July 2017

Jerry P. Brodsky, a Partner in the firm's Miami office and Director of the Latin American Practice Group, in collaboration with the Dispute Review Board Foundation (DRBF), taught a three-day course July 12 - 14, 2017 for the Federated College of Engineers and Architects (CFIA) in San José, Costa Rica, on the use and implementation of Dispute Resolution Boards. The intensive training program is the first step in the training of professionals to serve on local dispute boards and covers different types of disputes boards, their creation and implementation, as well as rules and ethical considerations for dispute boards.

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Peckar & Abramson, P. C. is pleased to announce that members of the firms Latin American Practice Group participated in the 2017 Annual Meeting of Construlegal, a working alliance of construction law firms, which was co-founded by Peckar & Abramson and is dedicated to serving the construction industry throughout the Americas. Construlegal’s fourth annual meeting was held in Mexico City, Mexico on June 21-23, 2017 and included some of the top attorneys from 16 member firms practicing construction and infrastructure law from 15 countries in the Americas. The meeting was hosted by COMAD, Construlegal’s Co-Founder in Mexico.

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Senior Associate Levi W. Barrett, of the firm's New York office and Washington, DC Partner Mark R. Berry co-authored an article published in the June 2017 issue of ConsensusDocs, the Construction Law Newsletter, entitled ‘Old Dog, New Tricks: What You Need to Know About the 2017 AIA A201 General Conditions’. The byliner summarized the decennial change in the American Institute of Architects (AIA)’s A201 General Conditions document involving construction projects.

The Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey (ACCNJ) has provided a paper authored by Peckar & Abramson, entitled “Old Dog, New Tricks: What You Need to Know About the 2017 AIA A201 General Conditions," to its members. We thank ACCNJ for sharing this important information. The article first appeared in AGC of America’s ConsensusDocs Construction Law, Newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 3, June 2017.

June 2017

Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that highly respected construction and infrastructure lawyer Karla Pascarella has joined the firm’s Austin office as a Partner.

“Karla Pascarella is an adept litigator and negotiator capable of managing multimillion-dollar domestic and international transactions and complex contracts for publicly and privately financed infrastructure projects,” said Steven M. Charney, Chairman of Peckar & Abramson. “Her global expertise in large energy and environmental infrastructure projects is invaluable as the firm’s footprint in Texas continues to expand.”

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