Highlights

Practice Areas

Education

  • Rutgers University, B.A.
  • Columbia Law School, J.D.

Admissions

  • State of New Jersey
  • State of New York
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Professional Associations

  • Associated General Contractors of America
  • Building Trades Employers Association of New York
  • Building Contractors Association of New Jersey
  • Construction Management Association of America
  • American Road and Transportation Builders Association
  • American College of Construction Lawyers (Fellow)
  • American Bar Association (Construction Industry Forum)
  • International Bar Association

Awards and Recognitions

  • Who's Who Legal Thought Leader – Construction, 2017
  • Leading Construction Lawyer in the World, International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, 2005-2012
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated
  • The Legal 500: United States
  • Chambers USA
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • New York Super Lawyers-Metro
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2005 - 2016

Home > Our People > Robert S. Peckar

Robert S. Peckar

Founding Partner

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New York
41 Madison Avenue
20th Floor
New York, NY 10010
Tel 212.382.0909
Fax 212.382.3456

Robert S. Peckar is a founding partner of Peckar & Abramson. Mr. Peckar has devoted his career to serving the construction industry and bar. For decades, he has represented contractors throughout the United States and the world, gaining a widespread reputation for his legal acumen, his energetic representation and his creative approach to solving contractors’ most challenging problems. In that regard, he was among the pioneers of creative dispute avoidance and dispute resolution techniques in the construction industry. Mr. Peckar is currently continuing that service to the firm’s clients, but also bringing expertise to clients around the globe in regard to corporate integrity programs and anti-corruption issues (with particular emphasis on the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act).

Mr. Peckar’s unique level of service to the construction industry is exemplified by his tenure over many years as general counsel to the New York Building Congress (currently general counsel emeritus), the Building Trades Employers’ Association of New York, the Building Contractors Association of New Jersey and the national Construction Financial Management Association. In addition, he has contributed his efforts to educational programs for the Associated General Contractors of America, the American Arbitration Association and many other organizations throughout the United States.

Service to the construction bar has also been an important element of Mr. Peckar’s dedication to the betterment of the construction industry. He has been an active member of the construction-related sections of the American Bar Association (ABA), and has presented papers and programs at bar association events in the United States and abroad throughout his career. He is a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers, where he has chaired its ADR and International Law Committee.

Mr. Peckar has authored many articles on construction law topics and dispute resolution in the industry, is a contributing author in several construction law textbooks and is the author of New Jersey Practice: Construction Law. He also serves as the Editor of Getting the Deal Through - Construction, an international survey of construction and construction law topics published by Law Business Research in coordination with the International Bar Association and the ABA Section of International Law.

Mr. Peckar has been widely recognized as one of the leading construction lawyers for many years. For seven successive years, he was awarded the distinction as the Leading Construction Lawyer in the World by the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers.

Mr. Peckar is admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey, the State of New York, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Circuits, the United States Court of Federal Claims and the United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey. Mr. Peckar received his bachelor of arts degree from Rutgers University and his law degree from Columbia Law School.