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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
COVID-19 and Florida Construction: Lessons from the Frontlines in New York, New Jersey, and Around the U.S.
While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the construction industry as a whole, the geographic location of projects and business operations, like the expansion of the virus itself, is in many ways influencing the ongoing impact and resulting conditions for those projects – whether public or private, large or small. This Florida COVID-19 Alert for … Read More
COVID-19 and Construction Stormwater Discharge Permits
This article first appeared in the Expert Analysis column on Law360.com here. Pursuant to the Clean Water Act, most construction projects in the U.S. that will disturb one or more acres of earth are required to be covered by a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, or NPDES, construction stormwater discharge permit, either from the U.S. Environmental Protection … Read More
CISA Issues Guidance on Identifying Critical Infrastructure Workers: Does Your Work Fall Within These Sectors?
The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (“CISA”), issued Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce, originally published March 19, 2020 and later updated on March 28, 2020 (“CISA Guidance”). During the COVID-19 response, State and local governments have the power to execute and enforce response activities, while the Federal Government performs a … Read More
How to Manage the Impact of the COVID-19 on the Construction Industry (Presentation Slides)
How to Manage the Impact of the COVID-19 on the Construction Industry. Presentation in conjunction with Anchin on March 31, 2020. (Presentation Slides)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impacts Access to Working Capital Under Credit Facilities
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has, or likely will have, negative economic consequences for many, including companies facing significantly reduced cash flow and unprecedented liquidity concerns as they attempt to meet obligations like payroll. Companies may need to utilize their credit facilities for working capital. While the access to credit facilities is critically important, the negative … Read More
COVID-19 Employer Guidance: Workplace Safety – OSHA, CDC, and Virus Testing (Presentation Slides)
COVID-19 Employer Guidance: Workplace Safety – OSHA, CDC, and Virus Testing. Presentation date March 26, 2020 (Presentation Slides)
COVID-19 Employer Guidance: Expanded Leave Under Federal, NJ, NY/NYC Laws and Layoffs (Presentation Slides)
COVID-19 Employer Guidance: Expanded Leave Under Federal, NJ, NY/NYC Laws and Layoffs. Presentation date March 30, 2020 (Presentation Slides)
Warren Friedman Published in Daily Business Review/Law.com
Warren Friedman‘s article, “Here’s Some Guidance for Construction Contractors About Mitigating Coronavirus Risks,” was published in the Daily Business Review/Law.com on March 27, 2020. As work on some construction projects in South Florida has been suspended, it is likely more suspensions will follow. Friedman discusses what contractors can do to avoid losses due to the … Read More
Employer Guidance – Coronavirus Workplace Safety, Employee Screening and CDC/OSHA Compliance
Employers nationwide are struggling to cope with the developing situation regarding COVID-19. OSHA and the CDC have issued preliminary guidance for employers and workplaces in coping with the instant epidemic. OSHA’s complete guidance on preparing workplaces for COVID-19 is available HERE. The CDC’s interim guidance for businesses and employers is available HERE. In this alert, … Read More
The Discoverability and Admissibility of Plaintiff’s Prior Complaints of Discrimination Against Non-Party Employers
This article first appeared in For The Defense and is linked HERE. When an employer is sued for employment discrimination and is facing trial, one common evidentiary fight is whether the employer will be permitted to introduce evidence of other claims of discrimination or harassment that the plaintiff has made against former or subsequent employers. … Read More
GENERAL COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) GUIDANCE FOR EMPLOYERS
This memorandum provides the background guidance, a summary action-plan, and an appendix with resources from the CDC, OSHA, and the EEOC. For more specific local information, please be guided by information being issued by your local public health offcials and state and local authorities. Laws and guidance are evolving rapidly and may be subject to … Read More
COVID-19 Impacts on Federal Government Contracts – Protecting Your Rights Associated with Delays & Suspensions of Work
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting the construction industry in both the public and private sectors. A recent Associated General Contractors online survey revealed that more than a quarter of the respondents have already been directed to halt or delay work on a project. See Associated General Contractors, Data Digest, Vol. 20, No. 11, March 23, … Read More
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
In a time when multiple new regulations and guidance from the Federal Government, as well as Executive Orders from states and counties abound, one new piece of federal legislation – the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”) – deserves attention from every industry. Signed into law on March 18, 2020, the Act – which … Read More
Planning Now to Prove Your COVID-19 Damages and Delays Later
Right now, your construction projects may be in a state of uncertainty and flux as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, but in the future, you may need to be specific about added costs and time lost to secure time extensions and recoveries. Action now may be enormously helpful in the future. Many contractors are … Read More
You’ve Been Suspended – Were You Ready?
“Effective tomorrow … the City is suspending all regular activity at construction sites in Boston.” This was just one of the surprises that greeted contractors last week. Contractors and owners with projects across the country are scrambling to comply with mandated governmental suspensions. Project participants should begin contingency planning for possible project shutdowns. Reacting to … Read More
Gary Stein Quoted as Source in Daily Business Review/Law.com Article
Gary Stein was quoted in an article titled, “South Florida Builders Active, But Pipeline Stalls Amid Coronavirus”, which appeared in the Daily Business Review/Law.com on March 19, 2020. Stein was quoted a number of times throughout the piece, stating “In the construction industry, time is money. So if there is a suspension of a project … Read More
Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Guidance for Contractors
The Coronavirus has been the subject of an extraordinary amount of media coverage since the start of 2020. As we approach the end of the first quarter of the year, its impact on local and global economies and our way of life cannot be ignored. This Alert will provide the construction industry with guidance and … Read More
Richard R. Volack Quoted as Source in Construction Dive
Richard R. Volack, Chair of the firm’s Cyber Security & Data Privacy practice, recently discussed how construction companies should react to a hack with Construction Dive. He urges every company to have a response plan, insurance, and a relationship with a data analyst who can quickly help investigate the magnitude of a hack. Construction Dive
NLRB Issues Final Rule Providing Clarity on the Factors Governing Joint-Employer Status
On February 26, 2020, the National Labor Relations Board issued its final rule governing joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The final rule restores the joint-employer standard that was applied for several decades prior to the 2015 decision in Browning-Ferris, giving greater clarity and guidance. The new rule will benefit employers in the … Read More
In Memoriam: Joseph (“Joe”) Reisman
Joe Reisman, retired partner and father of our Vice Chairman, Stephen Reisman, passed away peacefully on February 26, 2019 at the age of 91. Well-known in and beyond the South Florida real estate, construction and legal communities, we remember Joe fondly as an engaging, kind, and brilliant individual – an example of the “consummate gentleman”. … Read More