Peckar & Abramson Partner Gerard Onorata Named a 2021 NJBiz Leaders in Law Honoree

Published Date:

April 26, 2021

National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Gerard J. Onorata, a Partner in the firm’s River Edge, New Jersey office, has been named a 2021 NJBiz Leaders in Law honoree.

NJBiz defines their process as including “an open nomination period, followed by selection of honorees by a panel of independent judges with experience in the justice system.” According to the publication, “the selections were based on legal professionals – lawyers and general counsels – whose dedication to their occupation and to their communities is outstanding.” A virtual event showcasing the honorees will be presented on May 13 at 8:30 a.m.

Firm Chairman, Steven M. Charney, commented, “Gerry is highly regarded by his peers and clients. Having been with the firm for almost 30 years, his depth of knowledge and dedication to the firm and the construction industry as a whole, has no bounds.” He continued, “In addition, Gerry is an exceptional mentor within the firm and contributes to his community through board service. He is certainly deserving of this recognition from NJBiz and we are proud to have Gerry as a partner at P&A.”

About Gerard Onorata

Gerard J. Onorata, a Partner in the firm’s Construction Litigation practice, joined P&A as an Associate over 29 years ago and since then, has built a reputation as being a well-known “go-to” litigator for clients in both New Jersey and New York. Gerard handles all aspects of construction disputes from public bid protests to arbitrations and trials in both state and federal court. He has received numerous successful awards and decisions in litigations and arbitrations, and has several published decisions—some regarding particularly novel legal issues, such as an ERISA pre-emption of the New York mechanics lien law.

Gerard is a frequent author and presenter on construction law topics and has been recognized by New Jersey Super LawyersNew York-Metro Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers for his prominence in construction law. In 2019, he was named by Best Lawyers as the 2019 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation – Construction (Hackensack, NJ). Gerard received his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and his B.A. from University of New Haven.

About NJBiz

Founded in 1987, NJBiz states it is “New Jersey’s leading business journal.” The publication “produces a weekly print edition with a circulation of more than 15,000 copies” and provides “24/7 business news coverage through its website and multiple daily e-newsletters.” The publication also reports that it is “also well-known throughout the state for its events honoring New Jersey’s top business professionals.” Learn more about NJBiz at

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) 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.

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