MIAMI, FL—National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that the 2021 South Florida Legal Guide has named P&A a Top Law Firm in South Florida and has honored nine attorneys for their individual successes and accomplishments:
The Top Lawyers named were: Jerry P. Brodsky, K. Stefan Chin, Melinda S. Gentile, Adam P. Handfinger, Stephen H. Reisman, Neal I. Sklar and Gary M. Stein. The Up & Comers named were: Warren E. Friedman and Freddy X. Muñoz.
Jerry P. Brodsky is a partner and director of the firm’s Latin American practice, is trilingual (English/Spanish/Portuguese) and certified by the Florida Bar as a Construction Law Specialist. Many of Jerry’s matters involve multi-cultural domestic or cross-border transactions and disputes. His practice includes the representation of international and domestic general contractors, construction managers, sureties and other construction professionals in the United States and throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
K. Stefan Chin is a partner certified by the Florida Bar as a Construction Law Specialist. He focuses on construction and other commercial litigation matters including the representation of contractors, owners, other construction professionals, and sureties in litigation, arbitration, mediation, and dispute resolution board proceedings.
Warren Friedman, a partner, has worked on some of the most significant development and construction projects in Florida. His clients include contractors, construction managers, owners, developers, and private equity investors. He is Board Certified in Construction Law by The Florida Bar and has extensive experience with licensure issues, surety relations, negotiating and drafting various contract documents, regulatory compliance, and counseling clients through project administration.
Melinda S. Gentile is a partner focusing on construction litigation and dispute resolution practices and serves as Chair of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. Leveraging her more than 35 years’ experience as a construction lawyer and commercial litigator, she has been certified by the Florida Bar as a Construction Law Specialist and is a highly qualified Construction Arbitrator, Mediator, Neutral Evaluator, Dispute Board Member, Special Master, Fee Expert, and Private Resolution Judge.
Adam P. Handfinger is co-managing partner of the firm’s Miami office. He is certified by the Florida Bar as a Construction Law Specialist and focuses his practice on construction law and commercial litigation matters, representing construction professionals in issues relating to construction defects, contract negotiation, project management, payment, bond claims, and the project closeout process, as well as the litigation of disputes.
Freddy Muñoz, Senior Counsel, handles a wide variety of construction and commercial litigation matters on behalf of his clients. His practice primarily includes the representation of contractors, developers, and other construction professionals in litigation disputes stemming from contract, design, delay, defect, and insurance related matters, as well as creditors and business owners in commercial disputes.
Stephen Reisman, Vice Chairman and General Counsel of P&A, is Florida Board Certified in Construction Law and represents general contractors, construction managers, and other industry professionals in construction litigation, arbitration, and mediation, as well as in the negotiation and preparation of construction contracts.
Neal Sklar’s is a partner who represents general contractors, construction managers and infrastructure contractors in a variety of construction related matters. These matters include providing counsel on state and federal government projects as well as Public Private Partnerships (P3s) involving transportation, commercial, heavy and social infrastructure, energy and multifamily residential projects.
Gary M. Stein is co-managing partner of the firm’s Miami office. He also currently serves as general counsel for the South Florida Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America (South Florida AGC). Gary’s primary area of practice is construction law and he is certified by the Florida Bar as a Construction Law Specialist.