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RESULTS FIRST℠“They are the top law firm representing contractors.” Chambers USA
RESULTS FIRST℠“Peckar & Abramson is second to none.” Chambers USA
Decades of leadership in construction law extends to a full spectrum of legal services, focused on results, client service and value.
Built upon decades of experience, industry-leading professionals and a history of accomplishments.
Resourceful, insightful and determined - why clients have come to P&A for decades.
Respecting the cost, time and impact to our client – efficiency from the start.
P&A Closes Cross-Border Steel Industry Deal
Peckar & Abramson’s New Jersey office represented JSW Steel Ltd. in its acquisition of 100% of the equity of Acero Junction Holdings Inc., the Owner of a steel manufacturing facility in Mingo Junction, OH for a purchase price of approximately $81 million. JSW is a one of the largest steel conglomerates in India and plans … Read More
A Case of First Impression
In a case of first impression, P&A represented a general contractor, whose home office is in Maryland, with respect to a project in New Jersey. A subcontractor brought a lawsuit against the general contractor in state court in New Jersey. The subcontract between P&A’s client and the subcontractor identified Maryland as the choice of venue. … Read More
Bench Trial Success
Peckar & Abramson’s Houston lawyers secured a judgment in the Harris County District Court. Our attorneys successfully defended a claim for wrongful termination and delay damages brought by a subcontractor against our highway contractor client and its payment bond surety. P&A’s client was also counterclaiming for excess completion costs. Peckar & Abramson tried the case … Read More
Bet the Company – and Win
Peckar & Abramson’s Chicago office scored a victory on behalf of its client in a true “bet the company litigation”. The Plaintiff, a global and well-funded competitor, alleged that our client had engaged in fraud and conspiracy, while improperly aiding and abetting unfair competition practices. The plaintiff’s sought punitive damages that would have bankrupted our … Read More
P&A Closes $10.5 million Acquisition on Behalf of European Contractor
Peckar & Abramson’s M&A team recently represented a European Contractor in the successful closing of its $10.5 million purchase of the controlling interest of a heavy highway and civil contractor. Our M&A team structured the transaction and negotiated the purchase agreement, LLC membership agreements, executive employment agreements and other transaction documents. Our team conducted a … Read More
Essential Employees Who Contract COVID-19 May Be Entitled to Workers’ Compensation Benefits: What New Jersey Employers Need to Know
New Jersey employers make note: A recently enacted amendment to the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Act entitles “essential employees”—including construction and many other types of private sector workers—who contract COVID-19 to the presumption that their illness is work-related. Significantly, this amendment is retroactive to March 9, 2020, the date of the initial pandemic state of … Read More
Super Lawyers® Names 11 Peckar & Abramson Texas Attorneys to Their 2020 List
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that 11 attorneys have been named to the 2020 Texas Super Lawyers® List. According to the publication, the list is exclusive, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in each jurisdiction. The following P&A attorneys from the Houston, Dallas, and Austin … Read More
Peckar & Abramson Partner Named Fellow of Construction Lawyers Society of America
Michael C. Zisa, a partner with the national construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A), has been selected as a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA). The CLSA describes itself as is an invitation-only international honorary association with membership limited to 1,200 practicing Fellows focusing in construction law and related fields. … Read More
How Will Today’s Pandemic Impact Tomorrow’s Construction Contracts?
This article was written for the ConsensusDocs newsletter and first appeared here. The emergence of COVID-19 has created a new set of challenges in the already complex world of negotiating construction contracts. In the pre-COVID-19 era, general contractors, construction managers and those negotiating on their behalf, needed to balance a variety of fairly well-established legal … Read More
Three Peckar & Abramson Attorneys Named New Jersey Law Journal 2020 Professional Excellence Award Winners
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that three firm partners have been selected by the New Jersey Law Journal (NJLJ) among its annual Professional Excellence Awards honorees. Co-Founding Partner Robert (“Bob”) S. Peckar was named a Lifetime Achievement award winner, recognized for the indelible mark he has made … Read More
Is It Live…Or Is It Virtual?
Attorneys Adrian L. Bastianelli, III, Paulo Flores, Kevin O’Connor, and Robert S. Peckar have written “Is It Live…Or Is It Virtual?,” an article for the summer edition of Best Lawyers Magazine. They discuss in detail how best to make virtual mediation work and offer some thoughts on whether it’s here to stay. Read the full … Read More
Lessons Learned From One of Miami’s First Zoom Bench Trials
Attorneys Anne-Solenne Rolland and Freddy X. Muñoz, and Paralegal Katherine Gonzalez have written the article, “Lessons Learned From One of Miami’s First Zoom Bench Trials,” for Daily Business Review/Law.com. They discuss their experience after undertaking one of the first virtual week-long bench trials in Miami-Dade County in June and the valuable lessons they learned in … Read More
Grappling With Viruses on Multiple Fronts: Ongoing Cyber Risk Management in the Age of COVID-19
Richard R. Volack, Chair of Peckar & Abramson’s Cyber Security & Data Privacy Practice, has written “Grappling With Viruses on Multiple Fronts: Ongoing Cyber Risk Management in the Age of COVID-19,” an article for Construction Executive. Richard discusses the preventative measures that construction executives should take to keep the company and its computer systems safe … Read More
COVID in the Americas – A Review of Impacts, Responses, Challenges for Construction Sectors
Jerry P. Brodsky, Partner and Director of Peckar & Abramson’s Latin American Practice, has written the article, “COVID in the Americas – A Review of Impacts, Responses, Challenges for Construction Sectors,” for Daily Business Review/Law.com. Jerry discusses the similarities and differences between the impacts, responses, and challenges for construction in Latin America and the United … Read More
Dispute Resolution in Construction Projects
Robert S. Peckar and Denis Serkin have written “Dispute Resolution in Construction Projects,” a chapter for the 10th edition of The Law Reviews’ The Projects and Construction Review. Read the chapter here.
Chinese Telecommunications Ban to Expand to Federally Funded Contracts Effective November 12, 2020
In our previous alert, we discussed the Federal Government’s Ban (the “Ban”) on certain Chinese covered telecommunications and video surveillance equipment and services in federal government contracts. The ban prohibits government contractors and subcontractors from supplying to the Federal Government or using in their own internal operations certain telecommunications or video surveillance equipment or services … Read More
DoD Contractors Receive Reprieve on Implementation of Chinese Telecommunications Ban
In our previous alert, we discussed the expansion on the Section 889(a)(1)(B) ban on certain Chinese telecommunications equipment and services to contractors and subcontractors who use the equipment and services in their internal operations. Effective August 13, 2020, federal agencies were prohibited from procuring, obtaining, extending, or renewing a contract with a contractor that uses … Read More
51 ATTORNEYS WITH NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION LAW FIRM PECKAR & ABRAMSON, P.C. RECOGNIZED BY BEST LAWYERS®
New York, NY – August 20, 2020 – National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that 51 of the firm’s attorneys, based in its New York, New Jersey, California, Florida, Texas and Washington, DC offices, have been selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers. 41 of these … Read More
Stefanie Salomon Appointed as Board Member for Rebuilding Together Broward County
Stefanie A. Salomon, an Associate in Peckar & Abramson’s Miami office, has been unanimously approved as a Board Member of Rebuilding Together Broward County. As a member of the Board, Stefanie will share her vision and collaborate with a dedicated and passionate group of individuals committed to the organization’s mission of bringing volunteers and communities … Read More
Contractors Must Act Now to Ensure Compliance With Expanded Ban of Chinese Telecommunications Equipment & Services
Later this week, the U.S. will take another step in protecting the federal government’s information and systems by restricting prime-contractors and subcontractors from using certain Chinese telecommunications equipment and services. These restrictions not only apply to those who provide the government with the equipment and services, but also apply to the internal systems used by … Read More
The Designer’s Pre-bid Standard Of Care In A Design-Build Project
This article was written for the ConsensusDocs newsletter and first appeared here. Design-build continues to grow in popularity as a project delivery vehicle. Yet this popularity brings its own challenges. Design-build alters the traditional division of duties between designers, builders, and owners. Among the most obvious of these alterations is the transfer of the designer’s … Read More
Drone Operation in a Construction Zone
The potential uses of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the construction industry continue to expand as new technologies enter the market and construction companies realize UAS can perform unique tasks at tremendous cost savings. The full technological capabilities of UAS are, however, limited by law for public safety reasons. UAS share airspace with traditional passenger, … Read More
Is the Construction Industry Ready? Hurricane Prep in the Midst of the Pandemic
The article, “Is the Construction Industry Ready? Hurricane Prep in the Midst of the Pandemic,” written by Melinda (“Mindy”) S. Gentile, Partner and P&A’s Diversity and Inclusion Chair, and Jerry P. Brodsky, Partner and Director of P&A’s Latin American Practice, was published in the Daily Business Review/Law.com and GlobeSt.com on July 22, 2020. Mindy and … Read More
Representations and Certifications: Implementing Processes to Protect Executives and the Company
The article “Representations and Certifications: Implementing Processes to Protect Executives and the Company,” written by Patrick J Greene, Jr., a Senior Partner with Peckar & Abramson, was published in Construction Executive on July 17, 2020. The article discusses policies and procedures that should be included as part of a comprehensive compliance program. As Patrick mentions, the … Read More
Analysis – Virus Related Legal Issues
This article first appeared in Third Thursdays with the Construction Super Conference (CSC) on July 15, 2020 here. With the heat of summer raging and the global pandemic spiking in some regions of the U.S., effects on construction law are coming into focus. Third Thursday sat down with Patrick J. Greene, Esq., senior partner, Peckar … Read More