Nathan A. Cohen

Nathan A. Cohen is managing partner in Peckar & Abramson’s Los Angeles office, Chair of the Corporate & Real Estate Practice and Co-Chair of the Government Contracting & Infrastructure Practice, leading the firm’s infrastructure and public-private partnership (P3) efforts. He focuses on construction and infrastructure law, corporate compliance/internal investigations, commercial litigation and real estate related issues. Nate’s diverse construction experience includes assisting clients in all phases of the construction process including but not limited to claims, litigation contract negotiation and serving as project counsel.

Nathan A. Cohen

Co-Chair - Government Contracting & Infrastructure


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“In order to properly advise clients it is imperative for lawyers to truly understand the day-to-day issues facing many companies today. This commitment by the team and resources in place at P&A enables us to achieve the highest possible results for our clients.”


In 2021, Nate completed FIDIC Certified Course Module 2: Claims and Disputes Resolution. He is a frequently sought-after speaker and lecturer on issues related to construction and infrastructure projects. Among his current and recent matters, Nate is:

  • Currently assisting with multiple claims on large airport project on the West Coast
  • Representing clients on claims both during and after completion of projects
  • Representing civil contractors on all areas of risk and claim mitigation

Prior to returning to Peckar & Abramson in 2018, Nate was Chief Legal Officer for a large privately-held real estate company based in Los Angeles. He actively managed and oversaw the day-to-day legal matters impacting the company while reporting directly to the Board of Directors. Prior to that, Nate was a senior associate with Peckar & Abramson where he actively participated in all aspects of the litigation process and provided clients with corporate ethics and regulatory compliance advice. Prior to Nate’s time at P&A he served as an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia where he successfully prosecuted individuals accused of such felony offenses as complex narcotics distribution conspiracy and weapons charges.




State of California

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


California Bar Association

Los Angeles County Bar Association

Education and Courses

College of New Jersey, B.A.

Widener University School of Law, J. D., cum laude

FIDIC Module 2: Claims and Disputes Resolution

Awards and Recognitions

2021 Lexology Client Choice Awards - Construction

Publications & Presentations

“Highest California Court Issues Two Decisions on the Prevailing Wage Law Narrowing the Scope of its Coverage,” P&A Client Alert, November 2021 (co-author)

“Selecting the Right Delivery Method for the Job,” Construction Dive, August 2021 (co-author)

“AB 685 and COVID-19 Workplace Exposure: New California Notice and Reporting Requirements of COVID Exposure Starting January 1, 2021,” P&A Client Alert, January 2021

“How Will Today’s Pandemic Impact Tomorrow’s Construction Contracts?,” ConsensusDocs Newsletter, October 2020 (co-author)

“Going Back to Work – Starting or Restarting a Construction Project During the Pandemic,” P&A Client Alert, May 2020 (co-author)

“Planning Now to Prove Your COVID-19 Damages and Delays Later,” P&A Client Alert, March 2020 (co-author)

“AB5: New Requirements for Independent Contractor Classification, and its Potential Impacts on the Construction Industry,” P&A Client Alert, December 2019 (co-author)

“AB 3018: Amendments to the Skilled and Trained Workforce Requirements on California Public Projects,” P&A Client Alert, January 2019 (co-author)

“As steel tariffs come into play, contractors should review contracts,” Daily Journal, May 2018 (co-author)