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

Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
1325 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, 10TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10019
NEW YORK
United States

Real estate > Construction (including construction litigation) Tier 1

After adding an office in Boston in September 2021, specialist construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. now fields lawyers across 11 locations in the US. Thanks to a ‘deep bench and wide variety of expertise‘ the firm remains a go-to choice for general contractors, construction managers, EPC contractors and owners in an array of projects domestically and around the world. Chair of the firm Steven Charney has recently been active in high-profile disputes, as well as advising the Building Trades Employers Association of New York (BTEA). He works from the New York office, alongside founding partner Robert PeckarGregory Chertoff, whose practice emphasizes resolving complex construction disputes through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation; and ‘strong senior partnerPaul Monte whose broad experience includes prosecuting and defending complex delay and cost overrun claims, multi-district litigation and transactional services to contractors on major infrastructure projects. Managing partner of the Washington DC office Michael Branca focuses his practice on construction and government contract law, while in Los Angeles Ronald Helmuth has over 20 years’ experience of litigation and alternative dispute resolution. River Edge, New Jersey, where the firm was founded, remains a key office, contacts to note include Michael Zicherman and Denis Serkin. Miami is also a strong base, with director of the Latin America practice Jerry Brodsky, litigator Melinda Gentile and up-and-coming partner Adam Handfinger.

Practice head(s):

Steven Charney

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Peckar & Abramson is a well know national law firm that specializes in construction law. The quality and professionalism of its people are first rate and they are very collaborative.’

‘Robert Peckar, Steven Charney and Patrick Greene are excellent construction attorneys that give sound advice. Patrick Greene is a go-to trial attorney for complex construction trials/arbitrations.’

‘P&A has a deep bench and a wide variety of expertise. There size provides full service capability me as a large general contractor.’

‘Paul Monte is a strong senior partner who is both strategic and has a measured approach.’

‘Peter Moran is an excellent junior partner and case manager. He is a work horse and extremely reliable and organized.’

As a firm dedicated to the needs of its clients in the construction industry, P&A employs over 115 attorneys in 11 offices across the US, including New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Washington, DC, 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/Construction Litigation: Represents clients in a wide range of construction projects in the public and private sectors with a focus on general contractors and construction managers. The firm has extensive experience on a wide range of projects, including: airports, government buildings, highways, bridges, power generation facilities, railways, tunnels, pipelines, schools, hospitals, sports arenas, manufacturing facilities, hotels and other hospitality-industry projects, residential communities, etc.
Key clients: National and international general contractors, construction managers and other members of the construction industry.
Contact: Steven M Charney
Tel: 212-382-0909
Email: scharney@pecklaw.com

Contracts, Project documentation and Risk Management: Laser-focused on the transactional side of construction projects — beginning with up-front project agreements, extending to project documentation during the course of performance, and ultimately to project closeout.
Contact: Levi W Barrett
Tel: 212-382-0909
Email: lbarrett@pecklaw.com

Corporate: Represents both public and privately held companies in all matters of corporate law including 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 governance and general commercial agreements.
Contact: Nathan A Cohen
Tel: 310-228-1075
Email: ncohen@pecklaw.com

Corporate Compliance: Provides advice on internal corporate controls, constructing and implementing compliance programs, internal investigations of potential ethics violations and representation of clients in investigations, audits and litigations, with a particular focus on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Contact: Robert S Peckar
Tel: 212-382-0909
Email: rpeckar@pecklaw.com

Cyber Security and Data Privacy: Provides guidance based on our deep understanding of our clients’ business and the legal issues concerning cyber security and data privacy, the technologies employed by construction businesses, and the importance of maintaining privacy and security to our clients’ daily and long-term operations.
Contact: Richard R Volack
Tel: 212-382-0909
Email: rvolack@pecklaw.com

Government Contracts: Provides counsel to a wide variety of industries engaged in government contracting and represent them in connection with an even broader array of contracting issues and disputes, including bid protests.
Contact: Steven Weber
Tel: 202-293-8815
Email: sweber@pecklaw.com

Employment: Handles defense and oversight of EPLI/D&O claims through insurance coverage, and monitor EPLI/D&O claims on behalf of carriers.
Contact: Kevin J O’Connor, Aaron C. Schlesinger
Tel: 201-343-3434
Email: koconnor@pecklaw.com, aschlesinger@pecklaw.com

Labor Relations: Counsels private employers, public employers and ERISA entities in all matters of litigation and labor relations management.
Contact: Gregory R. Begg
Tel: 201-343-3434
Email: gbegg@pecklaw.com

Power and Industrials/EPC: Represents owners, contractors, construction managers and equipment vendors and suppliers in connection with a vast range of national and international power and industrial projects.
Contact: Timothy Rothberg
Tel: 713-568-1500
Email: trothberg@pecklaw.com

International: International dispute resolution expertise is deep and diversified, representing industries including construction, banking and sports/entertainment. The firm represents clients in formal and informal proceedings, in court and before dispute resolution boards and international arbitration forums around the world.
Contact: Denis Serkin
Tel: 201-343-3434
Email: dserkin@pecklaw.com

Public-Private Partnerships: Regularly counsels clients on complex P3 projects, including civil infrastructure initiatives such as bridges, tunnels, highways, pipelines and railways, and social infrastructure projects.
Contact: Nathan A Cohen
Tel: 310-228-1075
Email: ncohen@pecklaw.com

Real Estate: Handles every aspect of commercial real estate transactions, including the acquisition, financing, construction financing, leasing and disposition of real property.
Contact: Nathan A Cohen
Tel: 310-228-1075
Email: ncohen@pecklaw.com

Surety: Combines insight and experience in the construction industry with a genuine understanding of issues affecting sureties to provide pragmatic solutions to complex problems.
Contact: Michael C Zisa
Tel: 202-293-8815
Email: mzisa@pecklaw.com

White-Collar Criminal Defense: The firm has extensive experience on both the 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.
Contact: Thomas J Curran
Tel: 212-382-0909
Email: tcurran@pecklaw.com

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Chair Steven M. Charneyscharney@pecklaw.com212.382.0909