Gregory H. Chertoff - Peckar & Abramson, P.C.

Gregory H. Chertoff

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012

Gregory H. Chertoff is the co-managing partner of Peckar & Abramson’s New York office and specializes in construction law, regularly counseling general contractors, construction managers, engineering procurement and construction (EPC) contractors and owners on contract negotiations, risk management and disputes. Mr. Chertoff's practice emphasizes resolving complex construction disputes through negotiation, mediation, and, when necessary, arbitration and litigation, on projects in New York, nationwide and internationally. He frequently addresses claims involving breach of contract, construction and design defects, liens, delays and impacts, bonds and insurance issues (including among others, general liability, builder’s risk, professional liability and subcontractor default insurance), and represents many of the nation’s largest contractors in building and power plant construction projects. He has special expertise in building envelope, water infiltration and mold-related claims, having counseled clients with respect to hundreds of such matters.

A substantial portion of Mr. Chertoff’s practice is devoted to troubleshooting difficult projects for clients before they devolve into full-blown disputes, seeking business solutions to his clients’ business problems. When necessary, however, he brings to bear extensive experience in representing clients before the courts of numerous states (often being admitted pro hac vice), federal courts, mediators, arbitration panels and appellate courts.

He is formerly the secretary of the Construction Law Committee of the New York Bar Association and lectures on the New York Mechanic's Lien Law and construction risk management to lawyers and construction industry professionals. In light of his accomplishments, Mr. Chertoff has been recognized by Chambers USA in Construction Law, New York Super Lawyers-Metro in Construction Litigation and among the Best Lawyers in America.

Mr. Chertoff is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the State of New Jersey and the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York, as well as the District of New Jersey. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and his law degree from Hofstra University School of Law.

Hofstra UniversityJ.D. University of MichiganBA
New York City Bar Association American Bar Association

Client Comments

"Gregory Chertoff is a very practical and extremely effective lawyer."

"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."

"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."

"He is the most responsive and practical construction lawyer around."

Office Location

41 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10010
United States


Practice Areas

Construction Law
Litigation - Construction

Other Information

Gender: Male