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Power Facilities Practice Group

The Power of P&A

The power industry is experiencing a significant transformation as a result of new regulations, increased competition, and evolving attitudes toward acceptable energy sources and new technologies. Now more than ever, industry participants involved in the construction of power plants require lawyers with diverse experience and specialized expertise to provide effective and efficient counsel through the full spectrum of construction issues that arise on power projects.

Peckar & Abramson became involved in the power industry shortly after opening our doors in 1978. Since then, our attorneys, operating from ten different offices throughout the United States, have successfully represented owners, contractors, and construction managers in connection with a vast array of national and international power projects, including nuclear, coal, gas, hydro-electric, bio-fuel, and solar power facilities, as well as pipelines, distribution systems, and other power-related infrastructure projects. This extensive range of experience has provided Peckar & Abramson’s attorneys with a nuanced understanding of the complexities and implications of a wide variety of project delivery methods, including design/build, EPC, EPCM, fixed priced, target price and cost reimbursable contracts.

Client-Lawyer Partnership

Power-related projects are often long-term undertakings that involve hundreds of millions, if not billions, of dollars, and frequently involve longstanding, important business relationships. Those involved in such major projects seek to foster their business relationships by preventing disputes from derailing their mutual goals. Peckar & Abramson fully understands these goals and how to partner with our clients to achieve them. Our attorneys are uniquely capable of assisting clients from the earliest stages of a project by formulating and negotiating the critical contracts and ensuring that they are consistent with our clients’ risk and operational profiles. We have extensive experience, as members of operational teams, in providing our clients with real-time risk management guidance for long-term, on-site assignments. We also participate in contract close-outs to help ensure that they are smooth and final. We represent clients before Dispute Review Boards and in mediations to facilitate client-controlled resolutions. When necessary, we can also serve as vigorous advocates in arbitrations and in litigation. While we have the depth of bench to provide the requisite resources for even the most complex cases, we staff sparingly to meet the demands of the case and our partners remain directly involved in finding efficient and effective solutions to the most challenging of legal issues.

P&A Empowers its Clients

Peckar & Abramson has the resources and experience needed to assist in:

  • Drafting, negotiating and assessing risks in prime contracts, subcontracts, joint venture, consortium and other related agreements
  • Managing the commercial administration of ongoing projects
  • Interacting with joint venture or consortium partners
  • Providing claim-avoidance services
  • Developing affirmative claims for successful resolution
  • Asserting and defending claims in every aspect of the dispute resolution process

Whether a client needs assistance in structuring his or her business deal, single-issue guidance, short-term advice, a seconded attorney for the project’s term, or a sophisticated, zealous advocate, the Power of P&A achieves Results FirstSM.