News

April 2014

Michael A. Branca and Lori Ann Lange co-authored a chapter in a book entitled Inside the Minds: Litigation Strategies for Government Contracts, published by Aspatore Books from Thomson Rueters (c) 2014. The chapter titled Risks and Strategies in Government Contract Litigation provides an overview of contract disputes between a contractor and the federal government, explores a contractor’s motives for filing a dispute, the most common subjects of government contract disputes, and the importance of understanding the provisions and clauses of a government contract and the procedures outlined in the Contract Disputes Act and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) when it comes to filing a claim against the government. The chapter also addresses the differences between litigating with the government versus litigating a private party and the alternatives to government contract litigation.

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EVENT

April 17th - High Risk Construction and Best Practices to Avoid Claims for Construction Defects
Location: One S.E. Third Avenue, Suite 3050, Miami, Florida

Peckar & Abramson will be hosting a Peer Conference titled “High Risk Construction and Best Practices to Avoid Claims for Construction Defects” on April 17th from 8:00am to 10:00am in our Miami Office located at One S.E. Third Avenue, Suite 3050, Miami, Florida. The program will address high-risk building components and those we most frequently see as the subject of claims for construction defects. We will also discuss and analyze the steps that can be taken, from a legal and technical perspective to avoid such claims.

with:
Stephen H. Reisman


EVENT

April 11th - Subcontract Insurance Clauses: It Requires More Than Flowing Down The Owner’s Clauses
Location: Lower Conference Center at 41 Madison Avenue, New York, New York

Peckar & Abramson will be hosting a breakfast seminar titled "Subcontract Insurance Clauses: It Requires More Than Flowing Down The Owner’s Clauses" on April 11, 2014 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am in the Lower Conference Center at 41 Madison Avenue, New York, New York. The program will address the specific challenges that accompany insurance clauses in subcontract agreements and will also analyze insurance coverage issues that impact successful risk transfer to downstream parties. See attached PDF for more information.

with:
Craig A. Landy
Howard M. Rosen


PRESS RELEASE

Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce the expansion of its Washington, D.C. office with the addition of seven attorneys from Seeger, P.C. The Seeger team, consisting of some of the D.C. area’s leading construction litigators, will enhance P&A’s construction, commercial and surety law practice in the D.C. area, and its national government contracts practice.

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EVENT

April 10-12, 2014 - The Delicate Balance Between Managing the Project vs. Managing the Claim
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

Robert P. Brown will be speaking at the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry Annual Meeting April 10 - 12, 2014, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. Brown will be speaking on the topic titled “The Delicate Balance Between Managing the Project vs. Managing the Claim”. Mr. Brown will focus on what to do on large construction projects when a significant mid-project claim has arisen that threatens to hijack several aspects of the project, including project communication and the focused cooperation between the parties necessary to advance the project.
Learn More (apps.americanbar.org/aba_timssnet/meetings/tnt_meetings.cfm?action=long&primary_id=CI0414&webtextid=82588&Subsystem=MTG&related_prod_flag=0)

with:
Robert P. Brown