Power & Industrial Facilities/EPC

The Power of P&A

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.

Experience

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:

    • Nuclear
    • Fossil
    • LNG
    • Hydro-electric
    • Manufacturing
    • Industrial fabrication
    • Cogeneration facilities
    • Waste water treatment facilities
    • Bio-fuel
    • Solar power facilities
    • Pipelines
    • Distribution systems
    • Infrastructure projects

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.

Industry Changes

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.

Client-Lawyer Partnership

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.

Dispute Resolution with a Focus on Results First

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.

P&A Empowers its Clients

Peckar & Abramson represents its Power & Facilities clients in:

  • Drafting, negotiating and assessing risks in prime contracts, subcontracts, joint venture, consortium and other related agreements
  • Managing the commercial administration of ongoing projects
  • Interacting with joint venture or consortium partners
  • Providing claim-avoidance services
  • Developing affirmative claims for successful resolution
  • Asserting and defending claims in every aspect of the dispute resolution process

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.

MICHAEL A. BRANCA
Partner
Washington, DC
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