Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Bruce D. Meller, partner in P&A’s New Jersey office, and Nathan A. Cohen, partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office, have been awarded 2022 Lexology Client Choice Awards in the area of construction. This is the third consecutive year that the organization has selected Bruce, and the second year Nate has been selected for this exceptional honor. Additionally, they are the sole recipients in this category for their respective states of New York and California.
“Bruce’s extensive years of experience in construction law, coupled with his tenacious attitude towards achieving impactful results, has solidified his reputation as a first-rate lawyer across the industry,” said Steven M. Charney, Chair of P&A. “Receiving this award for the third year in a row demonstrates Bruce’s remarkable endurance to collaborate, perform, and generate successful outcomes for our clients and the P&A team.”
Steve continued, “Nate is an emerging leader at P&A, with remarkable talent and a deep commitment to our client’s needs. His experience and dedication to construction law have been recognized from California to the east coast, and we are thrilled to congratulate him on this recognition.”
About Bruce D. Meller
Bruce is an accomplished attorney and active participant in the construction bar and industry. He has represented contractors throughout the United States on virtually every type of construction project, including high-rise buildings, shopping malls, museums, wastewater treatment, power plants, hospitals, garages, institutional buildings, stadiums, highways, bridges, tunnels, and light rail systems. A highly respected litigator, Bruce has been responsible for many of the firm’s most significant cases, as well as the negotiation of complex contractual relationships and the drafting of standard forms of agreement, which are used on a national basis.
Bruce has received many accolades including a Chambers USA Band 1 ranking in Construction Law; Best Lawyers in America for Construction Law and Construction Litigation; New Jersey and New York Super Lawyers for Construction Litigation; Legal 500 United States Leading Lawyer in Construction; and a Martindale-Hubbell “AV Preeminent” rating. He received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and his B.A. from the University of Connecticut.
About Nathan A. Cohen
Nate focuses his practice on construction and infrastructure law, including related dispute resolution, litigation, corporate compliance, and internal investigations. He frequently acts as outside general counsel to his clients, overseeing a broad array of matters, and provides numerous firm clients with risk management and compliance advice. Nate’s diverse construction experience includes assisting clients in all phases of the construction process, including but not limited to claims, arbitration, litigation, contract negotiation, and serving as project counsel.
He is a frequently sought-after speaker and lecturer on issues related to construction and infrastructure projects. He received his J.D. from Widener University School of Law and his B.A. from The College of New Jersey.
About the Client Choice Award
The Client Choice Award is granted by the International Law Office and Lexology. Regarding the Award, they state that “the Client Choice Award honors partners around the world who stand apart for their outstanding commitment to client service.” They add that this year’s awards “are a result of more than 2,500 nominations from corporate counsel; law firms and attorneys cannot self-nominate or lobby to be added to the list.” Additionally, they report that a group of researchers then evaluate client service and the ability to add real value to a client’s business among other factors in determining the annual award winners.”
About Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. is a national law firm with 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.