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.
The United States Supreme Court today stayed enforcement of the OSHA emergency temporary standard (ETS) requiring employers with 100 or more employees to require employees either be “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing. The ruling immediately stops enforcement of the rule which had gone into effect on January 10, 2022. Today’s order […]
Thomas J. Curran, partner and co-chair of Peckar & Abramson’s White Collar and Regulatory Enforcement practice, was quoted in Law360‘s article “Construction Regs Attys Are Watching in 2022”, published on January 3, 2022. The article looks at three key areas of regulation that construction attorneys are keeping an eye on in the new year. Tom […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Angela Connor of the firm’s Houston office, Freddy X. Muñoz of the firm’s Miami office, and Brian D. Waller of the firm’s New York office, have been promoted to Partner. P&A also announces the promotion of the following attorneys to Senior Counsel and Senior Associate: […]
On December 13, 2021, the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued an Order mandating that all New York City private employers require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Please note that this Alert only addresses basic compliance with the New York City Vaccination Mandate. For our construction clients, […]
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that 15 attorneys joined the firm throughout 2021 in seven of the firm’s 11 offices. Bolstering the ranks of P&A’s Boston, Dallas, Houston, Miami, River Edge, and New York City offices, these attorneys are now among the firm’s partners, senior counsel, and […]
Peckar & Abramson’s Dylan Ochoa, Jerry P. Brodsky, and Paul Monte have written “Contractors Should Expect a New Wave of Climate-Resilient Projects,” an article for Construction Executive. The article, published in the December 2021 issue, discusses how we can expect to see megaprojects with an emphasis on new or rebuilt infrastructure that can withstand extreme […]
Stephen E. Irving, senior counsel in Peckar & Abramson’s Houston office, has written “OSHA: What to Expect in 2022,” an article for Construction Executive. The article discusses numerous significant matters OSHA has in the works which employers in the construction industry should be aware of. These matters include new rule drafting and several national and […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to welcome the newest member of its growing Texas offices with the arrival of Stephen E. Irving, an accomplished labor and employment attorney with decades of experience in construction law. “With Stephen’s addition, P&A continues to expand the depth of our resources in Texas and across the country. […]
Consistent with a growing trend across the country, New York has joined with other States, including neighboring New Jersey, to broaden the scope of New York’s whistleblower statute that protects employees who report certain violations of law from employer retaliation. New York did so by amending New York Labor Law § 740 (“NYLL § 740”). […]
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that New York partner Charles E. Williams, III has been named a recipient of the Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA)’s 2021 MWBE Leadership Award. Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA) states the award, “recognizes leaders whose determination and guidance through the challenges of […]
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that the firm has earned 33 top National and Metropolitan rankings in U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2022 review. This is the 13th consecutive year that the firm has been ranked in the top tier for Construction Law nationally. “We are […]
The California Supreme Court recently issued two important decisions reinterpreting and limiting the historically broad application of California’s prevailing wage law: Mendoza v. Fonseca McElroy Griding Co. and Busker v. Wabtec Corp Compliance with California’s prevailing wage law on public works projects has always been challenging for contractors and subcontractors due to the broad language […]
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Neal Sklar has been appointed General Counsel and Chair of the Governance Committee on the Executive Board of Directors for the Latin Builders Association (LBA). The LBA states that it is “the largest Hispanic construction association in the United States.” Neal’s two-year […]
The last eighteen months have brought tumultuous change for employers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has been a great disruptor, and has brought rules, regulations and related agency guidance that have served to overwhelm even the most conscientious and attentive employer. The welcomed arrival of COVID-19 vaccines has, in many respects, caused many […]
National Construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Bruce D. Meller, partner in the firm’s New Jersey office, and Nathan A. Cohen, partner in P&A’s Los Angeles office, have been awarded 2021 Lexology Client Choice Awards in the area of Construction. This is the second consecutive year that the […]
This article was written for the ConsensusDocs newsletter and first appeared here For centuries the ability to construct sophisticated structures has been the yardstick for measuring civilizations. Naturally, as our knowledge and capacity to build has evolved and developed over the ages, the methods of project delivery have similarly progressed. From Design-Bid-Build to CM-at-Risk and […]
New York Partner Christopher B. Kinzel authored, “Liquidated Damages: Six Points Contractors Should Understand,” which appeared on ConstructionExec.com on October 6, 2021. Christopher’s article serves as a practical and important guide on how to manage and leverage liquidated damages. He states, “It is important to understand the basic definition of a legally enforceable liquidated damages […]
National law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that 18 firm attorneys have been named to the 2021 New York Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists. According to the publication, the lists are exclusive, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in each jurisdiction as Super Lawyers and no more […]
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Founding Partner, Robert S. (“Bob”) Peckar was selected by Women Builders Council (WBC) as a 2021 We for She Inspiration Award recipient. Melissa Salsano, Senior Counsel in the firm’s New York office, also received WBC’s Next Generation of Women Builders Award. […]
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that 11 attorneys have been named to the 2021 Texas Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists. According to the publication, the lists are “exclusive, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in each jurisdiction as Super Lawyers and no more than […]