Firm Wins Top Construction Law Award for Unprecedented Second Consecutive Year
NEW YORK—June 19th, 2014 –Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Chambers & Partners has selected the firm as the nation’s top construction law firm for the second consecutive year and for the third time in the twelve- year history of Chambers USA. This marks the first time that Chambers has awarded a construction law firm this recognition three separate times, and the first time that the same firm has received the award two years in a row, demonstrating P&A’s indisputable standing as the nation’s foremost construction law practice. Peckar & Abramson was honored with this award at the ninth annual Chambers USA Awards for Excellence, hosted on May 22, 2014 in New York City.
Excelling Above All Others
According to Chambers, the awards shine a spotlight on the firms and individuals that have excelled above all others in the United States legal market from 2013- 2014. Honored firms maintain preeminence in key practice areas, and have accomplished notable successes over the past year, including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service. Peckar & Abramson is widely recognized as a leading construction law firm that has served the construction industry for over 35 years. The firm has achieved national recognition for its successes in representing members of the construction industry, both domestically and internationally. P&A represents many of the industry’s most successful contractors and construction professionals, and serves as counsel to multiple industry organizations.
Substantial Expertise and Enviable Track Record
Chambers & Partners hailed Peckar & Abramson’s expertise and widespread influence, recently announcing that the firm “has a superb reputation across the USA for the high quality of its representation of leading construction managers and general contractors on a broad array of legal matters. The firm has continued to impress with its expertise on disputes, regulatory and compliance matters. Peckar & Abramson has substantial expertise and an enviable track record advising clients on policy issues and government contracts.”
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Most Outstanding Boutique Firm in the Country
For the 12th straight year, Chambers USA ranked the firm highly among a list of elite national and regional construction law firms, praising it as “one of the more outstanding boutique firms in the country.” The publication also noted that when it comes to clients, P&A attorneys “are very responsive – they get answers quickly.” While affirming that P&A has “an impressive team in offices across the country,” Chambers USA singled out the New York, Florida, Washington, D.C. and California offices as leading practices within their respective cities. Chambers USA recognized a number of Peckar & Abramson attorneys as some of the nation’s leading construction lawyers, commenting as follows:
- Adrian L. Bastianelli III – “the dean of construction in DC,” “a stalwart of the industry” and “cool, calm and collected.”
- Michael A. Branca – “has a very good head on his shoulders for managing large and complex trial litigation.”
- Todd N. Bressler – “is very good at seeing the big picture, and very good at strategy.”
- Steven M. Charney – “incredibly knowledgeable” and “exceedingly effective.”
- Gregory H. Chertoff – “very knowledgeable” and takes a “very practical approach.”
- Melinda S. Gentile – “very easy to deal with and very professional.”
- John D. Hanover – “has extensive experience in construction litigation.”
- Bruce D. Meller – “a respected presence on high- value and complex matters.”
- Robert S. Peckar – “very personable” and “extremely bright,” “understands the industry” and is a “compellingly skilled lawyer.”
- Stephen H. Reisman – “very practical and results- oriented practitioner.”
- Howard M. Rosen – “praised by sources for his impressive handling of complex disputes. He is a frequent choice to represent clients in construction litigation and arbitration matters.”
- Stephen M. Seeger – “A very capable litigator,” “knows construction law, he evaluates and solves his clients problems and if it can’t be solved he is prepared to go to trial. He will represent the client zealously but will do the right thing by them.”
- Gary M. Stein – “well regarded for his broad expertise, working on residential, municipal and commercial matters and representing construction professionals.”
The U. K. based international publisher Chambers and Partners based its report on in- depth interviews with 7,000 leading private practice attorneys and key in- house counsel. A team of 40 full- time researchers conducted the survey over an eight- month period, with law firms and attorneys chosen strictly on merit alone.