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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
Construction Among Occupations Allowed to Conduct Pre-Employment Drug Testing for Marijuana in New York City; New York City Has Banned Pre-Hire Marijuana Testing For Many Other Occupations
Effective May 10, 2020, the City of New York enacted a law prohibiting most public and private employers from testing prospective employees for marijuana pursuant to a pre-employment drug test. The prohibition was added as a new basis of unlawful employment discrimination pursuant to the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL” – Section 8-107, … Read More
Adam Handfinger Published in Daily Business Review/Law.com
The article “Is My Lawyer a Robot? Technology’s Impact on Professional Services,” written by Adam P. Handfinger, Co-Managing Partner of Peckar & Abramson’s Miami office, and Rob M. Drover, Vice President of Business Solutions at Marcum, was published in the Daily Business Review/Law.com on May 14, 2020. Adam and Rob discuss the readily available technologies … Read More
The Government is Here to Help You – Be Careful: Best Business Practices in the Post-COVID World (Presentation Slides and Recording)
The Government is Here to Help You – Be Careful: Best Business Practices in the Post-COVID World. Presentation in conjunction with Guidepost Solutions LLC on May 14, 2020.
New Jersey Construction Reopens Monday, May 18 at 6:00 a.m.
On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy issued Executive Order 142 providing for the resumption of non-essential construction projects in New Jersey as of Monday, May 18, 2020 at 6 a.m. Paragraph two of the Order, which can be viewed here, includes mandatory health and safety protocols to be followed. For a … Read More
In Memoriam: Frank A. Hess
Frank Hess, Senior Counsel with Peckar & Abramson’s Construction and Infrastructure practice, passed away on May 3, 2020 at the age of 61. Frank was known at P&A and by peers in the New Jersey and New York construction bars as a gifted attorney, trusted colleague, and tenacious litigator who possessed a high degree of … Read More
PPP/CARES Act Q&A (Recording)
Stephen Katz, Chair of Peckar & Abramson’s Corporate Law Practice, participated in a Q&A forum on May 6 with AJ Sercombe of Lockton Companies, answering various questions related to PPP and the CARES Act. To watch the recording, click here.
Requesting Video Trial Testimony in Light of COVID-19: Idaho district court makes a special exception in extreme circumstances
All of us practicing law during these interesting times have come across situations in which we must apply long-standing rules to unique and ever-changing fact patterns. An example of this occurred in Vasquez v. City of Idaho Falls, Case No. 4:16-CV-00184-DCN (D. Idaho Apr. 13, 2020). In that case, the plaintiff’s racial-discrimination and retaliatory-discharge claims were … Read More
Going Back to Work – Starting or Restarting a Construction Project During the Pandemic
Over the next several weeks and months construction projects that had been shuttered will be restarted and new projects will be commenced. This Alert provides a checklist of issues that should be considered before starting or restarting such projects. These issues are drawn from lessons learned on “essential” projects that continued in hard-hit areas, guidance … Read More
COVID-19 Construction Update: Claims and Related Coverage Issues (Presentation Slides and Recording)
COVID-19 Construction Update: Claims and Related Coverage Issues. Presentation in conjunction with Saxe Doernberger & Vita on May 6, 2020.
What Do Hackers Want From Construction Companies? More Than You Can Imagine
For many years now, we have seen hackers break into, hold for ransom, and destroy the IT systems of well-known finance, health care, and retail giants. During that same time, the construction industry, along with many other industries, may have felt a certain false sense of security that hackers were not (or at least seemingly … Read More
CONSTRULEGAL® COVID-19 Alert
As one of three founding members of CONSTRULEGAL®, we are pleased to share CONSTRULEGAL®’s first COVID-19 Alert. The alert includes three articles by founding members discussing the impact of COVID-19 on the construction industry, including “COVID-19: Lessons Learned from the Frontlines in New York, New Jersey and Around the U.S” by Peckar & Abramson Partners … Read More
Jerry Brodsky Quoted as Source in Florida Trend Magazine
Jerry Brodsky was quoted in an article titled, “Florida’s plan to build 330 miles of new toll roads,” which appeared in Florida Trend Magazine on April 27, 2020, and discussed the state’s interest in developing three new corridors stretching into rural parts of the state. Brodsky’s comment concerned Florida’s strong reputation internationally as a business … Read More
Chambers & Partners USA Names Peckar & Abramson, PC to Band 1 Level Nationwide in Construction Law; 19 P&A Lawyers Recognized as Leading Attorneys
Peckar & Abramson, PC (P&A) is pleased to announce that the firm has again been recognized by Chambers & Partners USA in the area of Construction Law at the Band 1 level Nationwide, the highest level. P&A stands alone in its distinction of being named a Band 1 firm in Construction Law nationally each year … Read More
Richard Volack Published in Construction Executive
“Construction Cyber Hygiene: A Staple in Today’s Infectious World,” written by Richard Volack, Chair of Peckar & Abramson’s Cyber Security & Data Privacy practice, was published by Construction Executive on April 22, 2020. Richard discusses some of the more recent social engineering, phishing, data security and ransom ware attacks that have arisen around COVID-19 and … Read More
CISA Updates Guidance on Identifying Critical Infrastructure Workers: Does Your Work Fall Within These Sectors?
On April 17, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (“CISA”) issued Version 3.0 to the Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce, which originally was published on March 19, 2020 (“CISA Guidance”). One key aspect of Version 3.0 is additional clarification on whether construction is essential. During the COVID-19 response, State … Read More
Gregory Begg Answers Construction Dive Readers’ Coronavirus Legal Questions
Gregory Begg, Co-chair of Peckar & Abramson’s Labor Relations and Employment Law Practice, recently answered Construction Dive readers’ coronavirus legal questions as part of the publication’s “April Mailbag” feature. Questions include: (1) How does a contractor safely know if his or her projects are essential? (2) Are there penalties on essential government projects if a … Read More
Managing Subcontractor Default Risks During COVID-19: Part 2 (Presentation Slides and Recording)
Managing Subcontractor Default Risks During COVID-19: Part 2. Presentation in conjunction with FMI, Markel, and Hudson Insurance Group on April 21, 2020. To view the webinar recording or download the presentation slides, click here.
COVID-19 Damages and Time Recovery: Contract Checklist and Analysis
This Alert explores the contract provisions and related rights that are likely to govern time and compensation adjustments for COVID-19 impacts. As parties begin analyzing such rights, this is intended to serve as a useful guide and checklist. Analysis of relevant contract provisions should start with careful consideration of the specific impacts that have been … Read More
Navigating the CARES Act with Stephen Katz (Podcast)
GWP Constructing Brands Podcast: Navigating the CARES Act with Stephen Katz. April 2020. Learn more about the podcast episode here.
Taking A Closer Look at Force Majeure Clauses in Today’s Environment (Podcast)
National Association of Surety Bond Producers – Let’s Get Surety Podcast: Taking A Closer Look at Force Majeure Clauses in Today’s Environment. Listen on Apple Podcasts here.