Mr. Kearns is a Partner in the Construction Law Practice at Peckar & Abramson. He provides representation and counseling to general contractors, owners, construction managers, subcontractors, suppliers, architects, and other construction professionals in connection with a broad range of construction issues, including, but not limited to construction defect claims, construction liens and mechanics’ liens, payment and performance bond claims, professional malpractice claims, contract claims, Prompt Payment Act claims, delay and impacts claims, Consumer Fraud Act claims and more.
“Our team has experience representing an impressive range of construction industry clients—enabling us to offer our clients’ highly informed, well-rounded legal counsel.”
Mr. Kearns also represents clients in connection with the firm’s commercial litigation, employment, and criminal defense practices.
Mr. Kearns is experienced in phases of litigation from inception through trial, and has numerous trials to his credit. While versed in trial practice, his objective is to provide the most cost-effective representation possible, making use of alternative dispute resolution and early settlement, where possible.
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 District of New Jersey
New Jersey State Bar Association (Construction and Public Contracts Section)
American Bar Association
Fordham University School of Law, Mentorship Program
Union College, B.S.
Fordham University School of Law, J.D.
“Fee Shifting in Construction Disputes: A Movement Building,” New Jersey Law Journal, June 2012.
"Construction Lien Law: Supplier's Duty to Allocate Funds Received" New Jersey Building Contractor magazine, Vol 1 – 2013.
"The Appellate Division's Controversial Interpretation of a Supplier's Duty to Allocate Payment Under Craft" Mann Report, November 1, 2013.
"New Jersey Court Clarifies A Supplier's Duty to Allocate Payments to Secure Lien Rights" Peckar & Abramson Newsletter, Spring 2013.