June 2015

Jerry P. Brodsky was profiled in the June 2015 issue of South Florida Business & Wealth magazine in a story entitled ‘Mega Mediator’. Described as a Miami attorney that manages disputes in world-class construction projects, Mr. Brodsky played a key role resolving the Panama Canal expansion dispute in 2014, and in 2015, he developed 35 construction Dispute Resolution Boards which will keep the Olympics in Rio on schedule without interruption.

Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized by Chambers & Partners USA as a top-ranking firm nationwide for Construction. The firm has ranked tier one since the construction practice area rankings were introduced both nationwide and in New York, demonstrating P&A’s indisputable standing as the nation’s foremost construction law practice.

The following attorneys were singled out for their excellence in Construction Law: Steven M. Charney, Robert S. Peckar, Gregory H. Chertoff, Bruce D. Meller, Howard M. Rosen, John D. Hanover, Adrian L. Bastianelli III, Stephen M. Seeger, Michael A. Branca, Stephen H. Reisman, Melinda S. Gentile, Gary M. Stein and Danielle J. Cole

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Robert S. Peckar and Michael S. Zicherman co-authored the introduction to a book entitled Getting the Deal Through, Construction 2015 as well as the chapter titled United States, published by Law Business Research, Ltd. The book provides members of the construction industry and those who provide them with legal and business advice with special insight into key industry issues on a country by country basis.
Mr. Peckar is the contributing editor to the 2015 edition.

Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through – Construction 2015, (published in July 2014; contributing editor: Robert S Peckar, Peckar & Abramson, PC) For further information please visit

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June 23rd - Preserving Your Reputation And Financial Interests: How to Avoid Regulatory and Criminal Risks
Location: Peckar & Abramson's Miami office conference center

Peckar & Abramson's Miami office will host a Peer Conference titled: “Preserving Your Reputation And Financial Interests: How to Avoid Regulatory and Criminal Risks in Your Construction Business”. The conference will be held on June 23, 2015 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am, in our Miami office conference center. Ralf R. Rodriguez, a partner in our Miami office and Richard T. Preiss, a partner in our New York office will lead the discussion to include strategies and tactics to avoid becoming the target of criminal investigation and prosecution and how to increase the changes of a successful outcome.

Ralf R. Rodriguez
Richard T. Preiss


June 17th - The False Claims Act in Construction Projects
Location: New York City Bar Association

Thomas J. Curran, a partner in Peckar & Abramson's New York office, will be participating in a panel discussion entitled "The False Claims Act in Construction Projects" on June 17, 2015 at the New York City Bar Association. Mr. Curran will be joined on the panel by seven other reputable attorneys to discuss how the False Claim Act works, elements of an False Claim Act violation, types of acts found to violate the False Claim Act, how to counsel clients to avoid committing False Claim Act violations, and how to defend against False Claim Act actions brought by the federal government. The program will be webcast through Casemaker.
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Thomas J. Curran