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.
Globalization of the construction industry is a reality and one that may afford many U.S. contractors significant profit opportunities abroad. Emerging countries often lack the financial resources required to support needed infrastructure projects. As a result, they rely on export credit agencies, the World Bank, or foreign investors who insist upon reputable construction contractors. U.S. […]
HOUSTON, TX. – October 17, 2019 – The Texas offices of national construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) continue the expansion of the firm’s capabilities with the arrival of three highly talented litigation and corporate attorneys, Partner Timothy A. Rothberg, Senior Counsel Jonathan Scott Miles and Associate Ian Fullington. P&A Chairman, Steven M. […]
While Hurricane Dorian churns in the Atlantic with its sights currently set on the east coast of Florida, storm preparations should be well underway. As you are busy organizing efforts to secure your job sites, we at Peckar & Abramson offer some quick reminders that may prove helpful: • Review your contracts, particularly the force […]
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that 37 of the firm’s attorneys, based in its New York, New Jersey, California, Florida, Texas and Washington, D.C. offices, have been named 2020 Best Lawyers in America®. “We are extremely proud of the expanding number of Peckar & Abramson attorneys that […]
Employers in New York have, for years, dealt with a comprehensive wage theft law. Across the Hudson, New Jersey has now adopted what looks to be the most comprehensive wage theft law in the entire country. Employers are well advised to act quickly to ensure their pay practices are defensible to eliminate or reduce risk. […]
New York, NY – June 20, 2019 – Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce the launch of its Cyber Security & Data Privacy Practice, led by New York-based partner, Richard R. Volack. “P&A has long recognized the unique set of cyber security threats faced by participants in the construction industry and across […]
The normal project and contractual risks faced by contractors, consultants and suppliers to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority are considerable. A new law and regulations mandating that the MTA debar contractors, consultants and suppliers for unexcused schedule and cost overruns creates a new and unfair existential risk. The new law, Public Authorities Law Section 1279-h, slipped […]
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as the top Construction Law Firm in the United States by Construction Executive (CE) magazine. In its first ever ranking of construction law firms, CE described its process.“For this inaugural ranking, CE reached out to hundreds of […]
The Social Security Administration has resumed the issuance of “No-Match” letters to employers, creating a murky set of obligations to avoid fines or penalties in the event of a Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”) audit, sometimes called a Form I-9 or worksite enforcement audit. Employers who receive “No-Match” letters should act swiftly and deliberately, not only […]
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that six attorneys in the firm’s Miami office have been named 2019 Super Lawyers®. Each attorney is being honored for their ongoing leadership and achievements in the field of Construction Law. Stephen Reisman, P&A’s Vice Chairman, noted “It is an honor that […]
A recent court ruling affecting most mid-sized and large employers requires them to submit pay data related to diversity statistics by September 30. As a result, it is imperative that employers start compiling the necessary information, referred to as EEO-1 Component 2 requirements. Although there is the possibility of an appeal, employers should prepare to […]
This article was co-authored by Melinda S. Gentile, Partner, Peckar & Abramson, P.C., Miami and Cadian T. Baker, Paralegal, Peckar & Abramson, P.C., Miami. The 2019 Florida Legislative Session recently concluded and a number of important construction-related House Bills (HB) and Senate Bills (SB) were presented during the Session. Below is a summary of those […]
Partners Paul G. Monte and Neal I. Sklar, of Peckar and Abramson, P.C.(P&A), have been selected as Fellows of the Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA). The CLSA describes itself as is an invitation-only international honorary association composed of preeminent lawyers specializing in construction law and related fields. Paul Monte is Co-Managing Partner of P&A’s […]
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce the arrival of three construction litigation attorneys. The firm welcomes Joseph N. Frost, Jennifer Harris and Joshua Morehouse as Associates in the firm’s growing Washington, DC practice. Joseph Frost focuses his practice on commercial and construction litigation and dispute resolution. He is […]
Florida contractors will soon have a level playing field, at least related to the right to recovery of attorney fees in certain circumstances. Effective October 1, 2019, the Florida statute by which legal fees may be recovered from insurers and sureties was amended to expressly afford that right to contractors. Florida’s Insurance statute, Chapter 627, […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that the firm has once again been recognized by Chambers & Partners USA in the category of Construction Law at the coveted Band 1 level Nationwide. No other firm has the distinction of having been awarded that honor every year for 16 consecutive years since Chambers […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. is pleased to announce that Texas Board Certified construction attorney Stewart Shurtleff has joined the firm as Partner in the firm’s Dallas office and attorneys Jackson Mabry and Cornelius “Lee” Banta, Jr. have joined as Associates in P&A’s Dallas and Houston offices, respectively. Firm Chairman, Steven M. Charney, welcomed the three […]
Melinda S. Gentile, Partner and Diversity and Inclusion Chair at Peckar and Abramson, P.C. will co-moderate a panel at the Groundbreaking Women in Construction conference (GWIC) during the Advancing Women in Construction Law breakout session. Alexandra Busch, Senior Associate at Peckar & Abramson, will co-moderate the panel to be held in the Grand Ballroom and […]
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that litigation attorney Kevin J. O’Connor, Partner with the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Employment Law Teams, has been elected to the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation for his commitment and dedication to the legal profession. “Kevin is an outstanding trial attorney […]
New Jersey’s intermediate level appeals court has clarified when an employee’s obesity can form the basis for a “perceived as disabled” claim of discrimination under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“NJLAD”). In Dickson v. Community Bus Lines, Inc. d/b/a Coach USA, A-3857-17T3 (App. Div. Apr. 4, 2019), the Court upheld dismissal of a bus […]