Best Law FirmBest Law Firm 2016

Long known for leadership and innovation in construction law, Peckar & Abramson's Results Firstâ„  approach extends to a broad array of legal services — all delivered with a commitment to efficiency, value and client service since 1978. Now, with nearly 100 attorneys in nine U.S. offices and affiliations around the globe, our capabilities extend farther and deeper than ever.

Our experience in the courtroom and in dispute resolution, coupled with our ability to provide genuinely insightful legal advice and commercial representation, help a wide range of clients maximize opportunities, meet challenges, solve problems and manage risk.

We offer experience, knowledge and our commitment to excellence in:

Construction
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Compliance and Integrity Counsel
Corporate Law
Dispute Resolution
Employment and Employment Practices
Energy and Defense
Environmental Law
Government Contracts
Internal Investigations
Labor Law
Public-Private Partnerships
Real Estate Law
Securities Litigation,
Regulatory and Compliance
White Collar Criminal Defense

As we expanded our capabilities over the years to that of a true full-service law firm, Peckar & Abramson’s commitment to the construction industry has never wavered. True to our construction roots, we remain the “go to” law firm for many of the industry's most successful contractors, professionals and associations. Our rich construction industry history, uniquely blended with the depth and talent to provide a full range of legal services, earns Peckar & Abramson the highest praise and recognition in the United States and internationally. At Peckar & Abramson, we are driven to provide excellence, efficiency and effectiveness — always mindful of our Results Firstâ„  focus.

Main Location

70 Grand Avenue
River Edge, NJ 07661
Phone: 201-343-3434
11 offices in 2 countries

Firm Attorneys

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Adrian L. Bastianelli III Adrian L. Bastianelli III Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
Practicing in: Mediation
Practicing in: Mediation
Stephen M. Seeger Stephen M. Seeger Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
Practicing in: Construction Law
Practicing in: Construction Law
Jeffrey A. Ford Jeffrey A. Ford Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
Practicing in: Mediation
Practicing in: Mediation

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    Achievements

    "Top-Listed" National Awards
    "Top-Listed" in the US in Construction Law with 22 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" State Awards
    "Top-Listed" in New Jersey in Litigation - Construction with 6 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in New York in Litigation - Construction with 6 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" Metro Awards
    "Top-Listed" in River Edge, New Jersey with 7 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Miami, Florida in Construction Law with 4 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Miami, Florida in Litigation - Construction with 5 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in River Edge, New Jersey in Litigation - Construction with 6 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in River Edge, New Jersey in Construction Law with 4 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in New York, New York in Litigation - Construction with 6 lawyers.

    "Top-Listed" National Awards
    "Top-Listed" in the US in Construction Law with 22 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" State Awards
    "Top-Listed" in New Jersey in Litigation - Construction with 6 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in New York in Litigation - Construction with 6 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" Metro Awards
    "Top-Listed" in River Edge, New Jersey with 7 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Miami, Florida in Construction Law with 4 lawyers.

    Client Comments

    "Bruce Meller is a very creative litigator who is not afraid to roll up his sleeves and get his hands dirty. He is someone whom I trust and would highly recommend to anyone finding themselves in a construction-related dispute."
    - Anthony Pacelli
    Titan Real Estate Group
    "Gregory Chertoff is a very practical and extremely effective lawyer."
    "He is the most responsive and practical construction lawyer around."
    "Greg understands construction. He knows what is needed to have a successful project. He helps guide a CM in managing the contractual issues both with owners and subcontractors. He also knows how important it is to evaluate available risk transfer when you have disputes arising out of construction operations."
    "Greg Chertoff is in my estimation the next star in Pekar & Abramson's lineup of exceptional construction attorneys. He has the capability and tenacity to handle complex litigation with difficult adversaries while at the same time, he understands the needs of his clients and is not afraid to advise us to settle when the "fight" just isn't worth it. I always feel that Greg gives us all of the information on legal technicalities, pros and cons, to make informed business decisions."
    "Howard Rosen is knowledgeable, responsive, and constructive."
    "Jeff Ford is as good as it gets when it comes to construction law. He can handle any aspect of the construction process from the business deal to disputes. His technical skills make him a great lawyer, but his integrity and client commitment are what set him apart. Jeff treats our business like it is his own."
    - Matthew Beshara
    Hill & Wilkinson Ltd.
    "There is no better construction lawyer than Jeff Ford. "
    "John runs the Southern California offices of P&A. He has worked on many complicated matters with Turner here and continues to provide excellent advice and counsel."
    - Rory DeJohn
    Turner Construction Company
    "John is a very good attorney and knows the CA market."
    "Robert Drucker is a very good lawyer."
    "Robert Drucker is an excellent Construction Law litigator."
    "Robert not only has a thorough knowledge of the law and is always available to provide guidance, but he also has an excellent understanding from the client's perspective of how the issue impacts the operation of their business from a strategic point of view."
    - Lou Coletti
    Building Trades Employers Association
    "Bob is a master legal advisor. When Turner needs the best, Bob is the person we look to, to guide us through the war."
    - Rory DeJohn
    Turner Construction Company
    "Robert Peckar is excellent. He has a good knowledge of the market and the different players. He will always provide your company with a good/fair advice."
    - Jose Antonio A. Lopez-Monis Plaza
    Dragados USA
    "Robert Peckar is one of the best construction lawyers in the USA."
    "What can you say about Bob Peckar that hasn't already been said? I consider Bob to be the premier construction attorney in the country -- he is our "go-to guy"."
    "Bob Peckar is the person you want sitting next to you when you are trying to resolve a complex dispute. He has a way of bringing both sides to the table and figuring out the options and recommending the most amicable way to resolve."
    "Bob is one of the best construction attorneys in the U.S. I would use him any time as he is well respected in the construction industry."
    "Bob is the dean of construction lawyers in the NYC area. He has great expertise and a great standing in the national and local construction bar."
    "No one is better than Bob at taking a difficult situation and simplifying it, providing various options and explaining the risks"
    "Steven is amazingly self-deprecating for such a talented and effective construction attorney. "
    - Linda Christensen
    Lend Lease Americas Inc.
    "Steven Charney has a thorough knowledge of the law and how it applies to a client's business, what the impact is and what is the best legal and strategic outcome for the client."
    - Lou Coletti
    Building Trades Employers Association
    "Steve understands Turner and construction, in general, more than anyone. The reason for this is that he came from Turner before he got his law degree. Steve is hands on and can settle the toughest of cases."
    - Rory DeJohn
    Turner Construction Company
    "Steven Charney is an excellent construction contract negotiator and advisor."
    "Steven Charney is an excellent construction attorney."
    "Steve Charney is very good at taking complex matters and breaking them down into simpler terms so the parties can understand the risks and what steps need to be taken to resolve a dispute."
    "He is the one you want standing next to you when you have a difficult legal issue"
    "I find Steve to be one of the most knowledgeable construction attorneys that I have dealt with over the years. He has an excellent grasp of Subguard and other insurance and surety products .Steve has been able to guide us through some very complex situations where we have been able to maximize all available insurance coverage in large part due to his depth of knowledge and understanding of the interplay among the various policies involved."
    "Bruce Meller is a very creative litigator who is not afraid to roll up his sleeves and get his hands dirty. He is someone whom I trust and would highly recommend to anyone finding themselves in a construction-related dispute."
    - Anthony Pacelli
    Titan Real Estate Group
    "Gregory Chertoff is a very practical and extremely effective lawyer."
    "He is the most responsive and practical construction lawyer around."
    "Greg understands construction. He knows what is needed to have a successful project. He helps guide a CM in managing the contractual issues both with owners and subcontractors. He also knows how important it is to evaluate available risk transfer when you have disputes arising out of construction operations."

    Peckar & Abramson, P.C.

    Main Location

    70 Grand Avenue
    River Edge, NJ 07661
    Phone: 201-343-3434
    11 offices in 2 countries

    Management

    Managing Partner, Los Angeles
    Managing Partner, Orange County
    Managing Partner, San Francisco
    Managing Partners, New Jersey
    Managing Partners, New York
    Managing Partners, Washington, D.C.
    Vice Chairman

    Personnel

    Partners: 57
    Of Counsel: 5
    Associates: 35
    Paralegals: 12

    Practice Areas

    Arbitration
    Commercial Litigation
    Construction Law
    Litigation - Construction
    Litigation - Real Estate
    Mediation
    Real Estate Law