Published Date:

October 26, 2021

National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Neal Sklar has been appointed General Counsel and Chair of the Governance Committee on the Executive Board of Directors for the Latin Builders Association (LBA). The LBA states that it is “the largest Hispanic construction association in the United States.” Neal’s two-year term began on October 12, 2021 and follows four years of service on its general board of directors.

Of his new role Neal said, “I am honored and eager to serve in this integral role on the LBA’s executive board alongside top construction professionals and other executives as we serve our exceptional membership.” He continued, “The LBA prides itself on being a leader in the community and is committed to leading businesses on the path to success. I look forward to helping support the mission of the LBA and, by doing so, the construction industry as a whole”.

“Neal has devoted a substantial amount of time over the past several years to the Latin Builders Association and I am delighted the LBA and its members recognize the value he has brought and will continue to bring to the Association. Neal’s skills as a construction lawyer along with his passion for the LBA and its members will no doubt put him in a position to help advance the Association’s goals and objectives”. Said Gary Stein, Co-Managing Partner of P&A’s Miami office.

About the Latin Builders Association (LBA)

Established in 1971, The Latin Builders Association® (LBA) is the largest Hispanic construction association in the United States. The association, a nonprofit organization that encompasses a vast array of individuals and companies related to South Florida’s vibrant construction industry, embodies the interests of builders, developers, contractors, architects, engineers, lawyers, electricians, real estate agents, tradesmen, and many more.

About Neal Sklar

Neal Sklar’s primary area of practice is focused on the representation of 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. Mr. Sklar’s services include the preparation and negotiation of construction contracts as well as the negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation of construction contract disputes, construction lien claims, construction-defect claims, design-defect claims, bond claims, insurance claims and related matters. A substantial portion of Mr. Sklar’s practice involves providing on-site counsel and day-to-day guidance to clients on small, midsize and some of the nation’s largest construction projects. Mr. Sklar’s practice is unique in that he employs alternative dispute resolution procedures whenever possible to solve problems and resolve disputes before crises occur. Through regularly scheduled meetings with project management staff, Mr. Sklar identifies potential pitfalls, helps maintain contractual compliance, assists in statutory/regulatory compliance issues, and recommends methods to solve problems and avoid risk. He advises clients in litigation and transactional matters providing sound business advice and legal strategies calculated to advance their goals in a tactical manner. When litigation is required, Mr. Sklar vigorously represents his clients in assorted litigation proceedings.

Mr. Sklar has successfully handled a wide range of matters before state courts, federal courts, arbitration tribunals, mediation panels and administrative boards as well as in out-of-court negotiations and appellate arenas.

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. The firm’s website can be found at

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