Peckar & Abramson is well-known for its practical, efficient and results-oriented approach to corporate law.
We are a full-service practice that counsels clients of every size and at every stage of development: from entrepreneurs, to small investment banks, to large, multinational enterprises in a range of industries.
Our experience, understanding and familiarity with a wide range of commercial businesses enables us to meet our clients’ commercial objectives throughout the corporate life cycle, regardless of transaction size or level of deal complexity.
We represent buyers and sellers in successful public and private M&A transactions, bringing the same high level of creativity and insight from transactions worth hundreds of millions of dollars to deals valued in the hundreds of thousands.
We represent issuers, underwriters, placement agents, sellers and buyers — providing comprehensive business counsel for securities transactions of all sizes — from multimillion-dollar public offerings to small private placements.
We have executed securities sales in privately negotiated transactions and public markets.
We counsel clients on SEC filing requirements and general securities compliance, and help prepare and file quarterly and annual reports.
Negotiations between shareholders and partners in the early days of a new business are complex, sensitive and consequential, and require careful navigation. We help our clients chart a successful course by focusing on the long-term health of those business relationships. Our meticulous preparation of partnership and corporate documents protects our clients as they move forward.
Our clients regularly rely on P&A to form domestic and international joint ventures in order to establish businesses and execute projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars. We protect clients by providing sound, strategic advice and clear joint venture documentation that carefully delineates each parties’ rights as we unwaveringly pursue a profitable outcome for our clients.
Our Corporate Law group is the go-to practice for many clients, often serving as general counsel for issues related to corporate governance and compliance. We carefully analyze corporate policies and procedures, including corporate compliance programs, ethics codes, bylaws and whistle-blower rules, marshaling significant expertise in regulatory reforms such as Sarbanes-Oxley, and keeping current with ongoing regulatory changes.
Following a thorough review, we assist clients by revising existing programs and developing new ones—filling any gaps that may exist—in order to support sound business practices across the board.
We draft and negotiate a wide range of commercial agreements, often helping companies prepare templates for frequently performed transactions, including letters of intent, consulting agreements, partnership agreements, lease agreements and confidentiality agreements.
We have reviewed, drafted and negotiated countless licensing agreements, including for well-known logos, trade names and trademarks, software systems, web hosting and advanced technology.
As the nation’s largest law firm representing the construction industry, we support general contractors, construction managers and other companies in corporate transactions all over the world with a highly regarded insight into the particular needs and unique issues involving members of the construction industry.
We work hand-in-hand with our colleagues across the firm to represent a number of healthcare and senior care facilities. We counsel these companies on M&A and complex financing transactions, partnership agreements and other general corporate issues.
We represent buyers and sellers in successful public and private M&A transactions. Examples include:
Our extensive client contacts provide access to valuable business resources, including:
As one of the most seasoned attorneys in our practice, I have represented clients on a variety of business matters and have worked with lawyers and executives around the globe. I can say with 100% confidence, the business attorneys at P&A are some of the best in the industry with experience that is hard for others to match.
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 […]