What makes our practice unique? A laser-focus on the transactional side of construction projects — beginning with up-front project agreements, extending to project documentation during the course of performance, and ultimately to project closeout.
Project Delivery is seeing considerable change and evolution. Our transactional team is well versed in traditional delivery approaches, as well as less traditional methods, such as:
We work with the full array of related industry documents, including financing, lender consent, guarantee, and data transfer agreements.
We work with general contractors, construction managers, project managers, engineers, owners, developers and other commercial businesses.
Contractors, owners and other clients rely on our dedicated transactional team to successfully create the contractual setting for their projects.
Drawing from our experience handling a wide range of disputes – understanding all that can go wrong in construction and infrastructure projects – we prepare and negotiate project documents designed to maximize success.
We protect profits and minimize delays, expenses and disputes — through careful preparation, review and negotiation of construction contracts and other related documents.
Our Contracts, Project Documentation and Risk Management Group draws from extensive experience identifying and managing the risks and opportunities involved in project development and ensure that those issues are addressed in appropriate agreements.
Our lawyers prepare, negotiate or review well over 1,000 contracts every year. This experience makes us unusually adept at spotting a wide variety of issues — including what’s missing — before a contract is executed. Efficiency and value are optimized; we don’t have to reinvent the wheel, because we have virtually “seen it all”, multiple times over.
We customize our services to the needs of each client. We draft proprietary contracts, modify industry-standard contracts, negotiate and assist in negotiating contracts and specific clauses. We recommend strategies to manage the risk of one-sided contracts and design risk-management training programs for our clients’ teams.
Government contracts are often non-negotiable, making risk management even more important. We are well-versed in local, state, and federal regulations and procurement practices, and leverage our Government Contracts Group’s substantial knowledge and experience in federal government construction practices and procurement services.
We are immersed in the business of construction.
We know the risks, frustrations and concerns faced by those in the industry.
We are the largest construction-focused firm in North America and are highly rated by independent agencies.
Our national team of construction contract experts specialize in drafting and negotiating a broad scope of complex contract documents and providing the construction industry with custom-tailored risk management solutions. This, combined with P&A’s depth of talent and diversity of experience, enables us to provide our clients with tremendous value.
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 […]
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 […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce the opening of its newest location in Boston, Massachusetts, and the arrival of accomplished construction and commercial litigation partners, Richard E. Briansky and Amy B. Hackett, to the firm. “For nearly 44 years, P&A has provided industry leading legal services to construction clients across the United […]
Partners Levi W. Barrett (New York), Nathan A. Cohen (Los Angeles), and Stewart Shurtleff (Dallas) co-authored “Selecting the right delivery method for the job”, which appeared in Construction Dive on August 30, 2021. Just as our capacity to build has evolved over time, so too have the methods of project delivery. From Design-Bid-Build to CM-at-Risk […]
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Jerry P. Brodsky, Partner and Director of the firm’s Latin American Practice, has been elected Chair of the International Division (Division 8) of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Forum on Construction Law. Jerry’s two-year term begins September 1, 2021. Jerry will […]
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that 56 of the firm’s attorneys, based in its New York, New Jersey, California, Florida, Texas and Washington, DC offices, have been recognized by Best Lawyers. 41 of these attorneys were named to the 2022 The Best Lawyers in America© list while […]
Robert S. Peckar and Denis Serkin have written “Dispute Resolution in Construction Projects,” a chapter for the 11th edition of The Law Reviews’ The Projects and Construction Review. Bob and Denis discuss dispute resolution in the construction process, including construction disputes in domestic and international projects, solving problems at the project level, and the role […]
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Partner Charles E. Williams, III, has been named to City & State New York’s MWBE Power 50 list. According to City & State New York, the MWBE Power 50 list “recognizes the most influential individuals involved in government contracting for firms […]
This article was written for the ConsensusDocs newsletter and first appeared here. When bidding a project, subsurface or latent site conditions that are not immediately apparent can massively impact the costs of performance to general contractors. Were contractors required to bid on projects without any information on pre-existing conditions, they would need either to be […]
Peckar & Abramson founding partner Robert S. Peckar and partner Michael S. Zicherman served as contributing editors of Lexology‘s Getting the Deal Through – Construction 2022, which provides members of the construction industry and construction related legal and business providers with special insight into key industry issues in 22 jurisdictions worldwide. They also co-authored the […]