RESULTS FIRST℠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
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
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. Receives Honors from South Florida Legal Guide
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that the 2020 South Florida Legal Guide has named P&A a Top Law Firm in South Florida and has honored P&A Vice Chairman, Stephen H. Reisman, as a Top Lawyer, and Partner Warren E. Friedman, and Senior Associate Freddy X. Muñoz, as … Read More
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. Welcomes Levi Barrett, Denis Ducran, and Christopher Kinzel as Partners; Announces Additional Promotions to Senior Counsel and Senior Associate Ranks
NEW YORK, NY. – January 2, 2020 – Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Levi Barrett, Denis Ducran, and Christopher Kinzel have been promoted to Partner. P&A also announces the promotion of David Bennet and Tracey Williams to Senior Counsel and Navid Ansari, Shannon Azzaro, Justin Holzheauser, Dorthy Koncur, Jackson Mabry, … Read More
American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell Name 15 Peckar & Abramson Attorneys “New York’s Top-Rated Lawyers”
NEW YORK, NY. – December 30, 2019 – National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that 15 attorneys in the firm’s New York City metro area offices have been published in American Lawyer Media’s list of “New York’s Top-Rated Lawyers” for 2019. P&A attorneys named as “New York’s Top-Rated … Read More
AB5: New Requirements for Independent Contractor Classification, and Its Potential Impacts on the Construction Industry
January 1, 2020 welcomes a new decade and ushers Assembly Bill No. 5 (“AB5”) into law in California, potentially impacting general construction contractors and subcontractors’ use of independent owner-operator truckers. Background On September 18, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom approved and signed into law AB5, which will take effect on January 1, 2020. The California Legislature … Read More
MTA Debarment Update
Alliance for Fair and Equitable Contracting Today, Inc., a nonprofit formed by five trade associations, including the GCA, the BTEA and the NY Building Congress, has sued the Metropolitan Transportation Authority over rules that debar contractors for delays and cost overruns on MTA projects without regard to the reasons for the delays and cost overruns. … Read More
Fla. Courts Continue to Expand Liability of Design Professionals on Construction Projects
This article appeared in the Daily Business Review on Law.com on November 21, 2019 and is linked HERE.
New York Office Co-Managing Partner Paul Monte Ranked In Top 100 of All New York Metro Area Attorneys
NEW YORK, NY – November 19, 2019 – National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that New York office Co-Managing Partner and Executive Committee member, Paul Monte, was named to Super Lawyers list of Top 100 New York Metro attorneys, making Monte the only Construction attorney on this prestigious … Read More
Crane Operations: Legal Compliance and Risk Management
This article appeared in the Daily Business Review on Law.com on November 7, 2019 and is linked HERE.
Peckar & Abramson, PC Continues Growth of Texas Construction & Infrastructure Practice with the Arrival of Three Attorneys
HOUSTON, TX. – October 17, 2019 – The Texas offices of national construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) continue the expansion of the firm’s capabilities with the arrival of three highly talented litigation and corporate attorneys, Partner Timothy A. Rothberg, Senior Counsel Jonathan Scott Miles and Associate Ian Fullington. P&A Chairman, Steven M. … Read More
Failing to Adopt a Comprehensive Cyber Plan Can Lead to Disaster
Despite being aware of cyber risk, and even frightened by it, a shocking number of companies in the construction industry have neither a cyber insurance policy nor a basic cyber security plan to deal with a hack or breach into their computer systems. Once breached, companies with no plan in place become, essentially, a rudderless … Read More
A Comprehensive Cyber Security Plan Is Key to Robust Risk Management
A breach or hack of a construction company’s computer systems is one of the single greatest threats facing the construction industry today. A breach can result in loss of income, loss of clients, loss of trust by the public and even the loss of the entire business. Because it is impossible to eliminate completely every … Read More
Eight P&A Attorneys Named 2019 Thought Leaders in Who’s Who Legal
New York, NY – October 1, 2019 – National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that eight attorneys have been named 2019 WWL Thought Leaders – Construction by Who’s Who Legal. Each attorney is being recognized as one of the top construction lawyers globally, with many having been listed … Read More
Construction in Latin America — A View Beyond Corruption Scandals
This article appeared in the Daily Business Review on Law.com on September 25, 2019 and is linked HERE.
The Nightmare Scenario: What to Do When Systems Are Hacked
Avoid Disaster by Preparing for the Worst Imagine a scenario in which a construction executive returns from a planning meeting for one of the company’s largest building projects. He/she is excited about starting the multi-year, multi-billion-dollar project and all the income and publicity that will come with it. Now imagine that an hour later one … Read More
Ahead of the Storm: Preparing for Dorian
While Hurricane Dorian churns in the Atlantic with its sights currently set on the east coast of Florida, storm preparations should be well underway. As you are busy organizing efforts to secure your job sites, we at Peckar & Abramson offer some quick reminders that may prove helpful: • Review your contracts, particularly the force … Read More
Doing Business in Civil Law Countries – What to Know to Avoid Major Pitfalls and Key Areas of Concern During the Negotiation Process
Globalization of the construction industry is a reality and one that may afford many U.S. contractors significant profit opportunities abroad. Emerging countries often lack the financial resources required to support needed infrastructure projects. As a result, they rely on export credit agencies, the World Bank, or foreign investors who insist upon reputable construction contractors. U.S. … Read More
37 Attorneys with National Construction Law Firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. Named 2020 Best Lawyers in America®
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that 37 of the firm’s attorneys, based in its New York, New Jersey, California, Florida, Texas and Washington, D.C. offices, have been named 2020 Best Lawyers in America®. “We are extremely proud of the expanding number of Peckar & Abramson attorneys that … Read More
Employers Beware: NJ Adopts Comprehensive Wage Theft Law
Employers in New York have, for years, dealt with a comprehensive wage theft law. Across the Hudson, New Jersey has now adopted what looks to be the most comprehensive wage theft law in the entire country. Employers are well advised to act quickly to ensure their pay practices are defensible to eliminate or reduce risk. … Read More
National Construction Law Firm Peckar & Abramson, PC Launches Cyber Security & Data Privacy Practice
New York, NY – June 20, 2019 – Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce the launch of its Cyber Security & Data Privacy Practice, led by New York-based partner, Richard R. Volack. “P&A has long recognized the unique set of cyber security threats faced by participants in the construction industry and across … Read More
MTA’S New Debarment Powers Pose an Existential Risk (rev.)
The normal project and contractual risks faced by contractors, consultants and suppliers to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority are considerable. A new law and regulations mandating that the MTA debar contractors, consultants and suppliers for unexcused schedule and cost overruns creates a new and unfair existential risk. The new law, Public Authorities Law Section 1279-h, slipped … Read More