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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.

RESULTS FIRST

“They are the top law firm representing contractors.” Chambers USA

RESULTS FIRST

“Peckar & Abramson is second to none.” Chambers USA

RESULTS FIRST

Decades of leadership in construction law extends to a full spectrum of legal services, focused on results, client service and value.

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EXPERIENCED

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Built upon decades of experience, industry-leading professionals and a history of accomplishments.

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Resourceful, insightful and determined - why clients have come to P&A for decades.

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Respecting the cost, time and impact to our client – efficiency from the start.

RESULTS

  • 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

INSIGHTS

  • 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

  • New Austin Ordinance Authorizes Civil Enforcement of COVID-19 Safety Measures

    Contractors performing work in Austin should be aware that the City of Austin (“City”) has recently approved an ordinance authorizing civil enforcement measures for worksites that fail to meet specific safety standards designed to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. Austin’s contractor community has been proactive in taking steps to make jobsites safe for their employees. … Read More

  • Employee Screening and Testing in the COVID-19 Era: Getting Back to Work

    This article was written for the ConsensusDocs newsletter and first appeared here. Currently Available Workplace Protocols for Employers Employers seeking to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission in the workplace should consider from among the three currently available protocols: Written Questionnaires; Temperature Checks; and Viral or Diagnostic Testing. When implementing a screening or testing protocol, … Read More

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Guidance and Best Practices for Contractors

    The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has adversely affected the way of life for billions of people seemingly overnight.  From running everyday errands to its impact on the global economy, no aspect of humanity has been spared. While the potential impacts of the Coronavirus to the construction industry remain shrouded in ambiguity, what we do know is … Read More

  • Twenty-Five Peckar & Abramson Attorneys Named to 2020 Super Lawyers® Lists

    National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that 25 attorneys have been named to the 2020 Super Lawyers® Lists in California, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, Texas, and Washington, DC.* According to the publication, the lists are exclusive, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in each jurisdiction. The … Read More

  • U.S. Department of Defense Institutes New Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification

    Contractors doing business with the Federal Government, particularly with the Department of Defense (“DoD”), commonly handle sensitive information that is not intended to be disseminated. Controlled Unclassified Information (“CUI”) is one such type and is more specifically defined as “information that requires safeguarding or dissemination controls pursuant to and consistent with laws, regulations and government-wide … Read More

  • Peckar & Abramson Ranked First Among Construction Executive’s “The Top 50 Construction Law Firms™”

    National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that it has been ranked first among Construction Executive (CE)’s “The Top 50 Construction Law Firms™.” P&A was also named in the first position in 2019, the inaugural year of the publication’s rankings. Published in CE’s June 2020 issue, the rankings feature … Read More

  • MTA Implements Revised Contractors Debarment Regulations

    On June 3, 2020, the Metropolitan Transit Authority (“MTA”) published and implemented revised regulations pertaining to the debarment of contractors.  The revised regulations address many of the deep concerns raised by the contracting community. Under relevant administrative procedure, the MTA publication of the revised regulations starts a 45 day notice period before the regulations can … Read More

  • New York City Construction Activity Restarts Monday, June 8: New York City Department of Buildings Releases New COVID-19 Safety Guidance

    Effective Monday, June 8, 2020, New York City moves into Phase 1 of reopening. The New York City Department of Buildings has released new COVID-19 safety guidance for property owners and contractors of all permitted construction sites across the City. All jobs sites must adhere to the new rules. Click here to view the guidance … Read More

  • Building Bridges: The Realities and Implications of Diversity and Inclusion in Construction Law

    Melinda (“Mindy”) S. Gentile, Peckar & Abramson’s Diversity and Inclusion Chair, authored “Building Bridges: The Realities and Implications of Diversity and Inclusion in Construction Law” for Best Lawyers Magazine’s Spring 2020 edition. Mindy discusses the current state of the challenges and opportunities facing the growing pool of diverse construction attorneys. Read the article here.

  • Building Bridges: The Realities and Implications of Diversity and Inclusion in Construction Law

    Melinda (“Mindy”) S. Gentile, Peckar & Abramson’s Diversity and Inclusion Chair, authored “Building Bridges: The Realities and Implications of Diversity and Inclusion in Construction Law” for Best Lawyers Magazine’s Spring 2020 edition. Mindy discusses the current state of the challenges and opportunities facing the growing pool of diverse construction attorneys.

  • Melinda Gentile Quoted as Source in Engineering News-Record

    Melinda (“Mindy”) Gentile, Peckar & Abramson’s Diversity and Inclusion Chair and Partner in the firm’s Miami office, was quoted in Engineering News-Record‘s article, “Virus Snarls Hurricane Preparation,” published on June 3, 2020. Discussing the effect of the intersection of hurricane season and the coronavirus pandemic on construction, she says “a major weather event could exacerbate … Read More

  • Brett Moritz Published in Daily Business Review/Law.com

    The article, “South Florida’s Aging Infrastructure: Land of Perils and Opportunities,” written by Brett J. Moritz, an Associate in Peckar & Abramson’s Miami office, and Matthew H. Scott, a Partner with Dunay, Miskel & Backman, was published in the Daily Business Review/Law.com on June 3, 2020. Brett and Matthew discuss how due to aging infrastructure, … Read More

  • Reduce Construction Risk With Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

    The article “Reduce Construction Risk With Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning,” written by Adam P. Handfinger, Co-Managing Partner of Peckar & Abramson’s Miami office, and Kris Lengieza, Senior Director of Business Development at Procore Technologies, was published in Construction Executive on June 2, 2020. Adam and Kris discuss the impact of technology on the construction … Read More

  • Nathalie Vergoulias Earns Legal Spanish Certification From University of Miami School of Law

    Nathalie N. Vergoulias, an Associate in Peckar & Abramson’s Miami office, has earned a Legal Spanish Certification from the University of Miami School of Law. The Legal Spanish Certification course delivers 72 hours of instruction over a 20-week period, taught entirely in Spanish. During this period, Nathalie performed tasks typical to the legal systems of … Read More

  • Patrick Greene Answers Construction Dive Readers’ Coronavirus Legal Questions

    Patrick J. Greene, Jr., Senior Partner and Co-chair of Peckar & Abramson’s COVID-19 Task Force, recently answered Construction Dive readers’ coronavirus legal questions as part of the publication’s “May Mailbag” feature. Questions include: (1) What types of guidance should contractors follow in order to maintain jobsite health and safety? (2) How can we adequately provide … Read More

  • Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Q&A (Recording)

    Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Q&A in conjunction with CohnReznick and Lockton Companies on May 27, 2020.