Denis Serkin

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Denis Serkin

Chair - International Practice

New York, NY

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River Edge, NJ

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"As clients expand their capabilities abroad, P&A is uniquely poised to provide effective and successful management of international construction disputes. We understand that the key to solving any such dispute requires a thorough understanding of the contract, the prevailing laws, and the unique cultural issues at play."




State of New York

State of New Jersey

United States District Court for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

United States Patent and Trademark Office


International Bar Association

American Bar Association (Construction Industry Forum and Litigation Section)

New York State Bar Association

New Jersey State Bar Association

New York County Bar Association

Education & Courses

Stevens Institute of Technology, B.S.

Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., cum laude

FIDIC Module 2: Claims and Disputes Resolution

Awards & Recognitions

Best Lawyers, 2023-2024

Who's Who Legal, Future Leaders - Partners, 2022-2023

Who's Who Legal, Construction, 2023

New York-Metro Super Lawyers, 2019-2023

New York-Metro Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2011-2018

New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2021-2024

New Jersey Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2008-2018

Lexology, Client Choice Award - U.S. Construction, 2024

ALM & Martindale-Hubbell "New York Top-Rated Lawyers", 2019-2020

The Legal 500: United States, “Recommended Lawyer,” 2022

The Legal 500, Top Construction Lawyers List, 2016

Publications & Presentations

“Futuristic DBs: A Look at the Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Dispute Boards,” Dispute Resolution Board Foundation’s (DRBF) International Conference & Workshops, May 2024 (Speaker)

“Beyond Borders and Bytes: Understanding the Global Landscape of Technology and Dispute Resolution in the Construction Industry,” 2024 American Arbitration Association’s Construction Conference, March 2024 (Speaker)

“Artificial Intelligence in Construction Law,” XI IBDIC International Congress hosted by the Brazilian Institute of Construction Law (IBDiC) and International Construction Law Association (ICLA), August 2023 (Speaker)

“Commencing a Lawsuit: Evaluating Whether to File Suit (NJ),” Practical Guidance® Practice Note, May 2022 (co-author)

“Design Build: General Considerations When Using Design Build: Part 2,” ACCNJ, October 2021 (co-presenter)

“Design Build Construction Services Procurement Act: Part 1,” ACCNJ, October 2021 (co-presenter)

“Understanding the Risks of International Construction,” Construction Executive, April 2021 (Co-Author)

“Construction Disputes Series: Session 1 - Tackling Subcontractor Disputes,” Peckar & Abramson Webinar, September 2020 (Speaker).

“Dispute Resolution in Construction Projects,” The Projects and Construction Review 4th – 10th Editions, 2014-2020 (Co-Author)

“The United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the International Construction Industry”, Obras Magazine – May 2013 (Co-Author)

“Significant Change to Contractors’ Registration Act for Home Improvement Contractors”, Peckar & Abramson Newsletter, October 2013