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.
COVID-19 Employer Guidance: Expanded Leave Under Federal, NJ, NY/NYC Laws and Layoffs. Presentation date March 30, 2020 (Presentation Slides)
COVID-19 Employer Guidance: Workplace Safety – OSHA, CDC, and Virus Testing. Presentation date March 26, 2020 (Presentation Slides)
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has, or likely will have, negative economic consequences for many, including companies facing significantly reduced cash flow and unprecedented liquidity concerns as they attempt to meet obligations like payroll. Companies may need to utilize their credit facilities for working capital. While the access to credit facilities is critically important, the negative […]
When an employer is sued for employment discrimination and is facing trial, one common evidentiary fight is whether the employer will be permitted to introduce evidence of other claims of discrimination or harassment that the plaintiff has made against former or subsequent employers. Taking discovery from a plaintiff concerning other claims is essential, and it […]
Employers nationwide are struggling to cope with the developing situation regarding COVID-19. OSHA and the CDC have issued preliminary guidance for employers and workplaces in coping with the instant epidemic. OSHA’s complete guidance on preparing workplaces for COVID-19 is available HERE. The CDC’s interim guidance for businesses and employers is available HERE. In this alert, […]
Warren Friedman‘s article, “Here’s Some Guidance for Construction Contractors About Mitigating Coronavirus Risks,” was published in the Daily Business Review/Law.com on March 27, 2020. As work on some construction projects in South Florida has been suspended, it is likely more suspensions will follow. Friedman discusses what contractors can do to avoid losses due to the […]
In a time when multiple new regulations and guidance from the Federal Government, as well as Executive Orders from states and counties abound, one new piece of federal legislation – the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”) – deserves attention from every industry. Signed into law on March 18, 2020, the Act – which […]
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting the construction industry in both the public and private sectors. A recent Associated General Contractors online survey revealed that more than a quarter of the respondents have already been directed to halt or delay work on a project. See Associated General Contractors, Data Digest, Vol. 20, No. 11, March 23, […]
This memorandum provides the background guidance, a summary action-plan, and an appendix with resources from the CDC, OSHA, and the EEOC. For more specific local information, please be guided by information being issued by your local public health offcials and state and local authorities. Laws and guidance are evolving rapidly and may be subject to […]
Right now, your construction projects may be in a state of uncertainty and flux as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, but in the future, you may need to be specific about added costs and time lost to secure time extensions and recoveries. Action now may be enormously helpful in the future. Many contractors are […]
Gary Stein was quoted in an article titled, “South Florida Builders Active, But Pipeline Stalls Amid Coronavirus”, which appeared in the Daily Business Review/Law.com on March 19, 2020. Stein was quoted a number of times throughout the piece, stating “In the construction industry, time is money. So if there is a suspension of a project […]
“Effective tomorrow … the City is suspending all regular activity at construction sites in Boston.” This was just one of the surprises that greeted contractors last week. Contractors and owners with projects across the country are scrambling to comply with mandated governmental suspensions. Project participants should begin contingency planning for possible project shutdowns. Reacting to […]
Richard R. Volack, Chair of the firm’s Cyber Security & Data Privacy practice, recently discussed how construction companies should react to a hack with Construction Dive. He urges every company to have a response plan, insurance, and a relationship with a data analyst who can quickly help investigate the magnitude of a hack. Construction Dive
The Coronavirus has been the subject of an extraordinary amount of media coverage since the start of 2020. As we approach the end of the first quarter of the year, its impact on local and global economies and our way of life cannot be ignored. This Alert will provide the construction industry with guidance and […]
The Problem: Have you ever run into the following situation: The Project Owner insists on performance of change or extra work with no written, signed change order, with a promise to provide you as General Contractor or CM with a change order later. You remind them that the contract requires a written, signed change order […]
On February 26, 2020, the National Labor Relations Board issued its final rule governing joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The final rule restores the joint-employer standard that was applied for several decades prior to the 2015 decision in Browning-Ferris, giving greater clarity and guidance. The new rule will benefit employers in the […]
Joe Reisman, retired partner and father of our Vice Chairman, Stephen Reisman, passed away peacefully on February 26, 2019 at the age of 91. Well-known in and beyond the South Florida real estate, construction and legal communities, we remember Joe fondly as an engaging, kind, and brilliant individual – an example of the “consummate gentleman”. […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. is pleased to announce that Bruce D. Meller, a Partner in the Firm’s New Jersey office, has been awarded the 2020 Client Choice Award in the area of Construction in the United States. Bruce is the sole recipient of the award in his respective category in the United States. “This award […]
Thanks to the newly minted “New York City Public Works Investment Act,” seven NYC agencies have been granted the authority to use a Design-Build Contract model when putting their construction projects up for bid. This approach, in which one contract outlines both design and construction requirements, is meant to cut project costs and reduce timetables […]