Peckar & Abramson diligently safeguards our clients’ most valuable assets – their reputation, public image and financial health – through our determined pursuit of robust and effective compliance programs.
We understand that years of building a company of integrity is rewarded with the coveted payoff of a proud reputation, and we fiercely work with our clients to protect it.
Our ability to not only anticipate potential challenges, but also detect and defuse internal and external threats, is what sets us apart.
As our clients’ proactive, prudent and thorough advisor, Peckar & Abramson guides our clients through all types of internal and external challenges — with lawyers that are grounded in deep investigative experience and diverse experience dealing with nearly every conceivable compliance concern.
Today more than ever, we know that the need to react to even one occasion of internal misconduct or impropriety can be one too many.
In today’s business environment, compliance risks abound. We can help.
Every company has varying needs. Our custom-tailored compliance programs specifically address the goals of your business, providing that every possible safeguard is securely in place. By establishing codes of conduct; internal policies and procedures; sophisticated online reporting tools; and conducting inclusive ethics and compliance training for you and your entire team, we set the course for a compliant business environment and workforce.
Our experienced compliance attorneys provide counsel and training to corporations across various industries in the United States and around the globe. Our lawyers come to you and your teams — wherever you may be — in order to ensure that your standards are adhered to by employees throughout the company. When working outside the U.S. and whenever necessary, we operate in conjunction with select local counsel knowledgeable of local anti-corruption laws and regulations.
Efficiency and discretion are just as valuable as reputation. That is just one of the reasons why our attorneys conduct internal investigations in an orderly, unobtrusive and subtle manner, ensuring that our clients can seamlessly continue to conduct business without distraction. The serious criminal and civil exposure caused by misconduct threatens an organization’s structure and operations. Our awareness and appreciation of key issues are the antidote.
Throughout the course of an investigation, relationships between various parties endure extreme duress. Peckar & Abramson understands that in-house counsel, management and external counsel need to operate smoothly and interdependently with one another to achieve optimal results. We never make a recommendation without acute sensitivity to the situation at hand, and are always mindful of using the utmost tact. These efforts work hand-in-hand with our clients’ overall goals, protecting their professional relationships and determining that attorneys disqualified.
In a climate of amplified regulation, government officials have been increasing their efforts to eliminate fraud, excess and abuse in public procurements. High-profile prosecutions and multi-million dollar settlements make this a lasting trend that is certain to endure over the years. Peckar & Abramson’s response to this new environment is to implement comprehensive compliance programs, conduct unbiased, independent investigations and minimize the hazards that may accompany the interactions of a business and a public entity. This notion represents P&A’s enterprising, resourceful and practical roster of services to field any potential threat.
We set high expectations for ourselves and approach everyday knowing we must set the standards for others to follow when we deliver legal services to our clients. It's a results first approach that has allowed us to become leaders in construction and corporate law across a wide range of industries.
It was not long after the first pharmaceutical company announced a successful Phase 3 trial of a COVID-19 vaccine that questions began to be asked by employers about whether, and under what circumstances, an employer could mandate that employees receive a COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment. While it is presently legal for an […]
Robert S, Peckar, a founding partner of Peckar & Abramson, and Crystal T. Dang, an associate in the firm’s Houston office, have written “Natural Disasters’ Impact on Construction in the United States,” an article for Construction Executive. The article provides guidelines in anticipation of disasters, for reviewing the impact of a disaster as it is […]
JD Holzheauser, a senior associate in Peckar & Abramson’s Houston office, has written “Documenting Contract Changes in Construction” an article for Construction Executive. The article provides advice on actions a contractor can take during construction that will help them recover time or money when a contract’s schedule or scope of work needs to be changed. […]
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that nine attorneys have been named 2020 WWL Thought Leaders – Construction by Who’s Who Legal. These attorneys are recognized for having obtained the largest number of nominations from peers, corporate counsel and other market sources in WWL’s most recent research cycle, with many having […]
On September 30, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued new regulatory guidance to clarify employer reporting requirements of COVID-19 related work incidents that lead to either an employee fatality or hospitalization. The reporting requirement for fatalities from a work-related COVID-19 infection is triggered when an employee dies within 30 days of being […]
Michael C. Zisa, Chair of Peckar & Abramson’s Surety and Construction Related Insurance Defense practice, has written “Subcontractor Failure to Pay Employee Wages Could Fall on General Contractors,” an article for Construction Executive. The article discusses how general contractors must realize the risk of being held liable for a subcontractor’s failure to pay timely and […]
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that the firm has been named 2021 “Law Firm of the Year” in Litigation – Construction by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” U.S. News – Best Lawyers states that only one law firm per nationally-ranked area of practice is […]
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that 21 attorneys have been named to the 2020 New York Super Lawyers® List. According to the publication the list is exclusive, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in each jurisdiction as Super Lawyers and no more than 2.5 percent […]
New Jersey employers make note: A recently enacted amendment to the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Act entitles “essential employees”—including construction and many other types of private sector workers—who contract COVID-19 to the presumption that their illness is work-related. Significantly, this amendment is retroactive to March 9, 2020, the date of the initial pandemic state of […]
This article was written for the ConsensusDocs newsletter and first appeared here. The emergence of COVID-19 has created a new set of challenges in the already complex world of negotiating construction contracts. In the pre-COVID-19 era, general contractors, construction managers and those negotiating on their behalf, needed to balance a variety of fairly well-established legal […]
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that 11 attorneys have been named to the 2020 Texas Super Lawyers® List. According to the publication, the list is exclusive, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in each jurisdiction. The following P&A attorneys from the Houston, Dallas, and Austin […]
Michael C. Zisa, a partner with the national construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A), has been selected as a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA). The CLSA describes itself as is an invitation-only international honorary association with membership limited to 1,200 practicing Fellows focusing in construction law and related fields. […]
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that three firm partners have been selected by the New Jersey Law Journal (NJLJ) among its annual Professional Excellence Awards honorees. Co-Founding Partner Robert (“Bob”) S. Peckar was named a Lifetime Achievement award winner, recognized for the indelible mark he has made […]
Attorneys Adrian L. Bastianelli, III, Paulo Flores, Kevin O’Connor, and Robert S. Peckar have written “Is It Live…Or Is It Virtual?,” an article for the summer edition of Best Lawyers Magazine. They discuss in detail how best to make virtual mediation work and offer some thoughts on whether it’s here to stay. Read the full […]
Attorneys Anne-Solenne Rolland and Freddy X. Muñoz, and Paralegal Katherine Gonzalez have written the article, “Lessons Learned From One of Miami’s First Zoom Bench Trials,” for Daily Business Review/Law.com. They discuss their experience after undertaking one of the first virtual week-long bench trials in Miami-Dade County in June and the valuable lessons they learned in […]
Richard R. Volack, Chair of Peckar & Abramson’s Cyber Security & Data Privacy Practice, has written “Grappling With Viruses on Multiple Fronts: Ongoing Cyber Risk Management in the Age of COVID-19,” an article for Construction Executive. Richard discusses the preventative measures that construction executives should take to keep the company and its computer systems safe […]
Jerry P. Brodsky, Partner and Director of Peckar & Abramson’s Latin American Practice, has written the article, “COVID in the Americas – A Review of Impacts, Responses, Challenges for Construction Sectors,” for Daily Business Review/Law.com. Jerry discusses the similarities and differences between the impacts, responses, and challenges for construction in Latin America and the United […]
Robert S. Peckar and Denis Serkin have written “Dispute Resolution in Construction Projects,” a chapter for the 10th edition of The Law Reviews’ The Projects and Construction Review. Read the chapter here.
In our previous alert, we discussed the Federal Government’s Ban (the “Ban”) on certain Chinese covered telecommunications and video surveillance equipment and services in federal government contracts. The ban prohibits government contractors and subcontractors from supplying to the Federal Government or using in their own internal operations certain telecommunications or video surveillance equipment or services […]
In our previous alert, we discussed the expansion on the Section 889(a)(1)(B) ban on certain Chinese telecommunications equipment and services to contractors and subcontractors who use the equipment and services in their internal operations. Effective August 13, 2020, federal agencies were prohibited from procuring, obtaining, extending, or renewing a contract with a contractor that uses […]