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 committed to delivering timely, relevant content that is both substantive and practical in order to help readers become better informed about the issues affecting contractors doing business with the Federal Government. That’s why we’re pleased to introduce this new blog. Our goal is to provide clear and practical legal insights on […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that nine of its attorneys in our Washington, DC office have been named 2018 Super Lawyers®. Each attorney is being honored for their ongoing leadership and achievements in the field of construction law. “Our Washington, D.C. office and the sought after, experienced attorneys recognized by Super […]
Stephen P. Katz, and Abby Weiner, Partner and Senior Counsel, respectively, in the firm’s New Jersey office, co-authored a bylined article entitled “Potential Risks of Taking Equity Stakes in Construction Projects” that published in the April 2018 issue of AGC of America’s Newsletter ConsensusDocs. The article describes the risks and rewards, and issues to be […]
Frank M. Rapoport, Partner in the firm’s New York office, and Jerry P. Brodsky, Partner in the firm’s Miami office and Director of the Latin American Practice Group, co-authored an article for the Spring 2018 issue of the National Association of Surety Bond Producers entitled “Bonding the Rapidly Growing and Changing P3 Market in the […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that White-Collar Litigation attorney Olesya Sidorkina has joined the firm as an Associate. Ms. Sidorkina has white-collar criminal litigation experience representing corporations and individuals in civil and criminal investigations and prosecutions relating to conspiracy, fraud and regulatory matters. She has managed discovery and pre-trial preparations in […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Litigation Attorney Jacqueline Voronov has joined the firm’s New Jersey office as a Senior Associate. Ms. Voronov’s principal areas of practice include civil litigation and labor and employment disputes, with a focus on complex employment discrimination cases. Her clients include major hotels, major retailers, shipping […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Litigation and Construction Law attorney Nathan A. Cohen has re-joined the firm’s Los Angeles office as senior counsel. Mr. Cohen focuses his practice on construction law, commercial litigation, real estate, corporate compliance and internal investigations. He was most recently Chief Legal Officer for a large […]
Karla Pascarella, Partner in the firm’s Austin office, will participate as a panel member at the International Law Section of The State Bar of Texas on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas. The presentation tilted, “International Law and Business in the Cyber Era” will feature a […]
On March 1, 2018, Meredith Reynolds, Senior Associate in the firm’s Miami office, participated in a telephonic presentation with the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law on the recent opinion issued by the Supreme Court of Florida in Altman v. Crum & Forster. The Court in Altman recognized for the first time that Florida’s […]
Peckar & Abramson’s Austin office sponsored the Construction Leadership Counsel (CLC) Crawfish Boil on April 4, 2018. See attached picture – JD Holzheauser of Peckar & Abramson, Kelly Pettersen of Spire Consulting and David Deschaine of Alterman. Pictured from left to right – JD Holzheauser of Peckar & Abramson, Kelly Pettersen of Spire Consulting and […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that the firm celebrates its 40th anniversary this month. P&A’s reputation as the ‘go-to’ law firm for leading general contractors, construction managers and other companies and organizations across the construction industry was developed over four decades of service – always with our commitment to clients at […]
Tracey L. Williams authored an article in the Dallas Bar Association’s Headnotes, published January 2018, Volume 43, Number 1. The article titled, “What? You are Foreclosing? A Mechanic’s Lien Nightmare!,” The article explains what a Mechanic’s Lien is which may be issued demanding payment for labor and/or material used in a home’s construction. Further, the […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Alexa L. Magrath has joined the firm’s Los Angeles office as an associate. Magrath has expertise in complex construction defect cases as well as managing cases through all states of litigation including research, discovery, defense, client management, depositions and trial preparation. She was formerly an […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense attorney Robert Bell has joined the firm’s New York office as Senior Counsel. Bell has represented public and privately held companies in highly-regulated industries in complex civil litigation matters and white collar criminal investigations, regulatory and administrative proceedings. […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that twenty-two (22) attorneys at the firm have been named 2018 Super Lawyers®. Attorneys in our New Jersey, California, Illinois and Texas* offices are being honored for their ongoing leadership and achievements in the field of construction law. Following a rigorous peer-review process, P&A’s accomplished team […]
JD Holzheauser, an Associate in Peckar & Abramson’s Houston office, authored an article entitled “Drones in Construction” which published in the Association of General Contractors AGC Law in Brief on March 20, 2018. The article discusses the increasing popularity of drones in the construction industry including information on regulations, insurance, private versus public space and […]
On March 8, 2018, President Trump executed two Presidential Proclamations, both going into effect on March 23, 2018, which establish a 25% tariff on certain steel products and a 10% tariff on certain aluminum products. The amount of the tariffs and the origin countries subject to same are fluid concepts subject to change by further […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Construction Attorney Casey J. Rahn has joined the firm’s New York office as an Associate. Mr. Rahn focuses his practice on construction disputes, mechanics liens, impact claims, subcontractor defaults, public-private partnerships and corporate compliance. He previously served as a Summer Associate/Law Clerk with Peckar & […]
Frank M. Rapoport, Partner and Chair of the Public-Private Partnerships (P3) practice in Peckar & Abramson’s New York office, was invited by Michael Peil, Vice Dean & Associate Professor at the Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law in the Kingdom Bhutan to speak before law students on the topic of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP or P3). […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Construction Litigation and Transactional lawyer Christopher A. Ruhman has joined the firm’s Houston office as Senior Counsel. An experienced complex commercial litigator and advocate, Ruhman has represented general contractors, corporate and individual owners, developers, subcontractors, vendors/suppliers and material manufacturers on projects including the new construction, […]