National Construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Bruce D. Meller, partner in the firm’s New Jersey office, and Nathan A. Cohen, partner in P&A’s Los Angeles office, have been awarded 2021 Lexology Client Choice Awards in the area of Construction. This is the second consecutive year that the organization has selected Bruce Meller for this exceptional honor. In addition, both Bruce and Nathan are the sole recipients in this category for their respective states of New York and California for 2021.
“Bruce is a true leader in the industry, with years of experience zealously advocating for our construction clients and serving as a trusted legal and business advisor to many across the industry,” said Steven M. Charney, Chair of the firm. “Receiving this award again, for the second year in a row, only further demonstrates Bruce’s extraordinary capabilities and his commitment to our clients, the firm, and the profession.”
Founding Partner Robert S. Peckar went on to say, “I have been practicing with Bruce for decades. His collegiality, consistent performance, and dedication to excellence are unmatched. He is a first-rate lawyer and excellent representative of the firm, and he is certainly deserving of this honor.”
On Nathan A. Cohen, firm Chair Steven M. Charney commented, “Nate is an emerging leader in the firm and is guiding the firm’s infrastructure and public-private partnership (P3) efforts. His diverse experience assisting clients in all phases of the construction process is greatly respected both in California and nationwide, and we are delighted that he has been recognized with this honor.”
About Bruce D. Meller
Bruce is an accomplished attorney and active participant in the construction bar and industry. He has represented contractors throughout the United States on virtually every type of construction project, including high-rise buildings, shopping malls, museums, wastewater treatment and power plants, hospitals, garages, institutional buildings, stadiums, highways, bridges, tunnels, and light rail systems.
Bruce has been described by Who’s Who Legal as an attorney handling “high-pressure, high-stakes cases with class and composure,” resulting in multimillion-dollar verdicts for his clients, and dozens of published decisions. In addition to his trial success, Bruce has negotiated many complex contractual relationships and drafted standard forms of agreement, some of which were adopted and now used on a national basis.
Bruce has received many accolades including Chambers USA Band 1 ranking in Construction Law; Best Lawyers in America for Construction Law and Construction Litigation; New Jersey and New York Super Lawyers for Construction Litigation; Legal 500 United States Leading Lawyer in Construction; and a Martindale-Hubbell “AV Preeminent” rating.
About Nathan A. Cohen
Nathan focuses his practice on construction and infrastructure law, commercial litigation, corporate compliance, and internal investigations. Nathan frequently acts as outside general counsel to his clients, overseeing a broad array of matters, and provides numerous firm clients with risk management and compliance advice. His diverse construction experience includes assisting clients in all phases of the construction process including but not limited to claims, litigation contract negotiation and serving as project counsel.
In 2021, Nathan completed FIDIC Certified Course Module 2: Claims and Disputes Resolution. He is a frequently sought-after speaker and lecturer on issues related to construction and infrastructure projects.
About the Client Choice Award
The Client Choice Award is granted by the International Law Office and Lexology. Regarding the Award, they state that “The Client Choice Award honors partners around the world who stand apart for their outstanding commitment to client service.” They add that this year’s awards “are a result of more than 2,500 nominations from corporate counsel; law firms and attorneys cannot self-nominate or lobby to be added to the list.” Additionally, they report that a group of researchers then evaluate client service and the ability to add real value to a client’s business among other factors in determining the annual award winners.”
About Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. maintains offices in New York City, New Jersey, Washington D.C., Boston, 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.