June 16, 2021
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Nicholas J. Zaita has joined the firm’s New Jersey office as Partner. In addition, K. Greer Kuras and Anthony Melon have joined the firm’s New York office as Associates, and Kellie Ros has joined the firm’s Houston, Texas office as an Associate. The arrival of these attorneys marks the further growth of P&A’s construction practice.
Firm Chair, Steven M. Charney, welcomed the four attorneys to Peckar & Abramson, saying, “The additions of Nick, Greer, Anthony, and Kellie further demonstrate the firm’s commitment to the construction and infrastructure industry.” He continued, “These talented lawyers offer the top-tier client service expected from P&A.”
Of Partner Nick Zaita, Steve added, “Nick is a steadfast construction lawyer and litigator, and an ideal addition to our team in New Jersey. His comprehensive understanding of the construction landscape combined with his reputation for superior legal acumen and personal commitment to his clients will add even more breadth and value to P&A’s capabilities.”
Nicholas Zaita is a highly proficient, sought-after litigator representing top heavy-highway construction contractors, as well as specialty subcontractors and engineering firms, in state and federal courts in New York and New Jersey. Nick consistently puts clients’ interests first, helping them achieve successful results, whether through private mediation, arbitration, or in trial. Having a well-earned reputation as a trusted advisor, he also serves as corporate counsel for many clients, providing legal guidance on contract drafting and negotiations, employment policies, and insurance coverage. In 2018, Nick was appointed to serve on the New Jersey Supreme Court Fee Arbitration Committee as a panel chair for the Bergen County District Fee Arbitration Committee. He received his J.D. from New York Law School, his M.S. from the University of the Florida, and his B.S. from the University of Tampa.
Greer Kuras represents contractors, construction managers, and other industry professionals in a wide range of construction-related litigation matters. Her commercial litigation experience includes representing companies in complex breach, default, fraud, and corporate organization cases in federal, state, and appellate courts. Greer strategically resolves disputes as efficiently and effectively as possible for clients. She earned her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center and her B.A., cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame.
Anthony Melon has significant experience in construction litigation and has effectively represented clients in construction and engineering defect cases, breach of contract disputes, and a variety of related matters within the construction industry. In addition, he has assisted clients in the areas of contract negotiations, shareholder disputes, regulatory compliance, and government contracts. Whether it be in litigation or contract negotiation, Anthony understands that a successful outcome requires immersion in details and creative problem solving. He received his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School and his B.A. from Rutgers University.
Kellie Ros focuses her practice on construction litigation and dispute resolution. Having “grown up” in construction, she has a keen understanding of the industry and a pragmatic approach to resolving problems. Before graduating from law school, Kellie served as a summer associate at P&A. She received her J.D., cum laude, from the South Texas College of Law Houston and her B.S. from Clemson University.
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. The firm’s website can be found at www.pecklaw.com.Back to P&A News