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Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
United States


Robert S. Peckar is a founding partner of Peckar & Abramson. Bob 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. Bob 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 anticorruption issues (with particular emphasis on the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act).

Bob’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 Bob’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.

Bob 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. 

Bob 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. In 2021, The Legal 500: United States named Bob to the “Hall of Fame” and in 2020 he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the New Jersey Law Journal.

Bob 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. Bob received his bachelor of arts degree from Rutgers University and his law degree from Columbia Law School.


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


Rutgers University, B.A.

Columbia Law School, J.D.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Real estate > Construction (including construction litigation)

(Hall of Fame)

Robert PeckarPeckar & Abramson, P.C.

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.