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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
The Adoption of a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy in the Workplace
It was not long after the first pharmaceutical company announced a successful Phase 3 trial of a COVID-19 vaccine that questions began to be asked by employers about whether, and under what circumstances, an employer could mandate that employees receive a COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment. While it is presently legal for an … Read More
Natural Disasters’ Impact on Construction in the United States
Robert S, Peckar, a founding partner of Peckar & Abramson, and Crystal T. Dang, an associate in the firm’s Houston office, have written “Natural Disasters’ Impact on Construction in the United States,” an article for Construction Executive. The article provides guidelines in anticipation of disasters, for reviewing the impact of a disaster as it is … Read More
Nine Peckar & Abramson Attorneys Named 2020 Thought Leaders in Who’s Who Legal
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that nine attorneys have been named 2020 WWL Thought Leaders – Construction by Who’s Who Legal. These attorneys are recognized for having obtained the largest number of nominations from peers, corporate counsel and other market sources in WWL’s most recent research cycle, with many having … Read More
Documenting Contract Changes in Construction
JD Holzheauser, a senior associate in Peckar & Abramson’s Houston office, has written “Documenting Contract Changes in Construction” an article for Construction Executive. The article provides advice on actions a contractor can take during construction that will help them recover time or money when a contract’s schedule or scope of work needs to be changed. … Read More
Reporting Incidents of Work-Related COVID-19 Fatalities and Hospitalizations
On September 30, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued new regulatory guidance to clarify employer reporting requirements of COVID-19 related work incidents that lead to either an employee fatality or hospitalization. The reporting requirement for fatalities from a work-related COVID-19 infection is triggered when an employee dies within 30 days of being … Read More
Subcontractor Failure to Pay Employee Wages Could Fall on General Contractors
Michael C. Zisa, Chair of Peckar & Abramson’s Surety and Construction Related Insurance Defense practice, has written “Subcontractor Failure to Pay Employee Wages Could Fall on General Contractors,” an article for Construction Executive. The article discusses how general contractors must realize the risk of being held liable for a subcontractor’s failure to pay timely and … Read More
Peckar & Abramson Named 2021 “Law Firm of the Year” in Litigation – Construction and Earns 29 National and Metropolitan Rankings in U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that the firm has been named 2021 “Law Firm of the Year” in Litigation – Construction by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” U.S. News – Best Lawyers states that only one law firm per nationally-ranked area of practice is … Read More
Super Lawyers® Names 21 Peckar & Abramson Attorneys to Their 2020 New York List
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that 21 attorneys have been named to the 2020 New York Super Lawyers® List. According to the publication the list is exclusive, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in each jurisdiction as Super Lawyers and no more than 2.5 percent … 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