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 and individuals who are furthering the advancement of diversity and inclusion across the USA and Canada.” The awards ceremony will be held virtually June 17.
Mindy’s recognition by Chambers in this regard is particularly significant, because the short list is drawn from all law firms, and not limited only to Construction Law.
Firm Chair, Steven M. Charney, commented, “Mindy is not only passionate about diversity and inclusion at Peckar & Abramson, but for the construction industry and as a whole.” He continued, “I am proud to say that Mindy has been my primary partner in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion, within our firm and extending to the construction industry at large. She works tirelessly, chairing our 10-office D&I committee of existing and emerging firm leaders as they build on P&A’s solid culture to create an even stronger future. From its start nearly 20 years ago, she has led the largest conference focused on women in the construction industry, now drawing over 1,000 attendees annually. Recognition for her continued contributions and this honor is well deserved.”
About Melinda Gentile
Melinda “Mindy” S. Gentile is a partner in P&A’s Construction & Infrastructure and Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution practices, and serves as Chair of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. An outstanding litigator, with more than 35 years’ experience as a construction lawyer, Mindy remains a “go to” choice for the most challenging disputes. Known for her insightful and practical approach, she brings creative and visionary problem-solving skills to each engagement. She is also a highly qualified Construction Arbitrator and Mediator.
Mindy serves as Co-Chair of the annual Groundbreaking Women in Construction conference and a sought-after author on D&I topics. She has received numerous accolades including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar; Best Lawyers for Construction; Florida Super Lawyers for Construction Litigation; Chambers USA Band 2 Ranking in Construction Law and a Martindale-Hubbell “AV Preeminent” rating. She was also named a Martindale-Hubbell Woman Leader in the Law for 2021 and 2020. Mindy received her J.D. from Nova Southeastern University, her M.S. from Florida International University, and her B.A. from Avila University.
Chambers states they are “an independent research company operating across 200 jurisdictions delivering detailed rankings and insight into the world’s leading lawyers.” They “conducts tens of thousands of interviews a year with in-house counsel and third-party experts, such as barristers and accountants, delivering detailed insight into providers of legal services.” In addition to their rankings, the “Chambers team has conducted in-depth research and hosted numerous diversity seminars across the USA which include events and awards in both New York and Miami.” Learn more about Chambers and view their rankings at chambers.com.
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.