Charles F. Kenny is a partner in Peckar & Abramson’s New Jersey office and serves on the firm's Executive Committee. His background is in construction contracts and legislation affecting the construction industry. He is the editor of the Peckar & Abramson Newsletter, a publication that is an invaluable source of reference for the construction industry.
“At Peckar & Abramson, we understand that by protecting our clients’ contractual interests up front, we protect their profits.”
Charles serves as counsel to the Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey and is an adjunct professor in the Department of Engineering Technology at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has published articles on the New Jersey Construction Lien Law and other construction issues, and is the author of the chapter entitled “Construction and Development” in Commercial Real Estate Transactions in New Jersey, published by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education. Charles is frequently a featured speaker and lecturer for that organization, as well as for the Associated Construction Contractors.
Significant published decisions include: Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation vs. Dick Corporation, 293 F. Supp 2d 336 (S.D.N.Y. 2003); Craft vs. Stevenson Lumber Yard, Inc., 179 N. J. 56 (2004); Labov Mechanical Inc. vs. East Coast Power, L.L.C., 377 N. J. Super 240 (App. Div. 2005); Williams Scotsman, Inc. vs. The Garfield Board of Education, 379 NJ Super 51 (App. Div. 2005); Benmore Construction Group vs. Herod Rutherford Developers, LLC, 2009 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2874 (App. Div. 2009); L&H Construction Company, Inc. vs. Circle Redmont, Inc., 55 So. 3rd 630 (Florida 5th DCA 2011); Brockwell & Carrington Contractors, Inc. vs. Dobco, Inc., 2013 WL 6800074 (N.J. App. Div. 2013).
Charles is admitted to practice in the states of New Jersey and New York, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Federal Claims, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits and the United States District Courts for the District of New Jersey and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, as well as the New Jersey State Bar Association and its section on Construction Law of which he served as chair for a number of years. Charles received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgetown University and his law degree from Fordham Law School.
State of New Jersey
State of New York
United States District Court for the Districts of New Jersey
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuit
United States Court of Federal Claims
United States Supreme Court
America Bar Association (Forum on the Construction Industry)
New Jersey State Bar Association (Construction Law Section, co-chair, 2006-2009)
Georgetown University, B.A.
Fordham Law School, J.D.
Chambers USA, Construction Law, New Jersey, 2020
ALM & Martindale-Hubbell “New York Top-Rated Lawyers”, 2019
New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2020
New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2019
Best Lawyers in America 2007 - 2021
Best Lawyers, “Lawyer of the Year” in Construction Law – Hackensack region, 2016, 2018, 2020
Best Lawyers, “Lawyer of the Year” in Construction Law – Newark region, 2013
Best Lawyers, “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation – Construction – Hackensack region, 2017
Best Lawyers, “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation – Construction – Newark region, 2014
New Jersey Law Journal Mentor Award, 2019
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated
“Fee Shifting in Construction Disputes: A Movement Building,” New Jersey Law Journal, June 4, 2012.
“New Jersey,” State-By-State Guide to Architect, Engineer, and Contractor Licensing, second edition, Aspen Publishers, 2011 (contributing author).
“Construction and Development,” Commercial Real Estate Transactions in New Jersey, third edition, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2010 (contributing author).
“Sword or Shield, or Both? The Consumer Fraud Act in Construction Litigation,” New Jersey Law Journal, October 18, 2010.
Construction Law, New Jersey Practice, vol. 41, contributing author and sole author of yearly updates
State By State Guide to Architect, Engineer, and Contractor Licensing, New Jersey Chapter