National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that firm Chairman, Steven M. Charney, and Senior Counsel, Michael Schewe, have been appointed to Law360 2021 Editorial Advisory Boards. They have been named to the Construction and Immigration Editorial Boards, respectively.
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Firm Vice Chairman, Stephen H. Reisman, commented, “Steve Charney has been a member of Law360’s Construction Editorial Board since the board was created, and his reappointment is a direct reflection of the exceptional level of insight and knowledge he offers to the publication and its readers.”
Kevin O’Connor, co-chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment practice, also commented, “Michael is a perfect fit for the Immigration Editorial Board. He possesses a great deal of knowledge and experience in the field and provides clients with cost-effective representation in all aspects of immigration law throughout the United States and internationally – all of which will provide helpful guidance to Law360.”
About Steven M. Charney
Steven Charney, Chairman of Peckar & Abramson, is regularly regarded as a leading construction lawyer, having represented major domestic and international contractors in disputes and transactions across the country and outside the United States. He regularly serves the construction community in leading key initiatives and developing industry leading standards, including through Associated General Contractors of America and in his role as General Counsel to BTEA, New York City’s largest contractor association. Steve is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University with a dual appointment in both the School of Law and School of Engineering. He is also Founder and Founding Advisor of the Syracuse University Infrastructure Institute—first of its kind to globally to focus on Infrastructure Policy and Delivery, and to integrate all 13 colleges and schools at a leading university. Most recently, Steve co-founded Leading Construction Lawyers International Alliance (LCL), a collaboration among four of the most preeminent and select law firms and practitioners around the globe that are dedicated to the construction and infrastructure sector.
Steve often publishes commentary regarding issues applicable to the construction and development industries. He has received numerous accolades in recognition of his knowledge in construction law, including being among the few that share a Chambers USA Band 1 ranking in construction nationally, and regionally for New York. Steve received his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, his M.S. in construction management from the School of Civil Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology, and his B.S. from Syracuse University.
About Michael Schewe
Michael Schewe is Senior Counsel at Peckar & Abramson and practices all aspects of immigration law, from corporate-business immigration and compliance to consular processing and removal defense. He regularly assists corporations ranging from multi-nationals to U.S.-based small businesses with bringing talent to the United States. In this regard, Michael regularly files for H-1B, TN, O, L, E and other nonimmigrant, employment-based visas as well as green card applications (i.e., EB-1, EB-2, PERM EB-3) on behalf of the employers and individuals he represents. In addition, he regularly counsels individuals on issues relating to asylum, cancellation of removal, nonimmigrant visas, family-based immigrant visas, and naturalization, among other topics. Given the intricacies and regulatory requirements surrounding immigration compliance, Michael provides employers with I-9 training sessions, internal self-audits, and representation in the event of government audits.
Michael is a frequent lecturer and author on immigration law topics. He has been selected for inclusion in the 2015-2021 editions of New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars. He received his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of law and his B.A. from Marist College. Michael also holds an Honorary Degree from Peking University in Beijing, China.
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About Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
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.