February 2017

Frank M. Rapoport, a partner in the firm's New York office, authored an article in the Associated Pennsylvania Constructors Publication, Volume 95, Issue 4, Winter 2017, titled "Determining the Role of P3s in Infrastructure Investment". The article discusses President Donald J. Trump's vision to transform America's infrastructure and the questions being asked in the contracting industry regarding his administration's initiatives. Mr. Rapoport also discusses the President's key issues which include infrastructure investment to strengthen the U.S. economic platform, make America more competitive, create millions of jobs, increase wages for American workers, and reduce the costs of goods and services for American consumers.

Peckar & Abramson is pleased to announce that founding partner Robert S. Peckar and partner Michael S. Zicherman served as contributing editors of Getting the Deal Through—Construction 2017. The attorneys co-authored the introduction to Getting the Deal Through, Construction 2017 as well as the chapter titled United States, published by Law Business Research, Ltd. Getting the Deal Through—Construction provides members of the construction industry and construction related legal and business providers with special insight into key industry issues in twenty-six (26) jurisdictions worldwide.

Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through: Construction 2016, (published in July 2015; contributing editors: Robert S Peckar and Michael S Zicherman, Peckar & Abramson PC) For further information please visit

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Patrick J. Greene, Jr., a partner in the firm's New Jersey office, authored an article in the AGC of America Newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2017, titled "Managing the Risks of Subcontract Claims". The article discusses the importance of well-crafted subcontract documents to anticipate the nature of probable risks and provide mechanisms for allocating potential financial consequences among the parties. It also discusses the risks contractor's face relating to subcontractor claims, where the risks derive from and urges risk management professionals and/or attorneys to employ concerted strategies, specialized subcontract provisions and disciplined procedures throughout contract performance in order to avoid such risks.

Robert S. Peckar spoke at the Anti-Corruption Conference sponsored by the CNEC (Camara Nacional de Empresas de Consultorio) and the Instituto Mexicano de Desorollo Technologico on January 27, 2017 in Mexico City. The conference addressed developments in the law and practice of Mexico regarding the fight against corruption and the improvement of environment for honest businesses to thrive. Mr. Peckar's presentation focused on what construction companies, in particular, can do to operate with integrity and a commitment not to engage in corrupt acts . Mr. Peckar spoke on behalf of the International Corporate Compliance Consultancy, LLC (headquartered in Miami), a consultant firm formed by Peckar & Abramson.


Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Matthew S. C. Moore has joined the firm as a partner in P&A’s Construction and Surety practice groups. In addition to Moore, the firm welcomes Senior Counsel Tracy Russell Galimore and Associate Angela A. L. Connor. Moore, Galimore and Connor, who are based in the firm’s Houston office, bring a wealth of experience in construction litigation and surety law to the firm’s deep bench in these areas of law.

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