We have been litigating, arbitrating, mediating, resolving and counseling our clients through complex commercial disputes from the day we opened our doors in 1978. Litigation and Dispute Resolution is our core business — and we understand what it means to your business.
We understand what businesses and those who run them need from their litigation team:
We have always been both — with a true dedication to results.
When the chosen course is to fight to the bitter end — we fight hard, effectively and wisely, never replacing our litigation judgment for your business judgment — rather, we integrate the two.
We develop pragmatic, creative dispute resolution strategies from start to finish, often before the first pleading is filed, and all the way through appeal.
We understand that business disputes are inextricably linked to business decision making — whether and how best to invest in the fight. Commercial disputes should be considered in the same way that you make all your business decisions — with an evaluation of the potential return on your investment.
Our commercial litigation team spans our 11 offices and reaches throughout the United States and globally — so we are where you need us, no matter your business and no matter the nature of your commercial dispute.
We handle a broad range of commercial disputes including:
Peckar & Abramson is a leader in the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), mediation and arbitration, and other techniques to avoid costly litigation and reach prudent solutions that make business sense. But, if litigation is necessary. I believe we have some of the best trial attorneys in the country.
The United States Supreme Court today stayed enforcement of the OSHA emergency temporary standard (ETS) requiring employers with 100 or more employees to require employees either be “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing. The ruling immediately stops enforcement of the rule which had gone into effect on January 10, 2022. Today’s order […]
Thomas J. Curran, partner and co-chair of Peckar & Abramson’s White Collar and Regulatory Enforcement practice, was quoted in Law360‘s article “Construction Regs Attys Are Watching in 2022”, published on January 3, 2022. The article looks at three key areas of regulation that construction attorneys are keeping an eye on in the new year. Tom […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Angela Connor of the firm’s Houston office, Freddy X. Muñoz of the firm’s Miami office, and Brian D. Waller of the firm’s New York office, have been promoted to Partner. P&A also announces the promotion of the following attorneys to Senior Counsel and Senior Associate: […]
On December 13, 2021, the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued an Order mandating that all New York City private employers require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Please note that this Alert only addresses basic compliance with the New York City Vaccination Mandate. For our construction clients, […]
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that 15 attorneys joined the firm throughout 2021 in seven of the firm’s 11 offices. Bolstering the ranks of P&A’s Boston, Dallas, Houston, Miami, River Edge, and New York City offices, these attorneys are now among the firm’s partners, senior counsel, and […]
Peckar & Abramson’s Dylan Ochoa, Jerry P. Brodsky, and Paul Monte have written “Contractors Should Expect a New Wave of Climate-Resilient Projects,” an article for Construction Executive. The article, published in the December 2021 issue, discusses how we can expect to see megaprojects with an emphasis on new or rebuilt infrastructure that can withstand extreme […]
Stephen E. Irving, senior counsel in Peckar & Abramson’s Houston office, has written “OSHA: What to Expect in 2022,” an article for Construction Executive. The article discusses numerous significant matters OSHA has in the works which employers in the construction industry should be aware of. These matters include new rule drafting and several national and […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to welcome the newest member of its growing Texas offices with the arrival of Stephen E. Irving, an accomplished labor and employment attorney with decades of experience in construction law. “With Stephen’s addition, P&A continues to expand the depth of our resources in Texas and across the country. […]
Consistent with a growing trend across the country, New York has joined with other States, including neighboring New Jersey, to broaden the scope of New York’s whistleblower statute that protects employees who report certain violations of law from employer retaliation. New York did so by amending New York Labor Law § 740 (“NYLL § 740”). […]
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that New York partner Charles E. Williams, III has been named a recipient of the Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA)’s 2021 MWBE Leadership Award. Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA) states the award, “recognizes leaders whose determination and guidance through the challenges of […]
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that the firm has earned 33 top National and Metropolitan rankings in U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2022 review. This is the 13th consecutive year that the firm has been ranked in the top tier for Construction Law nationally. “We are […]
The California Supreme Court recently issued two important decisions reinterpreting and limiting the historically broad application of California’s prevailing wage law: Mendoza v. Fonseca McElroy Griding Co. and Busker v. Wabtec Corp Compliance with California’s prevailing wage law on public works projects has always been challenging for contractors and subcontractors due to the broad language […]
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Neal Sklar has been appointed General Counsel and Chair of the Governance Committee on the Executive Board of Directors for the Latin Builders Association (LBA). The LBA states that it is “the largest Hispanic construction association in the United States.” Neal’s two-year […]
The last eighteen months have brought tumultuous change for employers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has been a great disruptor, and has brought rules, regulations and related agency guidance that have served to overwhelm even the most conscientious and attentive employer. The welcomed arrival of COVID-19 vaccines has, in many respects, caused many […]
National Construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Bruce D. Meller, partner in the firm’s New Jersey office, and Nathan A. Cohen, partner in P&A’s Los Angeles office, have been awarded 2021 Lexology Client Choice Awards in the area of Construction. This is the second consecutive year that the […]
This article was written for the ConsensusDocs newsletter and first appeared here For centuries the ability to construct sophisticated structures has been the yardstick for measuring civilizations. Naturally, as our knowledge and capacity to build has evolved and developed over the ages, the methods of project delivery have similarly progressed. From Design-Bid-Build to CM-at-Risk and […]
New York Partner Christopher B. Kinzel authored, “Liquidated Damages: Six Points Contractors Should Understand,” which appeared on ConstructionExec.com on October 6, 2021. Christopher’s article serves as a practical and important guide on how to manage and leverage liquidated damages. He states, “It is important to understand the basic definition of a legally enforceable liquidated damages […]
National law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that 18 firm attorneys have been named to the 2021 New York Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists. According to the publication, the lists are exclusive, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in each jurisdiction as Super Lawyers and no more […]
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Founding Partner, Robert S. (“Bob”) Peckar was selected by Women Builders Council (WBC) as a 2021 We for She Inspiration Award recipient. Melissa Salsano, Senior Counsel in the firm’s New York office, also received WBC’s Next Generation of Women Builders Award. […]
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that 11 attorneys have been named to the 2021 Texas Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists. According to the publication, the lists are “exclusive, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in each jurisdiction as Super Lawyers and no more than […]