Robert S. Peckar - Peckar & Abramson, P.C.

Robert S. Peckar

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2003
Phone: 212-382-0909

Robert S. Peckar is a founding partner of Peckar & Abramson, P.C.  Since its formation in 1978, P&A has developed into one of the nation’s largest and leading construction law firms with almost one hundred attorneys in eight offices in the United States.


Though the first half of his career largely concentrated on construction litigation, since then he has developed a national reputation for his success in assisting clients and projects resolve project problems in creative ways, often utilizing ADR techniques, resulting in the avoidance of litigation and the maintenance of commercial relationships.


Mr. Peckar has extensive experience in construction arbitration as an advocate and as an arbitrator including AAA, ICDR and ICC arbitration.  He has lectured and written extensively about construction law issues and dispute resolutions processes.  He serves as General Counsel Emeritus of the New York Building Congress, General Counsel of the National Construction Financial Management Association and General Counsel of the New York Building Trades Employers Association.

Mr. Peckar is a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers where he has chaired its ADR Committee. He graduated from Rutgers College and Columbia Law School.

Rutgers The State University of New Jersey New BrunswickBA Columbia University School of LawJ.D.
Associated General Contractors of AmericaBuilding Trades Employers Association of New YorkBuilding Contractors Association of New JerseyConstruction Management Association of AmericaAmerican Road and Transportation Builders AssociationAmerican College of Construction Lawyers (Fellow)American Bar Association (Construction Industry Forum)International Bar Association

Client Comments

"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
Senior Vice President
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"

"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
President and CEO
Building Trades Employers Association

Office Location

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

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Construction Law of the New York City Metro Area
Robert S. Peckar has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Construction Law (Arbitration and Mediation, Construction Disputes, Contractors, Government Contracts)
Litigation - Construction

Other Information

Gender: Male