Mr. Meller has represented contractors throughout the United States on virtually every type of construction project, including high-rise buildings, shopping malls, museums, wastewater treatment and power plants, hospitals, garages, institutional buildings, stadiums, laboratories, highways, bridges, tunnels, pipelines and light rail systems.
He has been responsible for many of Peckar & Abramson’s most significant cases, as well as the negotiation of complex contractual relationships and the drafting of standard forms of agreement, which are used on a national basis. Mr. Meller was lead counsel in an arbitration involving claims in excess of 130 million arising out of building and civil construction work for a train system in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, which lasted 84 hearing days. He was lead trial counsel and negotiated a 59 million dollar settlement on behalf of a design-build contractor with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority. Another matter on behalf of a construction manager involved claims in excess of 60 million, which lasted more than 75 hearing days. An engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) matter resolved at trial for sums in excess of 100 million. Many of his jury trials have lasted over one month and up to four months in length, resulting in numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts. Mr. Meller’s cases have resulted in more than a dozen published decisions. He has also been admitted to practice pro hac vice throughout the United States and in Puerto Rico.
Awards and Recognitions
Chambers USA, Construction Law, 2019
The Legal 500: United States
The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers
New Jersey Super Lawyers
New York Metro Super Lawyers- Construction Law
Best Lawyers in America in Construction Litigation
Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year in Construction Litigation 2012 for New Jersey
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated
fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America
Construction Lawyers Society of America
News and Events
Chambers & Partners USA Names Peckar & Abramson, P.C. to Band 1 Level Nationwide in Construction Law 17 Attorneys Recognized as Leading Attorneys
Eleven Attorneys in Peckar & Abramson, PC’s New Jersey Office Named 2019 Super Lawyers
Twenty-Three Attorneys in Peckar & Abramson’s New York & New Jersey Offices Named 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers
Thirty-Four Attorneys Across the Firm have been Named 2019 Best Lawyers In America
of the Litigation Counsel of America
• New York State Bar Association
• New Jersey State Bar Association
• American Bar Association (Construction Industry Forum and Litigation Section)
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