Peckar & Abramson’s Environmental Law attorneys are committed to providing concrete results — those that allow our clients’ businesses to succeed. We know how to avoid civil penalties, mitigate liability and protect our clients’ interests.
Our clients — which include contractors, developers, manufacturers, financial services companies, oil and gas companies, utilities and many others — feel confident and assured knowing that our team can seamlessly navigate the complex web of federal, state and local environmental regulations.
We have dealt with a wide spectrum of federal and state environmental laws, regulations and audit policies for decades, and have a highly specialized focus on environmental concerns as they relate to construction and infrastructure projects. This robust legal knowledge, combined with longstanding government contacts and incisive construction dispute resolution skills, has enabled numerous clients to resolve environmental concerns and move their projects forward. We bring all of our experience to bear in our clients environmental matters, always mindful that clients need — and expect — Results First℠.
Positive, early action is the key to avoiding environmental liability. We enforce meticulous and targeted due diligence investigations, including reviews of Phase I and Phase II reports, and implement comprehensive auditing policies. Our lawyers carefully examine contracts looking for unforeseen liabilities, then craft corrective provisions that protect clients from unneeded threats. We also procure the necessary environmental insurance on behalf of our clients to further mitigate legal and financial risk.
By leveraging this knowledge and expertise, our clients can reduce and avoid civil penalties.
If enforcement action or litigation is unavoidable, we are ready to defend our clients with every resource at our disposal.
We have taken on actions brought by state and federal agencies, private citizens and businesses alleging environmental violations. We also defend clients against toxic tort litigation, including class and individual actions seeking damages for wrongful death, personal injury, and property damage arising from groundwater and soil contamination.
Our attorneys are nationally recognized for the litigation capabilities and are relentlessly committed to securing favorable results that enable our clients’ businesses to thrive.
The scope of our work includes:
We advise clients on environmental permitting, including permits related to:
Typical liability issues our Environmental Law Group address include:
We often represent clients facing environmental enforcement actions by state and federal agencies, private citizens and businesses. As one example among many, we successfully defended a major oil and gas company against RCRA claims involving underground storage tank leak incidents. We have significant environmental law experience that has proven invaluable to our clients.
Peckar & Abramson is pleased to announce that founding partner Robert S. Peckar and partner Michael S. Zicherman served as contributing editors of Getting the Deal Through—Construction 2019. The attorneys co-authored the introduction to Getting the Deal Through, Construction 2019 as well as the chapter titled, “United States,” published by Law Business Research, Ltd. Getting […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Construction Litigation attorney David C. Bennett has joined the firm’s New Jersey office as a Senior Associate. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Bennett had twenty-seven years of contract administration and construction management experience on private and public projects in the United States and abroad. He […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. is pleased to announce that eight attorneys in its Austin, Dallas and Houston offices have been named 2018 Super Lawyers®. Each attorney is being honored for their ongoing leadership and achievements in the area of Construction Law. Dallas Partner Jeffrey A. Ford received exemplary recognition and was also named a Top […]
Christopher M. Sweeney, Senior Associate in the firm’s Washington, DC office, authored an article in the ConsensusDocs Newsletter, August 2018, Volume 4, Issue 4, titled “Not My Payroll, Not My Problem? Think Again,” which discusses how in some states, general contractors may be liable for the payroll of their subcontractors. Mr. Sweeney explains that new […]
Steven M. Charney, Chairman of Peckar & Abramson, was featured in Law360’s story on August 24, 2018 “Unknowns Mute Buzz For NJ’s Public-Private Partnership Law”. New Jersey’s new S865 legislation authorizes the broad usage of public-private partnerships (P3s) in New Jersey. Mr. Charney worked with the Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey (ACCNJ) and the […]
New York State and New York City recently passed historic legislation requiring most private employers in New York to conduct annual sexual harassment training for all employees, effective October 9, 2018 (under State law) and April 1, 2019 (under City law). The legislation also includes expansion of existing protections against sexual harassment and additional requirements […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that 34 of the firm’s attorneys, based in its New York, New Jersey, California, Florida, Texas and Washington, D.C. offices, have been named 2019 Best Lawyers in America®. “It is a tremendous honor and notable distinction for Peckar & Abramson attorneys, some of whom were named […]
On Tuesday, August 14, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed Senate Bill S-865, creating the state’s new Public-Private Partnership (PPP) law, making New Jersey the latest state to embrace this burgeoning delivery system for the construction of public infrastructure projects. The new law goes into effect 180 days from today. Peckar & Abramson (P&A) […]
Levi W. Barrett, Senior Associate in the firm’s New York office, co-edited a book for the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law titled, “MORE Sticks and Bricks: A Lawyer’s Guide to Advanced Construction Systems and Techniques.” This guide to practical construction technology contains a comprehensive overview of construction practices and procedures – from basic […]
Levi. W. Barrett, Senior Associate in the firm’s New York office, wrote a bylined article for the AGC Law In Brief, Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2018 entitled “Last Call… On October 31, the AIA Retires the A201-2007 General Conditions-What Does This Mean to You?” The article educates the construction industry about the continued usage […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Courtney Bryan Sheaffer has joined the firm’s Houston office as an Associate. Ms. Sheaffer focuses her practice on Labor & Employment disputes as well as commercial litigation. Her experience includes representation of clients across various industries including commercial real estate developers, construction companies, oil & […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Matt Moore, Co-Managing Partner of the Houston office, has been elected to a three-year term as a Council Member of the Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, with over 2,500 members consisting of legal professionals from public and private sectors involved in […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Stephen P. Katz, Partner and Chair of the firm’s Corporate Law Practice Group, represented JSW Steel Ltd., one of the largest steel conglomerates in India, in JSW’s $81 million acquisition of 100% of the equity of Acero Junction Holdings Inc., the owner of the Acero […]
New Jersey is finally among the many states with broad authority to develop or improve public projects through a Public Private Partnership (P3) delivery method. This contracting model has stimulated growth and improvements in other States and led to the delivery of projects that may not otherwise have happened. Senate Bill 865 (“S-865”), after undergoing […]
Paul Monte, Co-Managing Partner of the firm’s New York office, was quoted as an expert source in a story written by Law360 on June 25, 2018 entitled “New York Construction Industry Watching ‘Game-Changing’ Bill”. Described as one of the most significant pieces of legislation to affect the construction industry in decades, S06686 adds a new […]
Aaron C. Schlesinger, Partner in the firm’s New Jersey office, authored a bylined article entitled “Pre-hire Trade Collective Bargaining Agreement Under the NLRAe Agreement” which published in ConsensusDocs on June 25, 2018. Using his expertise in Labor Relations and Employment Law, Mr. Schlesinger gave examples and described Section 8(f) of the National Labor Relations Act […]
Neal I. Sklar, Partner in the firms Miami office, was quoted as an expert source in the Law360 story “Privately Backed Rail And Transit Projects To Watch” that published June 25, 2018. Mr. Sklar commented on how rail projects are frequently public-private partnerships (P3) where it makes financial sense from a private business perspective. Law360
Peckar & Abramson is pleased to share the 2018 Construlegal Newsletter. Construlegal is a strategic alliance of law firms based in the Americas which share a common focus, values and market approach. Peckar & Abramson is a founding member of Construlegal.
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that eight attorneys in the firm’s Miami office have been named 2018 Super Lawyers®. Each attorney is being honored for their ongoing leadership and achievements in the field of Construction Law. “Our well-respected Miami-based construction attorneys regularly represent prominent local, national and global contractors and builders” […]
Kevin O’Connor, Partner, and Joseph Vento, Associate, both based in the firms New Jersey office, co-authored an article in Law360’s Construction section entitled “NJ Construction Employers Must Prepare For Crackdown” which published on June 12, 2018. The analysis explains that New Jersey governor, Phil Murphy recently signed a recent executive order that is turning up […]