Michael C. Zisa, a partner with the national construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A), has been selected as a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA). The CLSA describes itself as is an invitation-only international honorary association with membership limited to 1,200 practicing Fellows focusing in construction law and related fields. According to CLSA, lawyers are selected and invited into Fellowship after being evaluated for effectiveness and accomplishment in construction law, along with ethical reputation.
P&A Chairman, Steven M. Charney commented, “We congratulate Mike on this prestigious honor. He is an outstanding construction lawyer and a well-respected leader within the firm, who possesses a deep commitment to our clients and the construction industry more broadly.”
P&A is proud to have the following eight attorneys recognized as Fellows of CLSA, one of the largest numbers of Fellows within a single firm:
About Michael C. Zisa
Mike represents general contractors, sureties, subcontractors and owners in litigation before federal and state courts in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia, as well as various contract appeals boards and in alternative dispute resolution forums. Although well-versed in the litigation process, Mike regularly assists and counsels clients to avoid litigation when possible through planning and preemptive actions including contract review and negotiation, contract administration assistance and claim analysis and development. Mike also serves as Chair of P&A’s Surety and Construction Related Insurance Defense Practice.
Mike assists construction clients on public and private projects ranging from prosecution and defense of breach of contract and request for equitable adjustment claims to payment bond, performance bond and mechanic’s lien claims. His work for surety clients includes analysis and defense of payment bond and performance bond claims, negotiation and administration of takeover arrangements and prosecution of subrogation and indemnity actions. Mike has been named to the Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers list since 2014 and is a member of the National Association of Surety Bond Producers Attorney Advisory Council. He received his J.D. from Seton Hall University, School of Law, and his B.A. from Susquehanna University. Mike and his wife are the proud parents of three wonderful children, and he spends his free time coaching youth sports.
About the Construction Lawyers Society of America
The CLSA describes itself as an invitation-only international honorary association composed of preeminent lawyers specializing in construction law and related fields. According to the CLSA, the composition of the society is aggressively diverse, with recognition of excellence across all practices relating to construction law, nationally and internationally. The CLSA states its purpose is to recognize deserving, experienced, and highly qualified lawyers, to provide an outlet for scholarly authorship of legal articles on construction practice, to provide additional sources for professional development, to promote superior advocacy and ethical standards in the practice of law, to assist in community involvement by its membership, and to advance a superior judiciary, and body of distinguished neutrals, by taking relevant positions on issues or legislation affecting judicial compensation and/or benefits, as well as those affecting the American litigation processes.
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), London, China and India. 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.