First and foremost, we are Construction and Infrastructure lawyers. Our foundation is grounded in the industry and clientele that our founders were drawn to at our firm’s inception — general contractors, construction managers, owners/developers, sureties, specialty suppliers and trade contractors and all entities involved in constructing the built environment in every dimension, public and private.
From inception through the bitter end of a hard fought litigation or dispute, we regularly handle all forms and all types of Construction and Infrastructure Projects:
We counsel clients on every type of project delivery method, including:
We deliver practical, no-nonsense, tactical and strategic guidance born of deep industry insight into the law and the industry we have chosen to represent.
Our Construction Dispute Resolution Group has decades of experience helping clients avoid disputes, promote positive relationships, maximize successful results and maintain profitability. We structure, advocate for and defend against complex claims of every type. We mediate, arbitrate, litigate and try cases to achieve outstanding results, again and again.
We draft and negotiate the contracts. We close the deals. We provide guidance, training and risk management support throughout the life cycle of projects. Our Contracts, Project Documentation and Risk Management Group is involved in many hundreds of major construction transactions every year. Our decades-long experience coupled with our long-term view provides us with an understanding of the industry in its every nuance and many facets. The breadth of our exposure to every issue that affects the industry affords us a singular perspective.
We recognize that strong working relationships with other project participants are critical to overall success. Beyond providing a winning legal strategy, we facilitate improved business relationships between our clients and their own clients wherever possible.
We spot the industry trends that give our clients a critical edge. When new forms of project agreements are introduced or regulations being formulated, our attorneys often guide the industry. Through our service to the industry, we influence positive changes as regulations are codified.
As industry insiders, we are often well acquainted with those charged with overseeing and regulating the industry and, by having their respect, facilitate critical interchange between our clients and regulators. We leverage our unparalleled knowledge, insight and years of service to the industry to our clients’ advantage at every opportunity.
With over 100 lawyers and oﬃces in 11 major cities across the United States and extensive experience with projects around the globe, Peckar & Abramson has more construction-focused practitioners than any other law ﬁrm in the country. Many of our lawyers and other professionals have firsthand knowledge of a client’s perspective — knowledge gained through their experience working in the industry. P&A provides a deep bench and extraordinarily comprehensive expertise.
Our relationships with industry associations, industry leaders and regulators provide us with deep insight into the issues that matter most to our clients. Our pro bono contributions to the construction industry include service to the following industry organizations:
Associated General Contractors of America • Association for the Improvement of American Infrastructure (AIAI) • Associated General Contractors of New York • Associated General Contractors of Florida • Houston Contractors Association • General Contractors Association of New York • Associated General Contractors of Texas • National Contract Management Association (NCMA) North Texas Chapter • New York Building Congress • Associated General Contractors of California • Building Trades Employers Association of New York • Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey • New York Construction Alliance • Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) • TEXO • Dallas Bar Association • New York City Bar Association • Lean Construction Institute • Construction Leaders Council, AGC of New York and Texas • ACE Mentor Program Of Greater New York • Numerous other state and regional associations and committees.
Clients that started with us at the beginning, and those that have given us the opportunity to assist them every year since, have stayed with us. The reason: Since we opened our doors, we have offered our clients the highest levels of legal knowledge, value and attentive service, along with our full commitment to obtaining the best possible results. We still do.
Peckar & Abramson was uniquely founded on the goal of delivering real-world, no-nonsense advice and counsel to the construction industry. We take pride in our well-known Results First℠ mindset and our commitment to excellence. At every level of the firm, our lawyers and staff are dedicated to these guiding principles and the industry we have chosen to represent.
Peckar & Abramson is pleased to announce that our New York office has moved effective Monday, January 22, 2018. The office is now located at 1325 Avenue of the Americas, 10th Floor, New York, New York 10019.
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. is pleased to announce that the 2018 South Florida Legal Guide has honored Stephen H. Reisman, a Board Certified Construction Law attorney and Vice Chairman of the firm, as a Top Lawyer. A highly trusted legal source, the South Florida Legal Guide is an annual publication listing the top lawyers and […]
Charles E. Williams, III, Partner in the firm’s New York office, has received the prestigious Bridgett Medal from Franklin & Marshall (F&M) College, a private co-educational liberal arts college in Lancaster, PA., where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree. Mr. Williams focuses his practice on construction, real property and government relations issues and commercial […]
Karla Pascarella, a partner in the firm’s Austin office, has been named Chair of the Human Rights Committee of the International Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. Ms. Pascarella will assume this role in June 2018. Ms. Pascarella represents a wide range of international and domestic corporate clients and construction professionals. Her practice […]
Adam P. Handfinger, Co-Managing Partner in the firm’s Miami Office and Meredith N. Reynolds, Senior Associate in the firm’s Miami office, co-authored an article for the Daily Business Review about their successful representation in Altman Contractors v. Crum & Forster Specialty Insurance in oral arguments before the Florida Supreme Court. The article published January 12, […]
Neal I Sklar, a partner in the firm’s Miami office, spoke at the Latin Builder Association (LBA) Charter High School on Friday, January 12, 2018. The LBA Charter School is located at 11093 N.W. 138th Street, Suite 207, Hialeah Gardens, Florida. The Latin Builders Association and Business Management Academy Charter High School, a Miami-Dade County […]
Charles Kenny, Co-Managing Partner in the firm’s New Jersey office and Scott Kearns, Partner in the firm’s New Jersey office, co-authored an article titled “A Guide to Construction Liens in New Jersey” that published January 11, 2018 in Law360. The article describes the New Jersey Construction Lien Law, what a construction lien is, how it […]
Neal I. Sklar, a partner in the firm’s Miami office, was quoted in a story that published January 3, 2018 in Miami Today newspaper entitled “Panel Says Partners Key to Transportation Upgrades”. Mr. Sklar was one of several panelists who spoke on December 20, 2017 at a Miami Finance Forum CEO Power Breakfast on ‘Public-Private […]
Thomas J. Curran, a Partner in the firm’s New York office, was quoted as a source in an article published by the Wall Street Journal on December 17, 2017. The article titled “Nonprofits Are Tapping Outside Firms To Conduct Internal Probes” discusses nonprofit organizations seeking outside law firms to conduct internal investigations relating to corporate […]
Adam P. Handfinger, Co-Managing Partner of the firm’s Miami Office, was quoted as a source in Law360 in a story entitled ‘Defect Notice May Trigger Defense Coverage in Florida’ about the Florida Supreme Court decision which came out December 14, 2017 in Altman v. Crum & Forster. Mr. Handfinger made oral arguments before the Court […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that seven attorneys in the firm’s New York, New Jersey and Texas offices have been elevated to new positions in recognition of their commitment, dedication and accomplishments. New York Corporate Compliance and Defense attorney Doris D. Short has been named Partner; Construction attorney Matthew S.C. Moore […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. is proud to represent the Appellant, Altman Contractors, Inc., in an appeal pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit adverse to Crum & Forster Specialty Insurance Company. Today, December 14, 2017, and following oral arguments, the Florida Supreme Court held that the pre-suit notice of claim process […]
Peckar & Abramson Newsletter, Volume XXVII, Winter 2017
Peckar & Abramson is pleased to be a sponsor of the Third Annual Bark + Build Competition. The AIA Dallas and TEXO Association present the third annual Bark + Build Doghouse Design/Build Competition. The competition serves to foster relationships between architecture and contractor firms, raise awareness and support for SPCA of Texas’ mission, and exhibit to […]
Frank M. Rapoport, a partner in the firm’s New York office and Neal Sklar, a partner in the firm’s Miami office, were quoted in a story by Law360 entitled “Miami Courthouse Project Highlights New P3 Ideas, Hurdles” published on November 13, 2017. The story summarized major issues discussed in Miami at the P3 Hub South […]
Alexandra Busch, an associate in the firm’s Washington, DC office, authored an article entitled “Caveat Contractor: Your Subcontractor’s Employees May be Considered Your Own Employees under State and Federal Labor Laws” published in the AGC Law in Brief on November 28, 2017. The article explains a recent federal appellate decision where contractors may be required […]
Contractors will soon find themselves on the frontline of wage disputes on projects if laborers working on behalf of their subcontractors or vendors are unpaid. On October 14, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 1701, which will allow laborers to seek direct compensation from the general contractors on private projects, if their wages […]
Peckar & Abramson participated in the Sportsmen for Charity, Inc. Jaspers Sporting Clays Classic with Manhattan College on October 20, 2017 at the Pawling Mountain Club in Pawling, New York. Gregory C. Chertoff, a partner in the firm’s New York office and Christopher B. Kinzel, senior counsel in the firm’s New York office participated on […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. is pleased to announce that they have been named 2018 “Law Firm of the Year” in Construction Litigation for the 4th Year in a Row and Earns National and Metropolitan Tier Rankings in 2018 Best Lawyers in America®.
JD Holzheauser, an associate in the firms Austin office, participated in a presentation for the Austin Associated General Contractors, Legal Affairs Committee on October 25, 2017. Following Texas’ 85th legislative session, several new laws will impact construction businesses. This presentation provided an overview of the bills that passed in the 2017 session that are relevant […]