Charles E. Williams, III

Charles E. Williams, III: Attorney with Peckar & Abramson A Professional Corporation


Charles E. Williams III, is a Partner in the Construction and Real Estate Law groups at Peckar & Abramson. He focuses his practice on construction, real property and government relations issues and commercial litigation, including the representation of sureties.


Mr. Williams has tried numerous cases in New York State courts and has frequently represented clients in actions in the federal courts in both New York and New Jersey. In addition, Mr. Williams has conducted numerous seminars for both clients and governmental entities concerning the laws and regulations that govern the certification of Minority/Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (M/W/DBE) and the computation of the participation of these businesses on projects to satisfy statutory and/or contractual utilization goals.

Prior to joining Peckar & Abramson, Mr. Williams served as vice president and general counsel of the New York City School Construction Authority, as well as counsel to the Borough President of Manhattan, general counsel to the New York Department of State and acting secretary of the State of New York. He has also served as assistant counsel to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

Mr. Williams is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He received his bachelor of arts degree from Franklin & Marshall College and his law degree from Columbia University School of Law.


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Areas of Practice (4)

  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Real Estate Law
  • Government Contracts
  • Surety

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
212.382.0909  Phone
212.382.3456  Fax
University Attended:
Franklin & Marshall College, B.A., 1966
Law School Attended:
Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 1969
Year of First Admission:
United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York; United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; 1970, New York; Not admitted in New Jersey

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River Edge, New Jersey

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