Chambers & Partners USA Names Peckar & Abramson, PC to Band 1 Level Nationwide in Construction Law; 19 P&A Lawyers Recognized as Leading Attorneys

Published Date:

April 23, 2020

Peckar & Abramson, PC (P&A) is pleased to announce that the firm has again been recognized by Chambers & Partners USA in the area of Construction Law 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 each year for the 18 consecutive years that Chambers has awarded this recognition.

Each of P&A’s offices in New York, New Jersey, Washington, DC, Texas, and Florida were ranked Band 1 in Construction Law, and the Firm’s California office was also highly ranked.

Additionally, 19 of P&A’s construction lawyers were named as leading construction lawyers in their respective jurisdictions – more than any other construction law practice in the country.

Peckar & Abramson has achieved national recognition for its successes in representing members of the construction industry, both domestically and internationally, as demonstrated by its consistent Chambers USA rankings. “The firm has a steadfast commitment to exemplary client service, to exceeding our clients’ expectations, and to serving the construction industry as a whole,” said P&A Chairman, Steven M. Charney.  “Our Chambers rankings are a direct reflection of this commitment.”

Mr. Charney was listed by Chambers this year in the coveted National Band 1, recognizing his national reputation.  P&A co-founder, Robert S. Peckar, noted, “Steve Charney, our firm Chairman since 2008 and my successor in this role in our firm, was moved into Chambers’ Band 1 Nationally this year, a recognition achieved by very few construction attorneys in the United States.” He continued, “It’s extremely well-deserved for his commitment and service to the industry and the profession, and his decades of experience in litigating for and providing legal counsel to contractors.”

Market commentary included in the 2020 Chambers review of the firm hailed Peckar & Abramson as “the go-to firm for contractors” and clients said, “they are responsive, timely and do an excellent job in a cost-effective manner.”

Peckar & Abramson’s extensive national capabilities were highlighted, and its New York, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., Florida, Texas and California offices were recognized in the following bands:

• Construction Law: Nationwide – Band 1
• Construction Law: New York – Band 1
• Construction Law: New Jersey – Band 1
• Construction Law: District of Columbia – Band 1
• Construction Law: Florida – Band 1
• Construction Law: Texas – Band 1
• Construction Law: California – Band 4

19 Peckar & Abramson attorneys listed below were also recognized by Chambers USA as leading construction lawyers in the nation.

Construction – National

Steven M. Charney – Band 1 – “a national name in the construction industry”
Robert S. Peckar – Senior Statespeople – “one of the preeminent construction lawyers in the US”

Construction – New York

Steven M. Charney – Band 1 – “very, very knowledgeable construction attorney with a lot of business savvy”
Gregory H. Chertoff – Band 2 – “extremely professional, he prepares well, does a thorough analysis, presents us with alternatives and makes recommendations”
Paul Monte – Band 2 – “knowledgeable, experienced and collegial”
Howard M. Rosen – Band 3 – “he is skilled and knows the business side”
Robert S. Peckar – Senior Statespeople – “practical, business-oriented and congenial to work with”

Construction – New Jersey

Bruce D. Meller – Band 1 – “a brilliant construction litigator”
Patrick J. Greene, Jr. – Band 2 – a “premier lawyer in connection with construction liens”
Charles F. Kenny – Band 2 – “a very good construction lawyer”

Construction – Washington, D.C.

Adrian L. Bastianelli, III (Construction Mediator) – Band 1 – “one of the top construction lawyers in the country”
Michael A. Branca – Band 2 – a “go-to lawyer for government contract cases, where he is as knowledgeable as anyone in the country”

Construction – Florida

Stephen H. Reisman – Band 1 – an “excellent adviser”
Melinda S. Gentile – Band 2 – “has a very positive attitude and is available at any time to discuss strategy or issues”
Gary M. Stein – Band 3 – “very knowledgeable and a great trial lawyer”
Jerry P. Brodsky – Band 4 – “a very knowledgeable Florida construction lawyer, who is very familiar with the courts”
Adam P. Handfinger – Band 5 – “an excellent technical construction lawyer”

Construction – Texas

Jeffrey A. Ford – Band 1 – “sought out for his knowledge of construction defect claims”
George C. Baldwin – Band 2 – noted for his experience as an arbitrator and mediator”
Curtis W. Martin – Band 3 – a “skilled and extremely bright lawyer”

Construction – California

Alex R. Baghdassarian – Band 4 – “smart and pleasant to deal with”

About Chambers & Partners

Chambers and Partners reports that it has dedicated the last 30 years to researching and ranking the best lawyers worldwide. In that time, Chambers reports that their reputation for thoroughness and independence has attracted a client audience of notable size. Chambers adds that the key to the success of their legal directories and the validity of their awards is the in-depth, unbiased research conducted by our team of highly qualified and experienced researchers.

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), London, China and India. 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.

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