United States: Peckar & Abramson And Berman, Paley, Goldstein & Monte Join Forces
Last Updated: March 14 2007

P&A Solidifies its Position as Dominant Firm in Construction Law

NEW YORK – February 7, 2007: Peckar & Abramson (P&A), one of the nation’s leading construction law firms, announced today that it has expanded to include the attorneys of New York’s Berman, Paley, Goldstein & Monte, LLP in its practice. The firm’s name will remain Peckar & Abramson and the move will give it a stronghold on the civil and heavy construction side of the business, an area in which Berman Paley was a dominant player, representing many of the most notable civil/heavy construction companies.

"Many construction law firms have been acquired by larger, multi-practice area firms in recent years, dramatically changing the landscape in this space," said Robert Peckar, founder and managing partner of P&A. "Our strategy is and always has been to concentrate on construction law and be the best national firm we can be in that area. Our clients will never feel as if they are lost among many different practice areas. This combination is completely consistent with our role as a true construction law firm."

"With P&A’s strength among building and civil contractors and construction managers and Berman Paley’s concentration in civil and heavy construction, we have created a firm that possesses the legal expertise, depth and stellar track record to handle successfully any legal issue for virtually any construction contractor," said Alvin Goldstein, a senior Berman Paley partner. "Our combined client roster is a ‘Who’s Who’ of the construction industry."

The expanded P&A employs 100 attorneys in nine offices located in New York, New Jersey, Florida, California, Washington, D.C. and Chicago. It also operates an office in London through a joint venture with Fenwick Elliott Solicitors. Currently headquartered at 546 Fifth Avenue in New York, P&A has begun a search for larger space in Manhattan to accommodate its growth.

About Peckar & Abramson (P&A)

Peckar & Abramson is one of the nation’s leading construction law firms, handling clients’ needs throughout the United States and the world. P&A represents many of the construction industry’s most successful contractors and other construction professionals as well as serves as counsel to many industry organizations.

With offices around the country and affiliations with other law firms around the world, Peckar & Abramson offers a full range of legal services to its domestic and international construction industry clientele. Since its formation in 1978, Peckar & Abramson has been helping clients find solutions to complex project problems, settle disputes, and, when necessary, win legal battles. P&A specializes in finding solutions for its clients on complicated issues, while often helping them to avoid costly and time-consuming litigation.

About Berman, Paley, Goldstein & Monte, LLP (BPG&M).

Berman Paley primarily represents general and specialty contractors and construction managers on major infrastructure projects, including bridges, tunnels, highways, process and power plants, sewage treatment plants, as well as high rise and institutional buildings and private developments.

Work includes construction, real estate, and environmental claims prosecution and defense, through trials, arbitrations, appellate and administrative proceedings, as well as transactional work such as contract drafting.

For more information, visit http://www.pecklaw.com

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