Richard Robinson

Richard S. Robinson, senior counsel in Peckar & Abramson’s Contracts and Risk Management practice, has, over the past 10 years, drafted, negotiated and/or conducted risk mitigation reviews of more than 2,000 construction agreements of all types for global, national and regional owner, developer, construction manager, design-builder, EPC, IPD and P3 consortium clients.  

Richard Robinson

Senior Counsel


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“As a seasoned litigator, I am well-positioned to apply ‘lessons learned’ that help our clients avoid many of the pitfalls typically encountered during the drafting and negotiation of a construction agreement.”


Richard, as a trusted advisor to numerous construction and engineering clients, has provided enhanced client value through:

  • Hands-on negotiation of high-volume construction agreements (up to $2.5BB) with multiple Fortune 100 companies and government agencies
  • Drafts of industry standard reference materials, legal articles and client training materials
  • Highly effective performance under pressure while supporting business partners and their counsel’s achievement of successful outcomes
  • Conducting contract risk assessment and mitigation training for business and  in-house legal clients
  • Development of major sub-specialty in drafting and negotiation of construction licensing/access agreements (approximately 60 agreements successfully closed over the past 3 years)
  • Completion of FIDIC Certified Course Module 2: Claims and Disputes Resolution

Richard’s prior litigation experience, which informs his contract work, includes more than 40 trials (state and administrative courts) as first chair, multiple arbitrations, and taking and defending hundreds of depositions and motion practice before federal, state and administrative courts in New York and New Jersey. 




State of New York

State 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 District Court for the District of New Jersey


American Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

New Jersey State Bar Association

Association of General Contractors of America

Education and Courses

University of Pennsylvania, B.A., cum laude

Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D.

New York University (SCPS courses in Mandarin)

FIDIC Module 2: Claims and Disputes Resolution

Publications & Presentations

“Not All Design-Build Projects Are Created Equal,” ConsensusDocs newsletter, June 2021 (Co-Author).

“How Low Does It Flow? Can a General Contractor Rely upon an Incorporation by Reference Clause in a Subcontract to ‘Flow Down’ Important Obligations from an Owner Agreement?,” ABA Under Construction online magazine, March 2019.

2017 A201 Deskbook, American Bar Association (ABA), October 2017 (Chapter Co-Author).

“10 Contract Terms You Need to Know to Protect Your Business,” WCOE’s Women Build America Mid-Year Conference, September 2017 (Speaker).

Associated General Contractors’ 2017 AIA A201 Webinar Series – Part 1, August 2017 (Speaker).

“Warranties in Construction Contracts: Contractor’s Drafting Considerations,” Practice Note on Thomson Reuters Practical Law Real Estate, 2015.

“Top Ten Construction Prime Contract Provisions to be Negotiated with the Owner,” Under Construction, Vol. I, January 2013.

“General Contractors Pay Heed! Notice Requirements under the N. J. Public Bond Act,” N.J. Building Contractor, Vol. I, 2007.

“A Pocket Guide to Contractor’s Notice Provisions,” Construct!, Spring 2006.

“Preemption, the Right of Publicity and a New Federal Statute,” 16 Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J. 183, 1998.