August 25, 2021
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Jerry P. Brodsky, Partner and Director of the firm’s Latin American Practice, has been elected Chair of the International Division (Division 8) of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Forum on Construction Law. Jerry’s two-year term begins September 1, 2021.
Jerry will lead Division 8 in providing access to a vibrant and collegial network of international construction lawyers and consultants, exchanging best practices on project development and dispute resolution issues alike. Jerry will lead the group from across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and other common law and civil law jurisdictions, which will provide resources to develop a comprehensive understanding of the evolving balance between the trend toward globalization, and the importance of local norms in the construction industry.
Of his new role, Jerry said, “I am honored and excited to lead Division 8, and to serve our exceptional membership.” He continued, “I thank the past Chairpersons for the work they have accomplished, and I look forward to moving the mission of Division 8 forward along with the members of the division.”
“Jerry is highly immersed in the world of international construction law. There is no doubt he will provide thoughtful insight and great leadership to Division 8,” commented firm Chair, Steven M. Charney.
Trilingual in English, Spanish and Portuguese, Jerry is well-known among peers for his expertise with dispute boards across Latin America and in other jurisdictions, and he is actively engaged in training local attorneys throughout the Americas in the use of dispute resolution techniques. An industry leader who is ever engaged in bringing thought leaders together, Jerry is Co-Founding partner of Construlegal, an alliance of law firms specializing in infrastructure and construction law in the Americas.
In 2016, Jerry was appointed by the Rio Olympic Organizing Committee as Manager/Administrator of its Dispute Board Program related to the construction of non-permanent structures and miscellaneous services. He and his team of construction lawyers created and implemented a dispute board program for approximately 35 service agreements for the construction of non-permanent structures and other services for the Olympic Games.
As Director of Peckar & Abramson’s Latin American Practice, Jerry represents international and domestic general contractors, construction managers, sureties and other construction professionals in the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean. In addition, he focuses on the negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation of construction contract claims, construction and design defect claims, insurance claims, surety bond claims and related matters. Jerry’s practice experience also includes mega-projects for transportation and infrastructure, as well as industrial, commercial, and residential engineering and construction projects.
Jerry is certified by the Florida Bar as a Construction Law Specialist. He is ranked in Construction Law by Chambers USA and recognized by Florida Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, and Who’s Who Legal. Jerry received his J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law, and his B.S. from Lehigh University.
The ABA states it is “the largest voluntary association of lawyers in the world.” The Association was “founded in 1878 and is committed to advancing the rule of law across the United States and beyond by providing practical resources for legal professionals, law school accreditation, model ethics codes and more.” The Forum on Construction Law’s mission is to “serve the construction industry through education and leadership while Building the Best Construction Lawyers.” Members of the Forum “represent all segments of the construction industry: owners, design professionals, general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, suppliers, insurers and sureties.” Learn more about the ABA and the Forum on Construction Law here.
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 www.pecklaw.com.Back to P&A News