As the construction industry experienced a long run of consolidation and change, Peckar & Abramson, with its industry-leading construction law practice, has handled some of the most complex and extensive construction transactions across North America and around the globe. We handle every aspect of a transaction with experience that is unmatched in the construction industry. This experience is invaluable to our mergers and acquisitions (M&A) work, stemming from our construction-industry-focused practice areas that include contracts, financing, regulatory, compliance, labor and employment law. The teams at Peckar & Abramson have provided expert guidance for billions of dollars in M&A work from due diligence, risk management, contracts and establishing performance requirements to operational issues, adverse claims and entity dissolution.
Our extensive experience with the construction industry, accompanied by the full integration of our construction-focused, niche practice areas, allows for a full suite of services that enables us to handle construction industry mergers and acquisitions from start to finish. We bring a level of service that can only come from a firm that is as focused and entrenched in the construction industry as Peckar & Abramson, providing acquisition due diligence investigations and practical advice with a level of expertise that remains unparalleled. With our construction transactional practice group, which is specifically dedicated to the drafting and review of virtually every type of agreement related to construction projects, we are uniquely poised to determine what is and isn’t “market”.
Our Mergers and Acquisition team provides:
The Mergers and Acquisitions practice is staffed with some of the most seasoned professionals in the construction industry, many of whom have worked on both sides of the table with significant transactions. As the largest construction law firm in the United States, we bring broad and deep experience to every deal and a perspective that is unmatched. Attorneys are hand-picked for each deal to ensure that their relevant experience provides optimal representation for our clients. If you’re considering a merger, acquisition or any change of control transaction, rely on the team at Peckar & Abramson.
We have provided counsel for billions of dollars in M&A transactions, advising clients on all matters from deal structure and financing to contracts and post-deal issues. We have played an integral role in many major successful deals, but successful deals, but sometimes our greatest success is when we advise our clients when to walk away.
On June 10, 2022, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed two House Bills that amend the Illinois Wage Payment & Collections Act, 820 ILCS 115 et. seq. (“Wage Act”), to provide greater protection for individuals working in the construction trades against wage theft in a defined class of projects. Pursuant to this new law, every general […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Kim Altsuler, chair of the firm’s residential and multi-family practice and co-chair of the firm’s diversity & inclusion committee, has been named Co-Managing Partner of the firm’s Houston office. Kim shares the role with Matt Moore. Matt has also been named Managing Partner of the […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that eight attorneys have been named to the 2022 Florida Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists. The following P&A attorneys were named to the Florida Super Lawyers list for 2022: Jerry P. Brodsky Melinda S. Gentile Adam P. Handfinger Stephen H. Reisman Gary M. Stein The […]
This article was written for the ConsensusDocs newsletter and first appeared here During a construction project, it is not uncommon for disputes to arise between a general contractor and a subcontractor. Frequently, these disputes involve claims for extra work and delay damages that can be attributed to the owner of the project due to deficient […]
CE: “Top 50 Law Firms”: Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that it has been ranked first among Construction Executive (CE)’s “The Top 50 Construction Law Firms™.” P&A has held this distinction since 2019, the inaugural year of the publication’s rankings. According to CE, to determine the 2022 ranking the publication invited […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized by Chambers USA at the Band 1 level nationwide in the areas of “Construction Law” and “Government Contracts: Highly Regarded.” P&A stands alone in its distinction of being named a Band 1 firm in “Construction Law” nationally, and has been […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that 17 attorneys have been recognized by Who’s Who Legal (WWL) and are included in the 2022 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Construction. P&A is the only US firm among a top five list of international construction firms, based on the total number of recognized attorneys […]
This article was written for the ConsensusDocs newsletter and first appeared here. There has been much talk in the last several months about OSHA’s intent to establish a national standard to prevent heat-related injury and illness. OSHA’s Region VI, covering the states of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico, has had a regional emphasis […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Kevin J. O’Connor, partner in the firm’s River Edge, New Jersey office, has been named a 2022 NJBIZ Leaders in Law honoree. NJBIZ defines their process as “an open nomination period, followed by a selection of honorees by a panel of independent judges with experience […]
Peckar & Abramson attorneys Adam Handfinger and Brett Moritz of the Miami office and Adrian Bastianelli III of the Washington D.C office have co-authored the article, “Tariffs, a Pandemic and War: Construction Contracts Must Withstand the Unforeseeable.” The article, written for Construction Executive, discusses the impacts of materials shortages and price increases, labor shortages, and breakdowns in the supply chain, […]
P&A attorney Lauren Rayner Davis was quoted in Commercial Observer‘s article, “Construction Industry Confronts Drug Abuse Among Workers,” published on May 10, 2022. This article examines the significant rise in substance issues facing the nation at large and its impacts on the construction workforce. Lauren told Commercial Observer, “one of the most significant challenges is […]
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that seven attorneys joined the firm in the first quarter of 2022 in four of the firm’s 11 offices. Now among the firm’s partners, senior counsel, and associates, these attorneys have strengthened the ranks of P&A’s Boston, Los Angeles, River Edge, and […]
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that four attorneys have been named to the 2022 Washington, DC 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 […]
Richard R. Volack, partner and chair of Peckar & Abramson’s Cyber Security & Data Privacy practice, recently answered The Construction Broadsheet‘s readers’ cybersecurity questions as part of the publication’s “Legal Q&A” feature. The questions included: We are a subcontracting firm working on a large project, and most daily communication is handled via email. One of […]
This article was written for the ConsensusDocs newsletter and first appeared here The “joint employer” doctrine has been used with increasing frequency by the plaintiffs’ bar to broaden the scope of target defendants in discrimination cases beyond those who would be traditionally regarded as the employer. This is true even in the construction industry, which […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Levi W. Barrett, chair of the firm’s contracts, project documentation, and risk management practice, has been named co-managing partner of the firm’s New Jersey office; and Michael C. Zisa, chair of the firm’s surety practice and co-chair of the crisis management team, has been named co-managing partner […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that 17 attorneys have been named to the 2022 Illinois, New Jersey, and Southern California Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists and the 2022 Texas Rising Stars list. According to the publication, the lists are exclusive, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in each jurisdiction as […]
This article was written for the ConsensusDocs newsletter and first appeared here I. The Social Media Dilemma Social media has significantly impacted all facets of society, especially the way people communicate. Its impact and application to the construction industry is no different. TikTok, the video-sharing platform, is one of the world’s most popular platforms today, […]
Lori Ann Lange, beloved sister, friend, colleague, and esteemed attorney at Peckar & Abramson, P.C., passed away suddenly last week at her home. Nearly 35 years ago, Lori began her career and established herself as a force in the government contracts bar. When Lori joined P&A’s Washington, D.C. office at its inception nearly 17 years […]
Christopher Bletsch, a partner in Peckar & Abramson’s New York office, has written “New York State Labor Law Amendments: Expanded Protections for Employees,” an article for the Long Island Contractors’ Association‘s Long Island Road Warriors magazine. Chris discuses two recent amendments to the New York Labor Law that took effect earlier this year that are […]