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.
On October 26, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (the “Eleventh Circuit”) issued a decision which reversed an award of prevailing party attorneys’ fees to performance bond sureties in their dispute with a contractor arising from the contractor’s claim against a subcontractor’s performance bond. Had the lower court’s decision been […]
What California Contractors Need To Know About AB 3018 California contractors used to face limited consequences for non-compliance with the state’s skilled and trained workforce requirements on public works projects. A sea-change to the statutory landscape went into effect on January 1, 2019 as a result of Assembly Bill No. 3018 (“AB 3018”).1 The Code […]
Stephen H. Reisman, Vice Chairman of Peckar & Abramson and Adam P. Handfinger, Co-Managing Partner of the firm’s Miami office, co-authored a bylined article entitled “Decision Further Erodes Florida’s Statute of Repose for Latent Construction Defects” that published in the Daily Business Review on January 9, 2019. Mr. Reisman and Mr. Handfinger described how recent […]
Alexandra E. Busch, Associate in the firm’s Washington, DC office, authored an article in the November/December 2018 edition of the AGC Law in Brief Newsletter entitled “Contractors Beware: Completing Work Directed Only by a Contracting Officer’s Rep is at Your Own Risk”. The article explains the difference between apparent and actual authority and whether the […]
Richard R. Volack, Partner in the firm’s New York office and Chair of the firm’s Information Technology Committee, was quoted as an expert source in a Law360 story ‘What Construction Attys Must Know On Information Modeling’ which published November 16, 2018. Mr. Volack commented on cybersecurity procedures that general contractors should follow to mitigate risk […]
Curtis W. Martin, Co-Managing Partner of the firm’s Texas offices, has been named 2018 Ride Marshal of the Year for the annual BP MS 150. The annual 150-mile bicycle ride from Houston to Austin, Texas took place on April 28-29, 2018. The ride has become the largest event of its kind in North America. Teaching, […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Commercial and Real Estate Litigation attorney Crystal V. Venning has joined the firm’s New York office as an Associate. Venning’s expertise includes construction litigation in addition to drafting, reviewing and negotiating complex technology business contracts. She was previously Assistant Counsel II for the Office of […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Sadiq Tony Ali has joined the firm’s Houston office as an Associate. Mr. Ali focuses his practice on construction litigation. He is knowledgeable regarding real estate development, construction defect litigation and the Texas Construction Trust Fund Act. Admitted in Texas, he was previously an Associate […]
Michael S. Zicherman, partner in the firm’s New Jersey office, was quoted as a source in Law360’s pre-election story about transportation ballots to watch for in the 2018 mid-term elections. Mr. Zicherman commented on gas tax increases, bond issuances and so-called lockbox measures ensuring that transportation and infrastructure funds be exclusively for their intended purpose. […]
On September 10, 2018 California’s Governor took an ambitious stance on environmental policy and signed Senate Bill 100 (“SB100”). The bill accelerates several Renewables Portfolio Standards (“RPS”) deadlines previously established by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The bill’s most notable effect—it requires that 100 percent of California’s electricity come from renewable and zero-carbon sources by 2045. […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that the firm has earned 25 top National and Metropolitan rankings in U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2019. “We are honored to receive exceptional national rankings in Construction Law, Construction Litigation and Real Estate by U.S. News-Best Lawyers’ Best Law Firms, as well as […]
Effective October 9, 2018, employers in New York were required to adopt a compliant sexual harassment policy (or the State’s model policy which is available on the State’s website . However, the State has provided additional time for the training requirement to be met. All employees must complete the model training (available on the State’s […]
Robert S. Peckar, Founding Partner in the firm’s New York office, spoke at the Global Leaders in Construction Management Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at Columbia University on October 4, 2018. Mr. Peckar’s presentation titled “Can International Construction Managers Succeed without Corruption in a Corrupt World?” discussed the keys to a successful international […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. is pleased to announce that Samarth Barot has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as an Associate. Mr. Barot focuses his practice on construction litigation, commercial litigation and dispute resolution. Mr. Barot is admitted in Virginia and was previously a Judicial Law Clerk for The Honorable Bruce D. White, Chief Judge […]
Peckar & Abramson is pleased to announce that Steven M. Charney, Chairman, in collaboration with Syracuse University, launches the Syracuse University Infrastructure Institute. The Infrastructure Institute’s overarching goal is to facilitate the effective and efficient development of new, modernized and socially responsible public infrastructure. The Institute’s core mission is to achieve this goal by integrating […]
Denis Ducran, Senior Counsel in the firm’s Houston office, was featured in the Law & Risk Mitigation Today II section in the September 2018 issue of Engineering News Record. Mr. Ducran provided insight into the arbitration process as an efficient dispute resolution solution and on no damage for delay clauses.
Robert S. Peckar and Denis Serkin co-authored Chapter 2 titled “Dispute Resolution in Construction Projects” in the eighth edition of The Projects and Construction Review published in August 2018. Mr. Peckar and Mr. Serkin discuss dispute resolutions in the construction process including construction disputes in domestic and international projects, solving problems at the project level, […]
Adam P. Handfinger, Co-Managing Partner in the firm’s Miami office and Nathalie Vergoulias, Associate in the firm’s Miami office, co-authored a by-liner titled “Statute of Repose for Latent Construction Defects Extension Creates Increased Risk” which published on September 24, 2018 in the Daily Business Review. The by-liner describes the impact of the amended statute of […]
Charles F. Kenny, Co-Managing Partner in the firm’s New Jersey office, whose background is in construction contracts and legislation affecting the construction industry, accurately predicted that the New Jersey Supreme Court would uphold the appellate court’s ruling, citing how the construction lien law can be adapted to fit new and unorthodox situations. In a story […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that twenty-three (23) attorneys in the firm’s New York and New Jersey offices have been named 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars. Each attorney is being honored for their ongoing leadership and achievements in the fields of Construction Law and Construction Litigation, Commercial […]