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.
The potential uses of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the construction industry continue to expand as new technologies enter the market and construction companies realize UAS can perform unique tasks at tremendous cost savings. The full technological capabilities of UAS are, however, limited by law for public safety reasons. UAS share airspace with traditional passenger, […]
The article, “Is the Construction Industry Ready? Hurricane Prep in the Midst of the Pandemic,” written by Melinda (“Mindy”) S. Gentile, Partner and P&A’s Diversity and Inclusion Chair, and Jerry P. Brodsky, Partner and Director of P&A’s Latin American Practice, was published in the Daily Business Review/Law.com and GlobeSt.com on July 22, 2020. Mindy and […]
The article “Representations and Certifications: Implementing Processes to Protect Executives and the Company,” written by Patrick J Greene, Jr., a Senior Partner with Peckar & Abramson, was published in Construction Executive on July 17, 2020. The article discusses policies and procedures that should be included as part of a comprehensive compliance program. As Patrick mentions, the […]
This article first appeared in Third Thursdays with the Construction Super Conference (CSC) on July 15, 2020 here. With the heat of summer raging and the global pandemic spiking in some regions of the U.S., effects on construction law are coming into focus. Third Thursday sat down with Patrick J. Greene, Esq., senior partner, Peckar […]
This article was written for the ConsensusDocs newsletter and first appeared here. Currently Available Workplace Protocols for Employers Employers seeking to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission in the workplace should consider from among the three currently available protocols: Written Questionnaires; Temperature Checks; and Viral or Diagnostic Testing. When implementing a screening or testing protocol, […]
Contractors performing work in Austin should be aware that the City of Austin (“City”) has recently approved an ordinance authorizing civil enforcement measures for worksites that fail to meet specific safety standards designed to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. Austin’s contractor community has been proactive in taking steps to make jobsites safe for their employees. […]
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has adversely affected the way of life for billions of people seemingly overnight. From running everyday errands to its impact on the global economy, no aspect of humanity has been spared. While the potential impacts of the Coronavirus to the construction industry remain shrouded in ambiguity, what we do know is […]
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that 25 attorneys have been named to the 2020 Super Lawyers® Lists in California, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, Texas, and Washington, DC.* According to the publication, the lists are exclusive, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in each jurisdiction. The […]
The Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act was approved by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on June 18, 2020 and is making its way up to Congress. The bill will create millions of jobs and provide substantial investment in the nation’s deteriorating highways, […]
Contractors doing business with the Federal Government, particularly with the Department of Defense (“DoD”), commonly handle sensitive information that is not intended to be disseminated. Controlled Unclassified Information (“CUI”) is one such type and is more specifically defined as “information that requires safeguarding or dissemination controls pursuant to and consistent with laws, regulations and government-wide […]
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that it has been ranked first among Construction Executive (CE)’s “The Top 50 Construction Law Firms™.” P&A was also named in the first position in 2019, the inaugural year of the publication’s rankings. Published in CE’s June 2020 issue, the rankings feature […]
On June 3, 2020, the Metropolitan Transit Authority (“MTA”) published and implemented revised regulations pertaining to the debarment of contractors. The revised regulations address many of the deep concerns raised by the contracting community. Under relevant administrative procedure, the MTA publication of the revised regulations starts a 45 day notice period before the regulations can […]
Melinda (“Mindy”) S. Gentile, Peckar & Abramson’s Diversity and Inclusion Chair, authored “Building Bridges: The Realities and Implications of Diversity and Inclusion in Construction Law” for Best Lawyers Magazine’s Spring 2020 edition. Mindy discusses the current state of the challenges and opportunities facing the growing pool of diverse construction attorneys.
The article “Reduce Construction Risk With Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning,” written by Adam P. Handfinger, Co-Managing Partner of Peckar & Abramson’s Miami office, and Kris Lengieza, Senior Director of Business Development at Procore Technologies, was published in Construction Executive on June 2, 2020. Adam and Kris discuss the impact of technology on the construction […]
Effective Monday, June 8, 2020, New York City moves into Phase 1 of reopening. The New York City Department of Buildings has released new COVID-19 safety guidance for property owners and contractors of all permitted construction sites across the City. All jobs sites must adhere to the new rules. Click here to view the guidance […]
The article, “South Florida’s Aging Infrastructure: Land of Perils and Opportunities,” written by Brett J. Moritz, an Associate in Peckar & Abramson’s Miami office, and Matthew H. Scott, a Partner with Dunay, Miskel & Backman, was published in the Daily Business Review/Law.com on June 3, 2020. Brett and Matthew discuss how due to aging infrastructure, […]
Melinda (“Mindy”) S. Gentile, Peckar & Abramson’s Diversity and Inclusion Chair, authored “Building Bridges: The Realities and Implications of Diversity and Inclusion in Construction Law” for Best Lawyers Magazine’s Spring 2020 edition. Mindy discusses the current state of the challenges and opportunities facing the growing pool of diverse construction attorneys. Read the article here.
Melinda (“Mindy”) Gentile, Peckar & Abramson’s Diversity and Inclusion Chair and Partner in the firm’s Miami office, was quoted in Engineering News-Record‘s article, “Virus Snarls Hurricane Preparation,” published on June 3, 2020. Discussing the effect of the intersection of hurricane season and the coronavirus pandemic on construction, she says “a major weather event could exacerbate […]
Nathalie N. Vergoulias, an Associate in Peckar & Abramson’s Miami office, has earned a Legal Spanish Certification from the University of Miami School of Law. The Legal Spanish Certification course delivers 72 hours of instruction over a 20-week period, taught entirely in Spanish. During this period, Nathalie performed tasks typical to the legal systems of […]
Patrick J. Greene, Jr., Senior Partner and Co-chair of Peckar & Abramson’s COVID-19 Task Force, recently answered Construction Dive readers’ coronavirus legal questions as part of the publication’s “May Mailbag” feature. Questions include: (1) What types of guidance should contractors follow in order to maintain jobsite health and safety? (2) How can we adequately provide […]