April 1, 2021
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that the 2021 South Florida Legal Guide has named P&A a Top Law Firm in South Florida and has honored the following nine attorneys for their individual successes and accomplishments:
Up & Comers
Miami co-managing partner Adam Handfinger stated, “P&A is committed to delivering best-in-class legal services for our clients and to our engagement and service to the construction industry, here in Miami and across the State. We are proud to be named a Top Law Firm in South Florida once again, which is a direct reflection of our dedicated and talented attorneys and staff.”
Gary Stein, Co-Managing partner of P&A’s Miami office, added “The recognition our attorneys have received from South Florida Legal Guide reflects the knowledge and experience they possess, and their unwavering commitment to our clients.”
About South Florida Legal Guide
The South Florida Legal Guide is an annual publication which states that it lists “the top lawyers and law firms in South Florida, in both private and governmental practice. Selections to the top listings are based entirely on peer nominations. Nominations are then reviewed by the editorial department and an attorney’s standing with the Florida Bar, accomplishments, and other factors that may attest to his or her credentials are taken into consideration.”
About the Honorees
Jerry P. Brodsky is a partner and director of the firm’s Latin American practice, is trilingual (English/Spanish/Portuguese) and certified by the Florida Bar as a Construction Law Specialist. Many of Jerry’s matters involve multi-cultural domestic or cross-border transactions and disputes. His practice includes the representation of international and domestic general contractors, construction managers, sureties and other construction professionals in the United States and throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, in the preparation of contract documents, negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation of construction contract claims, construction and design defect claims, insurance claims, surety bond claims and related matters. Jerry holds a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law, summa cum laude, and a B.S. from Lehigh University.
Stefan Chin is a partner certified by the Florida Bar as a Construction Law Specialist. He focuses on construction and other commercial litigation matters including the representation of contractors, owners, other construction professionals, and sureties in litigation, arbitration, mediation, and dispute resolution board proceedings for construction and design-defect claims, contract claims, construction lien claims, delay and impact claims, bond claims, insurance claims, and related matters. He holds a J.D. from Emory University School of Law and a B.A. with honors from the University of Miami.
Warren E. Friedman, a partner, has worked on some of the most significant development and construction projects in Florida. His clients include contractors, construction managers, owners, developers, and private equity investors. He is Board Certified in Construction Law by The Florida Bar and has extensive experience with licensure issues, surety relations, negotiating and drafting various contract documents, regulatory compliance, and counseling clients through project administration. Warren is active in the construction industry and is a frequent author and speaker on current industry related issues and trends. He holds a J.D. from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center and a B.A. from Emory University.
Melinda S. Gentile is a partner focusing on construction litigation and dispute resolution practices and serves as Chair of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. Leveraging her more than 35 years’ experience as a construction lawyer and commercial litigator, she has been certified by the Florida Bar as a Construction Law Specialist and is a highly qualified Construction Arbitrator, Mediator, Neutral Evaluator, Dispute Board Member, Special Master, Fee Expert, and Private Resolution Judge. Mindy holds a J.D. from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, an M.S. from Florida International University and a B.A. from Avila University.
Adam P. Handfinger is co-managing partner of the firm’s Miami office. He is certified by the Florida Bar as a Construction Law Specialist and focuses his practice on construction law and commercial litigation matters, representing construction professionals in issues relating to construction defects, contract negotiation, project management, payment, bond claims, and the project closeout process, as well as the litigation of disputes. He holds a J.D. from Emory University School of Law, an M.B.A. from Emory University Goizueta School of Business, and a B.S. with highest honors from the University of Florida.
Freddy X. Muñoz, Senior Counsel, handles a wide variety of construction and commercial litigation matters on behalf of his clients. His practice primarily includes the representation of contractors, developers, and other construction professionals in litigation disputes stemming from contract, design, delay, defect, and insurance related matters, as well as creditors and business owners in commercial disputes. Fluent in both Spanish and English, Freddy provides counsel to a range of U.S. and international clients throughout the construction and business communities. Prior to entering the legal field, he led a successful career as a Certified Public Accountant and Senior Risk Consultant for a leading international consulting firm. Freddy earned his J.D. from University of Florida Levin College of Law and his B.S. in Accounting from University of Central Florida.
Stephen H. Reisman, Vice Chairman and General Counsel of P&A, is Florida Board Certified in Construction Law and represents general contractors, construction managers, and other industry professionals in construction litigation, arbitration, and mediation, as well as in the negotiation and preparation of construction contracts. He also assists with project administration on construction projects to identify and achieve early resolution of potential conflicts and disputes. Steve holds a J.D. from University of Miami School of Law and a B.A. from Emory University.
Neal I. Sklar is a partner who represents general contractors, construction managers and infrastructure contractors in a variety of construction related matters. These matters include providing counsel on state and federal government projects as well as Public Private Partnerships (P3s) involving transportation, commercial, heavy and social infrastructure, energy and multifamily residential projects. Neal is a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America. He holds a J.D. from Nova University Shepard Broad Law Center and a B.A. from the University of Miami.
Gary M. Stein is co-managing partner of the firm’s Miami office. He also currently serves as general counsel for the South Florida Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America (South Florida AGC). Gary’s primary area of practice is construction law and he is certified by the Florida Bar as a Construction Law Specialist. His practice includes the representation of general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, owner/developers and other construction professionals. Gary holds a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law and a B.A. from the University of Florida.
About Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. maintains offices in New York City, New Jersey, Washington D.C., Miami, Chicago, Oakland, Los Angeles, Austin, Houston and Dallas, and has affiliations with global firms in Latin America (through its founding membership in CONSTRULEGAL) and across Europe (through its founding membership in Leading Construction Lawyers International Alliance). In addition to its core construction practice, the firm has affiliated practice groups who counsel contractors on labor and employment matters, corporate and regulatory compliance issues including D/M/WBE compliance and general corporate and real estate matters.