Peckar & Abramson began representing the power and industrial sector shortly after opening our doors in 1978. Our attorneys now operate from ten different offices throughout the United States, supported by an array of international relationships.
We have successfully represented owners, contractors, construction managers and equipment vendors and suppliers in connection with a vast range of national and international power and industrial projects, including:
This extensive range of experience has provided Peckar & Abramson’s attorneys with a nuanced understanding of the complexities and implications of a wide variety of project delivery methods, including design/build, EPC, EPCM, fixed priced, target price, unit price and cost reimbursable contracts.
The power and industrial industries are experiencing a significant transformation as a result of new regulations, increased competition and evolving attitudes toward acceptable energy sources and new technologies. Now more than ever, industry participants involved in the construction of power and industrial facilities benefit from counsel provided by lawyers with diverse, highly specialized experience who provide effective and efficient advice through the full spectrum of construction issues that arise on power projects.
Power and industrial projects are often long-term undertakings that involve hundreds of millions, if not billions, of dollars, and frequently involve longstanding, important business relationships. Those involved in such major projects maintain and enhance their business relationships by preventing disputes from derailing their mutual goals. Peckar & Abramson understands these goals and how to partner with our clients to achieve them.
Our attorneys are uniquely capable of assisting clients from the earliest stages of a project by formulating and negotiating the critical contracts and ensuring that they are consistent with our clients’ risk and operational profiles. We have extensive experience, as members of operational teams, in providing our clients with real-time risk management guidance for long-term, on-site assignments. We also participate in contract close-outs to help ensure that they are smooth and final.
When necessary, we are vigorous advocates in arbitrations and in litigation. While we have a deep bench of attorneys who can provide the requisite resources for even the most complex cases, we staff only as needed to meet the demands of the case and our partners remain directly involved in finding efficient and effective solutions to the most challenging legal issues. We also regularly represent clients before Dispute Review Boards and in mediations to facilitate client-controlled resolutions.
Peckar & Abramson represents its Power & Facilities clients in:
Whether a client needs assistance in structuring a business deal, single-issue guidance, short-term advice, a seconded attorney for the project’s term, or a sophisticated, zealous advocate, the Power of P&A achieves Results First℠
Now more than ever, industry participants require lawyers with diverse experience and specialized expertise to provide effective and efficient counsel through the full spectrum of construction and regulatory issues that arise with power production, oil and gas and petrochemical projects.
If New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo decides to sign the current version of this bill, S2766-C, into law, the law will take effect within 120 days and it will make all contractors on private projects strictly liable for unpaid wage claims (including benefits) by employees of subcontractors at every tier. The new law would […]
Kim Altsuler, a partner in Peckar & Abramson’s Houston office, and Gregory H. Chertoff, co-managing partner of the firm’s New York office, have co-authored the article, “Mold—It’s Still Growing! Understanding, Preventing and Responding to Mold in Construction and Renovation” with Chip D’Angelo and Chris Spicer of Gallagher Bassett. The article, written for Construction Executive, discusses […]
Kevin J. O’Connor, Chair of Peckar & Abramson’s Labor and Employment practice, and Associate Lauren Rayner Davis, were quoted in a sidebar in Construction Executive’s article, “The Top 50 Construction Law Firms™: Forging a Contract for a COVID-Exit World.” The sidebar discusses the question, “Can Contractors Mandate Employers to Provide Proof of Vaccination Against COVID-19?” […]
Melissa Salsano, Senior Counsel in Peckar & Abramson’s New York office, and Steven M. Charney, Chair of the firm, have written “It’s a New World in 2021 – The Ongoing Rebalancing of Efficiencies, Risk Management and Dispute Resolution,” an article featured in Construction Executive (CE)’s “The Top 50 Construction Law Firms™” issue, in which Peckar & […]
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Melinda (“Mindy”) S. Gentile, Partner and Chair of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, has been shortlisted for Outstanding Contribution at the Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards: North America 2021. According to Chambers, the awards “celebrate the fantastic achievements of firms […]
National construction law firm 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 been named in the first position since 2019, the inaugural year of the publication’s rankings. According to CE, to determine the 2021 ranking, the publication invited […]
Freddy Muñoz, Senior Counsel in Peckar & Abramson’s Miami office, was quoted in the Daily Business Review/Law.com article, “Will Zoom Glitches Open the Door for New Deposition Technology for Litigators?” published on June 2, 2021. Freddy discusses the difference between being face-to-face and remote with witnesses, judges and jury. He also discusses how he believes […]
Richard L. Abramson, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and Co-Founding Partner of national construction law firm, Peckar & Abramson, P.C., passed away suddenly on Saturday, May 29, 2021. The lawyers and staff of P&A, many of whom had the pleasure of knowing, working with, and being mentored by Rich, were deeply saddened following the news. The […]
J.D. Holzheauser, a Senior Associate in P&A’s Austin office, has written “Texas Construction Contracts: Frequently Asked Questions,” an article for Austin Construction News. J.D. provides answers to some commonly asked contract questions, with contractors in mind. The article can be read on page 8 here.
After several recent failed attempts to amend Chapter 53 of the Texas Property Code (the “Texas Mechanic’s Lien Statute”), it appears that long awaited relief may, at least in part, be on the horizon for subcontractors in Texas. Additionally, architects, engineers, and surveyors also appear to be significant benefactors of House Bill 2237 (“HB 2237”). […]
The Texas Legislature has just sent Senate Bill 219 (“S.B. 219”) to the Governor for signature; if this legislation is signed by the Governor, it will further erode the Texas legal doctrine that makes the contractor the warrantor of owner-furnished plans and specifications unless the prime contract specifically places this burden on the owner. Background […]
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that the firm has again been shortlisted for the Construction Law Firm of the Year award at the Chambers USA Awards 2021. According to Chambers, the awards “recognize a law firm’s pre-eminence in key jurisdictions in the country” and “reflect achievements over […]
Michael A. Branca, managing partner of Peckar & Abramson’s Washington, DC office, was quoted in Construction Dive‘s article, “The Dotted Line: The difference between public and private projects when it comes to resolving payment issues,” published on May 25, 2021. The article discusses the different approaches contractors need to take when it comes to resolving […]
What is the HERO Act? On May 5, 2021, Governor Cuomo signed the New York Health and Essential Rights Act (“HERO Act”) (S. 1034B) into law. It is the first legislation in the country mandating permanent health and safety standards to reduce workplace transmission and community spread of airborne infectious diseases. While the law was […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized by Chambers USA in the areas of Construction Law and Government Contracts: Highly Regarded at the Band 1 level Nationwide, the highest level. P&A stands alone in its distinction of being named a Band 1 firm in Construction Law nationally […]
The Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021 (PRO Act), passed by the United States House of Representatives on March 2, 2021, has made its way to the United States Senate. Enactment of the PRO Act would bring about the most significant changes to labor law in the United States since the National Labor […]
Thomas R. Treviño, an Associate in P&A’s Austin office, has written “Construction Contract Setoffs and the Texas Construction Trust Fund Act,” an article for Austin Construction News. Thomas provides an overview of contractual setoff provisions, the Construction Trust Fund Act, and the inherent conflict between the two. The article can be read on page 8 […]
Steven M. Charney, chairman of of Peckar & Abramson, was quoted in Law360‘s article, “Private Sector Could Help Fund $2T Infrastructure Bill,” published on May 7, 2021. The article discusses how Washington could look to the private sector in the form of public-private-partnerships, or P3s, to help fund President Biden’s roughly $2 trillion infrastructure bill. […]
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that firm Chairman, Steven M. Charney, and Senior Counsel, Michael Schewe, have been appointed to Law360 2021 Editorial Advisory Boards. They have been named to the Construction and Immigration Editorial Boards, respectively. Members of the editorial advisory boards provide feedback on Law360’s […]
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that three attorneys have been named to the 2021 Washington, DC Super Lawyers® list. According to the publication, the list is exclusive, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in each jurisdiction as Super Lawyers. The following P&A attorneys were named […]