Jerry Brodsky > Peckar & Abramson, P.C. > Miami, United States > Lawyer Profile

Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
One Southeast Third Avenue, Suite 2000
Miami, FL 33131
United States


Jerry Brodsky is a partner and director of Peckar & Abramson’s Latin American practice. Jerry is trilingual (English/Spanish/Portuguese) and is certified by the Florida Bar as a Construction Law Specialist. Many of Jerry’s matters involve multi-cultural domestic or cross-border transactions and disputes.

His practice includes the representation of international and domestic general contractors, construction managers, sureties and other construction professionals in the United States and throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, in the preparation of contract documents, negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation of construction contract claims, construction and design defect claims, insurance claims, surety bond claims and related matters.

Jerry’s practice and experience includes mega-projects for transportation and other infrastructures, as well as industrial, commercial and residential engineering and construction projects. Jerry also provides training services and counseling to domestic and international clients in the areas of contract negotiation, compliance and legal project administration/risk management. In 2021, he completed FIDIC Certified Course Module 2: Claims and Disputes Resolution.

Jerry represents and has served as project counsel during the procurement, negotiation, implementation, administration and post-completion phases of mega-projects, using both traditional and project finance/public-private partnership delivery models.

Jerry also serves as referee and dispute board member in international disputes involving construction of infrastructure projects in Central America and has been engaged to develop, implement and administer a program of dispute boards for world sporting events in Brazil.

Jerry is admitted to practice in the State of Florida and the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Florida. He is a member of the Florida Bar and the Dade County Bar, and serves as Chair of the International Division of the Forum on Construction of the American Bar Association and Secretary of Region 4 – Latin America of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation. He received his bachelor of science in industrial engineering from Lehigh University and his law degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Miami.


Florida Bar Association

American Bar Association (International Division Chair)

Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (Region 4 – Latin America Secretary)

Dade County Bar Association


Lehigh University, B.S.

University of Miami School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude

FIDIC Module 2: Claims and Disputes Resolution

Lawyer Rankings

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

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.