News

May 2016

Peckar & Abramson, P.C. is pleased to announce that Thomas J. Curran, a Partner in the firm’s New York Office, has been elected as Trustee to the Bronxville School Board of Education. A respected member of the Bronxville community, Mr. Curran will draw upon his legal expertise and fluency in local municipal issues to successfully steer the Bronxville School to future success.

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EVENT

August 04-6, 2016 - American Bar Association Section of Public Contract Law Annual Conference
Location: San Francisco, California

Frank M. Rapoport and Lori A. Lange will be speaking at the American Bar Association Section of Public Contract Law Annual Conference, August 4 – 6, 2016 in San Francisco, California. Mr. Rapoport will be moderating a panel discussion on Thursday, August 4, 2016 titled, "Public-Private Partnerships: A Look at the Deal Pipeline for Government Infrastructure Projects". During this session, the panel will discuss active and upcoming projects, lessons learned from previous deals, a broad range of asset classes, including transportation, public buildings (ie: courthouses and civic centers), water facilities, power plants as well as student housing and related campus infrastructure and strategies for collaborating with public owners, including City Council, MTA's, Mayors and County officials. Ms. Lange will be moderating a panel discussion on Friday, August 5, 2016 titled, "Prevailing Wage Requirements in Government Construction Contracts". During this session, the panel will discuss prevailing wage requirements (who is covered, the scope of coverage, wage determinations, submission of certified payrolls, use of certified payroll software), red flags of non-compliance and best practices for verifying/monitoring compliance, Department of Labor audits for construction projects and The Circle C decision and False Claims Act.
Learn More (www.americanbar.org/groups/public_contract_law/events_cle/pubcon16ann.html)

with:
Frank M. Rapoport
Lori Ann Lange


EVENT

June 28th - Top Ten Contract Killer Clauses & How to Neutralize Them

Michael C. Zisa, a partner in the firm's Washington, D.C. office, along with Brian Perlberg of the Associated General Contractors of America and Kristin Protas of Gilbane Building Company will be presenting a webinar entitled "Top Ten Contract Killer Clauses & How to Neutralize Them " on June 28, 2016 from 2:00-3:30pm. The webinar will discuss why unbalanced contract clauses are commonly used in the industry, how to Identify contract killer clauses that shift risk to the wrong party and how to effectively negotiate strategies to neutralize the worst contracts provision key differences between the AGC-endorsed ConsensusDocs and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) standard contract documents.
Learn More (www.agc.org/learn/education-training/events/webinar-top-ten-contract-killer-clauses-how-neutralize-them)

with:
Michael C. Zisa


Peckar & Abramson is pleased to announce that members of the firm's Latin American Practice Group participated in the 2016 Annual Meeting of Construlegal®, a working alliance of construction law firms co-founded by Peckar & Abramson and dedicated to serving the construction industry throughout the Americas. Construlegal’s annual meeting was held in Cartagena, Colombia on April 14-15, 2016, and included some of the top attorneys practicing construction and infrastructure law from 13 countries in the Americas: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, the U.S. and Uruguay.

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Charles Kenny, a Partner in the firm's New Jersey office, and Doris Short, Senior Counsel in the firm's New York office, spoke at the New Jersey State Bar Association seminar entitled "What Contractors Need to Know About the Changing Climate of EEO and DBE Compliance Requirements in State and Federal Contracts". The seminar addressed a wide range of current issues involving the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise requirements as they relate to equal employment opportunity requirements. The seminar featured a variety of different experts on the topic including Duane Floyd, the Executive Assistant at the NJ Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services, Registration Branch, and Alvin Harvey, the Supervisor Construction EEO Compliance at the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The event was moderated by Adrienne L. lsacoff, Esq. of Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader. The seminar was held on Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 3:00pm - 4:15pm at the New Jersey State Bar, located at 1 Constitution Square New Brunswick, New Jersey.