Peckar & Abramson’s national Employment Law and Practices Group is devoted exclusively to defending employment practice liability claims and directors and officers in errors and omissions claims.
And we deliver results – We Win!
Our clients respect the diligent, effective and strident defense of their interests that we regularly provide — and the Results we deliver — when Employment Practices or D&O claims arise.
In recognition of the depth of our Employment Law and Practices Group in insurance defense, numerous carriers have endorsed Peckar & Abramson as their select panel counsel to defend professional liability claims. Our clients often insist to their insurance providers that P&A is preselected to serve as their defense counsel.
Because we work closely with underwriters, adjusters, carrier representatives, risk managers, consultants, brokers and insureds, we are able to deliver effective claims management and risk control services to address claims quickly and cost effectively. Our experience with this diverse clientele allows us to see every dispute with a 360-degree perspective.
We focus on the early evaluation of claims, and aggressively obtain mitigation information in order to swiftly and effectively assess liability. This allows us to develop strategies to make Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) procedures more effective and drive down the cost of traditional litigation.
Insurance carriers also call upon the skill of our Employment Law and Practices Group for mediation, arbitration and litigation in order to monitor outside counsel on a national level. We help ensure that claims are being pursued efficiently and cost-effectively. We also keep carriers apprised as to the status of claims and ensure that legal billing and reporting guidelines are being met.
Our Employment Law and Practices Group draws upon its significant experience in offering both insureds and non-insureds comprehensive employment practice audits focusing on ways to minimize the risk of employment-related lawsuits; reduce employment-related costs; and improve productivity, efficiency, morale and retention. These legal compliance and litigation avoidance practices include strategic, preventative compliance advice to in-house counsel, human resources professionals and senior management.
Restrictive covenants, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, and the pursuit and protection of confidential information are vital to any business. Litigation concerning misappropriation of trade secrets and proprietary information makes up a large percentage of the lawsuits being filed in both state and federal courts.
Peckar & Abramson provides legal compliance and counseling services to clients on such employment issues as:
Peckar & Abramson’s Employment Law and Practices Group understands the value of protectable interests. We offer clients a unique business best practices program that includes:
Peckar & Abramson’s Employment Law and Practices Group provides valuable advice and counseling to clients on a wide variety of workplace matters with the goal of avoiding litigation and finding workable solutions to complex employment problems. We work to minimize your costs without compromising the quality of our representation.
When a dispute cannot be resolved between the parties, or when ADR is unsuccessful, our litigation attorneys are experienced trial counsel and routinely appear at the national level before administrative agencies, and in state and federal court as well as appellate courts.
In response to increasing employment litigation, companies, courts, fair employment practice agencies and insurance carriers are increasingly turning to Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) as an alternative to litigation.
ADR, when implemented appropriately, is an effective tool for both management and employees. ADR, similar to litigation, requires a careful understanding of the facts in order for counsel to evaluate all of the legal issues, make recommendations and develop comprehensive strategies to reach an amicable resolution.
Peckar & Abramson’s Employment Law and Practices Group has significant national experience in dispute resolution to resolve cases efficiently and cost effectively, without compromising the interests of the company.
Structured ADR, whether it is mediation, arbitration or a hybrid of the two — and whether court ordered, contractual or through a third party neutral — requires experienced attorneys who know how to properly evaluate a case before litigation costs take over and make early resolution prospects less likely. At Peckar & Abramson, we strive to achieve a workable solution to your employment needs, which allows you to then focus on your business.
Our Employment Law and Practices Group has successfully defended class action and other multi-plaintiff suits involving breach of contract, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, retaliation, failure to accommodate, whistleblowing, tortuous interference, age and other protected classifications under different statutes or common law principles.
Peckar & Abramson’s well-respected national wage and hour defense practice defends wage and hour class action lawsuits and investigations by the United States Department of Labor and other agencies. We also train companies in all facets of compliance audits, payroll practices and procedures as well as proper classification of employees.
Peckar & Abramson’s Labor Law Group provides labor counseling to employers and assists management through aggressive response efforts to avoid labor disputes and promote effective employee-employer relations.
Whatever your industry, Peckar & Abramson is dedicated to meeting the legal needs of management by delivering results and excellent customer service. At Peckar & Abramson, personal attention to clients is prompt, responsive and efficient.
We represent public, private and closely held companies and partnerships, for profit and nonprofit organizations, and franchisees, from the Fortune 100 to smaller and mid-size companies in diverse industries, including:
We offer a variety of services including:
Peckar & Abramson has earned a national reputation as a leading employment law firm and partners with its clients to keep them informed about trends that may affect their business. As you contemplate your current and future needs, we hope that you will select Peckar & Abramson: the law firm that delivers tomorrow’s solutions today.
Peckar & Abramson has earned a national reputation as a leading employment law firm and regularly partners with its clients to keep them informed about trends that may affect their business. Our goal is to work with our clients to mitigate employment risk, avoid litigation and build productive employer-employee relationships.
Peckar & Abramson is pleased to announce that our New York office has moved effective Monday, January 22, 2018. The office is now located at 1325 Avenue of the Americas, 10th Floor, New York, New York 10019.
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. is pleased to announce that the 2018 South Florida Legal Guide has honored Stephen H. Reisman, a Board Certified Construction Law attorney and Vice Chairman of the firm, as a Top Lawyer. A highly trusted legal source, the South Florida Legal Guide is an annual publication listing the top lawyers and […]
Charles E. Williams, III, Partner in the firm’s New York office, has received the prestigious Bridgett Medal from Franklin & Marshall (F&M) College, a private co-educational liberal arts college in Lancaster, PA., where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree. Mr. Williams focuses his practice on construction, real property and government relations issues and commercial […]
Karla Pascarella, a partner in the firm’s Austin office, has been named Chair of the Human Rights Committee of the International Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. Ms. Pascarella will assume this role in June 2018. Ms. Pascarella represents a wide range of international and domestic corporate clients and construction professionals. Her practice […]
Adam P. Handfinger, Co-Managing Partner in the firm’s Miami Office and Meredith N. Reynolds, Senior Associate in the firm’s Miami office, co-authored an article for the Daily Business Review about their successful representation in Altman Contractors v. Crum & Forster Specialty Insurance in oral arguments before the Florida Supreme Court. The article published January 12, […]
Neal I Sklar, a partner in the firm’s Miami office, spoke at the Latin Builder Association (LBA) Charter High School on Friday, January 12, 2018. The LBA Charter School is located at 11093 N.W. 138th Street, Suite 207, Hialeah Gardens, Florida. The Latin Builders Association and Business Management Academy Charter High School, a Miami-Dade County […]
Charles Kenny, Co-Managing Partner in the firm’s New Jersey office and Scott Kearns, Partner in the firm’s New Jersey office, co-authored an article titled “A Guide to Construction Liens in New Jersey” that published January 11, 2018 in Law360. The article describes the New Jersey Construction Lien Law, what a construction lien is, how it […]
Neal I. Sklar, a partner in the firm’s Miami office, was quoted in a story that published January 3, 2018 in Miami Today newspaper entitled “Panel Says Partners Key to Transportation Upgrades”. Mr. Sklar was one of several panelists who spoke on December 20, 2017 at a Miami Finance Forum CEO Power Breakfast on ‘Public-Private […]
Thomas J. Curran, a Partner in the firm’s New York office, was quoted as a source in an article published by the Wall Street Journal on December 17, 2017. The article titled “Nonprofits Are Tapping Outside Firms To Conduct Internal Probes” discusses nonprofit organizations seeking outside law firms to conduct internal investigations relating to corporate […]
Adam P. Handfinger, Co-Managing Partner of the firm’s Miami Office, was quoted as a source in Law360 in a story entitled ‘Defect Notice May Trigger Defense Coverage in Florida’ about the Florida Supreme Court decision which came out December 14, 2017 in Altman v. Crum & Forster. Mr. Handfinger made oral arguments before the Court […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that seven attorneys in the firm’s New York, New Jersey and Texas offices have been elevated to new positions in recognition of their commitment, dedication and accomplishments. New York Corporate Compliance and Defense attorney Doris D. Short has been named Partner; Construction attorney Matthew S.C. Moore […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. is proud to represent the Appellant, Altman Contractors, Inc., in an appeal pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit adverse to Crum & Forster Specialty Insurance Company. Today, December 14, 2017, and following oral arguments, the Florida Supreme Court held that the pre-suit notice of claim process […]
Peckar & Abramson Newsletter, Volume XXVII, Winter 2017
Peckar & Abramson is pleased to be a sponsor of the Third Annual Bark + Build Competition. The AIA Dallas and TEXO Association present the third annual Bark + Build Doghouse Design/Build Competition. The competition serves to foster relationships between architecture and contractor firms, raise awareness and support for SPCA of Texas’ mission, and exhibit to […]
Frank M. Rapoport, a partner in the firm’s New York office and Neal Sklar, a partner in the firm’s Miami office, were quoted in a story by Law360 entitled “Miami Courthouse Project Highlights New P3 Ideas, Hurdles” published on November 13, 2017. The story summarized major issues discussed in Miami at the P3 Hub South […]
Alexandra Busch, an associate in the firm’s Washington, DC office, authored an article entitled “Caveat Contractor: Your Subcontractor’s Employees May be Considered Your Own Employees under State and Federal Labor Laws” published in the AGC Law in Brief on November 28, 2017. The article explains a recent federal appellate decision where contractors may be required […]
Contractors will soon find themselves on the frontline of wage disputes on projects if laborers working on behalf of their subcontractors or vendors are unpaid. On October 14, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 1701, which will allow laborers to seek direct compensation from the general contractors on private projects, if their wages […]
Peckar & Abramson participated in the Sportsmen for Charity, Inc. Jaspers Sporting Clays Classic with Manhattan College on October 20, 2017 at the Pawling Mountain Club in Pawling, New York. Gregory C. Chertoff, a partner in the firm’s New York office and Christopher B. Kinzel, senior counsel in the firm’s New York office participated on […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. is pleased to announce that they have been named 2018 “Law Firm of the Year” in Construction Litigation for the 4th Year in a Row and Earns National and Metropolitan Tier Rankings in 2018 Best Lawyers in America®.
JD Holzheauser, an associate in the firms Austin office, participated in a presentation for the Austin Associated General Contractors, Legal Affairs Committee on October 25, 2017. Following Texas’ 85th legislative session, several new laws will impact construction businesses. This presentation provided an overview of the bills that passed in the 2017 session that are relevant […]