Peckar & Abramson, P.C. Again Secures Top Honors in Chambers' USA and Legal 500 Surveys

Jun 29, 2010, 11:57 ET from Peckar & Abramson, P.C.

- Chambers Recognizes Firm's DC Office for Government Contract Practice; Legal 500 Honors Firm as Top Construction Litigation Practice in US -  

NEW YORK, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chambers USA: Americas Leading Lawyers for Business has again recognized Peckar & Abramson, P.C. as one of the nation's top construction law firms. With this latest annual ranking, Peckar & Abramson and its attorneys have been consistently ranked among the top construction law firms in the country, both nationally and regionally, each of the past seven years. In addition, Peckar & Abramson secured the number one position in the Legal 500's annual survey of top construction litigation practices. The Legal 500 series of peer-reviewed surveys ranks the strengths and strategies of law firms in more than 90 countries throughout the world.

For the seventh consecutive year, the New York office was again recognized as the top construction law firm in New York by Chambers. According to the Chambers Website: "[Peckar & Abramson's] New York City office remains one of the premier construction law firms in the country." Peckar & Abramson's Miami and Washington, DC offices also were recognized as top construction law firms in their region for the sixth year in a row.

Of the Washington office, the Chambers site wrote that the firm is "a particular favorite for referrals, especially for arbitration and mediation." A partner in Peckar & Abramson's Washington, D.C. office was recognized as one of the nation's top construction lawyers working in the arena of Federal government contract law. The California office also merited a high ranking in this year's survey due to "resources we can draw on wherever we are," according to the site.

Similar accolades supported the firm's top billing on the Legal 500 survey of construction litigation practices. The Legal 500 website referred to the firm as follows: "Peckar & Abramson is 'undoubtedly one of the finest and biggest' construction law firms in the U.S. It is a 'first-rate' group headquartered in New York, with nine offices nationwide."

"Consistency is a hallmark of this firm and having been ranked high in our field for nearly a decade running is a true testament to the quality and consistency of our practice at Peckar & Abramson," said Robert S. Peckar.  "We also are thrilled that William (Tom) Thompson of our Washington, D.C. office has debuted on the list as one of the most talented and respected construction attorneys working in the field of government contract law. His arrival on the list proves that our government contracts practice has made vast strides over the past year."

The Chambers USA rankings weigh technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.

According to the Chambers USA website, "[Peckar & Abramson] is a truly national firm and one of the first names that comes to mind for construction specialists. [The firm] remains one of the premier construction law firms in the country."

The editors of the Legal 500 survey interview thousands of legal clients and rival law firms each year. The annual survey provides an independently produced and qualitative assessment of the country's finest legal practices.

Peckar & Abramson is widely recognized as 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 serving as counsel to many industry organizations.

About Peckar & Abramson (P&A)

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 from basic construction law counsel to environmental, corporate and real estate, government contracting, labor and employment law and corporate compliance. 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. It is also active in industry groups and serves as general counsel for the New York Building Trade Employers' Association, the Building Contractors Association of New Jersey, and the Construction Financial Management Association.

The U.K.-based international publisher Chambers and Partners based its report on in-depth interviews with 7,000 leading private practice attorneys and key in-house counsel. A team of 40 full-time researchers conducted the survey over an eight-month period, with law firms and attorney's chosen strictly on merit alone.

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