding service to the development and practice of construction law in the State of Florida. Recipients are recognized for exemplary service to The Florida Bar and the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar, and in particular to the Construction Law Committee, the Construction Law Institute Committee, the Certification Review Course Committee or the Construction Law Certification Exam Committee.

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Frank M. Rapoport was featured in Corporate Livewire’s Infrastructure 2014 Virtual Roundtable as a leading expert. Mr. Rapoport discussed the latest trends and recent developments with reference to specific case studies and regulatory changes. Corporate LiveWire provides business professionals and individuals in the corporate finance sector with information on the latest news and developments from around the globe. The resource provides regular up to date content on an array of subject areas such as corporate transactions, international markets, business strategy and changes in legislation.

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EVENT

April 15-18, 2015 - Use of Drones and Unmanned Aircraft on Construction Projects
Location: Boca Raton Resort and Club, in Boca Raton, Florida

Ralf R. Rodriguez will be speaking at the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law 2015 Annual Meeting on April 15 – 18, 2015 at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, in Boca Raton, Florida. Mr. Rodriguez will speak on the topic titled "Use of Drones and Unmanned Aircraft on Construction Projects". The presentation will focus on recent legal issues and decisions regarding the use of drones for commercial use and policy considerations for contractors who are using or plan to use drones on construction projects.
Learn More (shop.americanbar.org/ebus/ABAEventsCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?productId=169461063)

with:
Ralf R. Rodriguez


EVENT

March 27th - Effective Discovery in Construction Arbitration – What is really necessary?
Location: Doubletree Guest Suites in Santa Monica, California

Steven M. Seeger will be speaking at the American Arbitration Association 2015 Construction Conference: Keeping Arbitration Lean on March 27, 2015 at the Doubletree Guest Suites in Santa Monica, California. Mr. Seeger will participate in the afternoon plenary session titled "Effective Discovery in Construction Arbitration – What is really necessary?"

with:
Stephen M. Seeger