Since 1978, Peckar & Abramson has provided comprehensive counsel to federal, state, and local government contractors. From our extensive experience serving government contractors in connection with construction and infrastructure projects, we have gained invaluable insight into government contracting, which allows us to support contractors in various industries in all aspects of government contracting.
We counsel and represent government contractors, from bid preparation, to claims, to compliance, to trials and hearings before a wide array of applicable tribunals — all with our unwavering Results First℠ mindset squarely in focus.
Government contracts can be profitable and successful — as long as contractors understand and appreciate the applicable regulations. Our team has counseled government contractors on virtually every aspect of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) as well as state-specific rules.
We apply special focus to the cost principles in invoicing, change orders and claims. This helps clients establish procurement, accounting and record-keeping procedures that demonstrate reasonable incurred costs in a manner acceptable to the government.
Peckar & Abramson’s government contracts attorneys have authored books and articles on numerous aspects of federal government contracting, including bid protests, claim preparation and litigation, corporate compliance and ethics programs, government contract accounting and the practical aspects of defending against ethics complaints brought by the government.
Peckar & Abramson’s Government Contracts Group helps clients:
We support government contractors of all sizes in all aspects of government contracting. We:
In most cases, resolving disputes before the client sets foot in court is the best course of action for their business. We have an exceptional record of successfully negotiating and mediating issues worth hundreds of millions of dollars. We avoid and minimize litigation and liability by:
However, when litigation is necessary, our attorneys are experienced and trial-ready. They have a record of achieving favorable results before a number of courts and agencies, on the local, state, and federal levels, including:
The regulatory environment has evolved to become a minefield of exposure. Our Corporate Integrity and Compliance Group works with our Government Contracts Group to help clients identify problem areas that could flag regulators and achieve full compliance. We assist clients in developing strong compliance programs and internal controls, aligning internal processes and conducting independent investigations and risk assessments.
Government contract work must be approached comprehensively and with the resources of a full service firm. Consider the following hypothetical:
Most federal supply and construction projects are governed by domestic preference requirements such as the Buy American Act, which require that materials be manufactured in the United States of America. A contractor accused of failing to comply faces challenges beyond government contract questions. Is the compliance program working? Should a compliance audit be conducted? Are internal controls adequate? Is there exposure under the False Claims Act, the False Statements Act or other federal laws?
Our government contract team is well versed in compliance and, when needed, white-collar matters that may emanate from compliance concerns.
Lawsuits under the False Claims Act are rampant. Numerous reputable companies have paid hefty prices as a result of False Claims Act prosecutions. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing government contractors who find themselves the target of allegations of false claims, corruption and the violation of other federal laws.
We counsel Fortune 500 companies as well as small/midsize companies that work in a number of industries, including:
We offer a comprehensive catalog of services including:
Peckar & Abramson is the go-to legal source for government contractors in a variety of industries across the globe. The firm’s all-encompassing knowledge of construction and infrastructure projects enables us to be laser focused on making projects profitable and successful for clients.
Peckar & Abramson is committed to delivering timely, relevant content that is both substantive and practical in order to help readers become better informed about the issues affecting contractors doing business with the Federal Government. That’s why we’re pleased to introduce this new blog. Our goal is to provide clear and practical legal insights on […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that nine of its attorneys in our Washington, DC 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 Washington, D.C. office and the sought after, experienced attorneys recognized by Super […]
Stephen P. Katz, and Abby Weiner, Partner and Senior Counsel, respectively, in the firm’s New Jersey office, co-authored a bylined article entitled “Potential Risks of Taking Equity Stakes in Construction Projects” that published in the April 2018 issue of AGC of America’s Newsletter ConsensusDocs. The article describes the risks and rewards, and issues to be […]
Frank M. Rapoport, Partner in the firm’s New York office, and Jerry P. Brodsky, Partner in the firm’s Miami office and Director of the Latin American Practice Group, co-authored an article for the Spring 2018 issue of the National Association of Surety Bond Producers entitled “Bonding the Rapidly Growing and Changing P3 Market in the […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that White-Collar Litigation attorney Olesya Sidorkina has joined the firm as an Associate. Ms. Sidorkina has white-collar criminal litigation experience representing corporations and individuals in civil and criminal investigations and prosecutions relating to conspiracy, fraud and regulatory matters. She has managed discovery and pre-trial preparations in […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Litigation Attorney Jacqueline Voronov has joined the firm’s New Jersey office as a Senior Associate. Ms. Voronov’s principal areas of practice include civil litigation and labor and employment disputes, with a focus on complex employment discrimination cases. Her clients include major hotels, major retailers, shipping […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Litigation and Construction Law attorney Nathan A. Cohen has re-joined the firm’s Los Angeles office as senior counsel. Mr. Cohen focuses his practice on construction law, commercial litigation, real estate, corporate compliance and internal investigations. He was most recently Chief Legal Officer for a large […]
Karla Pascarella, Partner in the firm’s Austin office, will participate as a panel member at the International Law Section of The State Bar of Texas on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas. The presentation tilted, “International Law and Business in the Cyber Era” will feature a […]
On March 1, 2018, Meredith Reynolds, Senior Associate in the firm’s Miami office, participated in a telephonic presentation with the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law on the recent opinion issued by the Supreme Court of Florida in Altman v. Crum & Forster. The Court in Altman recognized for the first time that Florida’s […]
Peckar & Abramson’s Austin office sponsored the Construction Leadership Counsel (CLC) Crawfish Boil on April 4, 2018. See attached picture – JD Holzheauser of Peckar & Abramson, Kelly Pettersen of Spire Consulting and David Deschaine of Alterman. Pictured from left to right – JD Holzheauser of Peckar & Abramson, Kelly Pettersen of Spire Consulting and […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that the firm celebrates its 40th anniversary this month. P&A’s reputation as the ‘go-to’ law firm for leading general contractors, construction managers and other companies and organizations across the construction industry was developed over four decades of service – always with our commitment to clients at […]
Tracey L. Williams authored an article in the Dallas Bar Association’s Headnotes, published January 2018, Volume 43, Number 1. The article titled, “What? You are Foreclosing? A Mechanic’s Lien Nightmare!,” The article explains what a Mechanic’s Lien is which may be issued demanding payment for labor and/or material used in a home’s construction. Further, the […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Alexa L. Magrath has joined the firm’s Los Angeles office as an associate. Magrath has expertise in complex construction defect cases as well as managing cases through all states of litigation including research, discovery, defense, client management, depositions and trial preparation. She was formerly an […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense attorney Robert Bell has joined the firm’s New York office as Senior Counsel. Bell has represented public and privately held companies in highly-regulated industries in complex civil litigation matters and white collar criminal investigations, regulatory and administrative proceedings. […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that twenty-two (22) attorneys at the firm have been named 2018 Super Lawyers®. Attorneys in our New Jersey, California, Illinois and Texas* offices are being honored for their ongoing leadership and achievements in the field of construction law. Following a rigorous peer-review process, P&A’s accomplished team […]
JD Holzheauser, an Associate in Peckar & Abramson’s Houston office, authored an article entitled “Drones in Construction” which published in the Association of General Contractors AGC Law in Brief on March 20, 2018. The article discusses the increasing popularity of drones in the construction industry including information on regulations, insurance, private versus public space and […]
On March 8, 2018, President Trump executed two Presidential Proclamations, both going into effect on March 23, 2018, which establish a 25% tariff on certain steel products and a 10% tariff on certain aluminum products. The amount of the tariffs and the origin countries subject to same are fluid concepts subject to change by further […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Construction Attorney Casey J. Rahn has joined the firm’s New York office as an Associate. Mr. Rahn focuses his practice on construction disputes, mechanics liens, impact claims, subcontractor defaults, public-private partnerships and corporate compliance. He previously served as a Summer Associate/Law Clerk with Peckar & […]
Frank M. Rapoport, Partner and Chair of the Public-Private Partnerships (P3) practice in Peckar & Abramson’s New York office, was invited by Michael Peil, Vice Dean & Associate Professor at the Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law in the Kingdom Bhutan to speak before law students on the topic of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP or P3). […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Construction Litigation and Transactional lawyer Christopher A. Ruhman has joined the firm’s Houston office as Senior Counsel. An experienced complex commercial litigator and advocate, Ruhman has represented general contractors, corporate and individual owners, developers, subcontractors, vendors/suppliers and material manufacturers on projects including the new construction, […]