Firm Profile > Peckar & Abramson, P.C. > New York, United States

Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
United States

Real estate > Construction (including construction litigation) Tier 1

With ten offices across the US, the construction specialists at Peckar & Abramson, P.C.always give honest, straightforward advice’ and are ‘a pleasure to work with in tough situations’. Its work ranges from high-stakes international litigation to complex public-private partnership schemes. The practice is known for its creative approach to dispute avoidance and focus on alternative resolution methods, with founding partner Robert Peckar in New York and Ronald Helmuth in Los Angeles both recommended by contractors, public entities and construction managers during potentially unstable proceedings. New York-based chairman Steven Charney and Miami-based vice chairman Stephen Reisman head the team; Charney successfully resolves claims exceeding several billion dollars, while Reisman typically handles the negotiation and preparation of high-value contracts. Paul Monte is also recognised in the New York market for assisting on joint ventures with multi-faceted design and build elements. Miami-based Stefan Chin and Los Angeles-based Nathan Cohen made partner in January 2019.

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Always give honest, straightforward advice and counsel. Willing to help find practical solutions to problems without unnecessary work and time, yet a fierce advocate that give issues all the time and expertise they require. A pleasure to work with in tough situations.

Our experiences have made them a trusted resource and friend when we have needed help. I have always felt that we were getting advice from someone who really cared about us and our business. I value their advice and expertise whenever we have need for legal services.

rankings-lawyer > United States

As a firm dedicated to the needs of its clients in the construction industry, P&A employs over 115 attorneys in ten offices across the US, including New York, New Jersey, California, Florida, Illinois, and Texas. The firm also maintains international affiliations around the world, allowing its capabilities and scope to reach a truly global scale.

Main areas of practice
Construction and dispute resolution: P&A represents general contractors and construction managers, as well as other industry participants, concerning a wide range of construction projects in the public and private sectors.

Corporate compliance and integrity counsel and internal investigations: P&A advises on internal corporate controls, provides assistance in creating and implementing compliance programs, conducts internal investigations of potential ethics violations and represents clients in regulatory investigations, audits and civil litigations.

Corporate: P&A’s corporate attorneys represent both public and privately held companies in mergers, acquisitions, public offerings, private placements, venture capital, securities regulation, formation and organization of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies, joint venture agreements, licensing, corporate government, and general commercial agreements.

Employment and employment practices: the team in the employment practice group handles defense and oversight of EPLI/D&O claims through insurance coverage, and monitors EPLI/D&O claims on behalf of carriers.

Government contracts: P&A provides counsel to a wide variety of industries engaged in government contracting and represents them in connection with an even broader array of contracting issues and disputes.

Labor: the firm’s labor attorneys counsel private and public employers and ERISA entities in all matters of litigation and labor relations management.

Public-private partnerships: P&A is a leading firm in US P3s and it regularly counsels clients on complex P3 projects, such as bridges, tunnels, highways, pipelines and railways, and social infrastructure projects.

Real estate: P&A’s real estate practice represents clients in every aspect of commercial real estate transactions, including the acquisition, financing, construction financing, leasing and disposition of real property.

White-collar criminal defense and securities litigation: the firm has extensive experience on both federal and local levels in criminal trials, the intricacies of the grand jury and other aspects of the practice of criminal law, and issues that arise in the conduct of business.

Environmental: the firm represents a wide range of clients, including contractors, developers, manufacturers, financial services companies, oil and gas companies, utilities and others in a variety of environmental matters.

Commercial litigation and dispute resolution: the firm is a leader in the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), mediation and arbitration, all of which allow clients to reach prudent solutions that strengthen their businesses.

Power facilities: P&A represents owners, contractors, and construction managers in connection with a vast array of national and international power projects, including nuclear, coal, gas, hydro-electric, bio-fuel and solar power facilities, as well as pipelines, distribution systems and other power-related infrastructure projects.

Surety practice: with over 30 years of experience representing members of the construction industry, the firm has a comprehensive understanding of the legal and practical issues impacting sureties.

Department Name Email Telephone
Construction Steven M Charney
Construction Robert S Peckar
Construction/building defect Gregory H Chertoff
Construction transactional Craig A Landy
Corporate compliance and integrity counsel Thomas J Curran
Corporate compliance and integrity counsel Edward O Pacer
Corporate Stephen P Katz
Commercial litigation Stephen H Reisman
Commercial litigation Michael S Zicherman
Dispute resolution Adrian L Bastianelli, III
Dispute resolution George C Baldwin
Energy and defense Ronald H Uscher
Environment David J Scriven-Young
Government contracts Patrick J Greene, Jr
Government contracts Lori Ann Lange
Internal investigations Thomas J Curran
Labor Gregory R Begg
Labor Aaron C Schlesinger
Latin America/international Jerry P Brodsky
Latin America/international Robert S Peckar
Power facilities Michael A Branca
Public-private partnerships Jerry P Brodsky
Real estate Craig D Spector
Real estate Abby Weiner
Surety Michael C Zisa
Number of Partners : 61
Number of Other Fee-Earners : 55
Total Staff : 104
Chairman : Steven M Charney (
Founding Partner : Robert S Peckar (
Vice Chairman : Stephen H Reisman (
Other Offices : Austin
Other Offices : Chicago
Other Offices : Dallas
Other Offices : Devon
Other Offices : Houston
Other Offices : Los Angeles
Other Offices : Miami
Other Offices : Oakland
Other Offices : River Edge
Other Offices : Washington, DC