Mr. Serkin is a Partner in Peckar & Abramson’s New York and New Jersey offices, who focuses the majority of his practice on construction law. He represents construction managers, general contractors, specialty contractors, owners, developers, and subcontractors in the resolution of disputes through litigation, arbitration, and mediation. He is also Vice Chair of the Information Technology Committee.
Mr. Serkin regularly assists clients in a number of market segments, including construction management, general and EPC contracting, real estate development, power/energy, and infrastructure, and is highly experienced in the areas of construction defect, delay and disruption claims, change-order and extra work claims, mechanics’ liens, and public bidding challenges. He is also a highly sought-after contracts attorney, helping clients draft and negotiate construction agreements that utilize both custom and industry standard forms.
Mr. Serkin’s experience includes the representation of clients across the United States and internationally, and routinely assists clients with compliance issues-particularly those regarding the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
Prior to entering the legal profession, Mr. Serkin was a project engineer at a major New Jersey government agency, where he managed numerous projects through design to procurement and construction. Mr. Serkin has also served as an Adjunct Professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology, where he has taught courses on the legal aspects of various types of construction contracts and specifications.
Mr. Serkin has been recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Star for Construction from 2008 - 2018 and as a New York Super Lawyers- Metro Rising Star for Construction in 2011 - 2018. He was also selected as one of Legal 500’s 2016 Top Construction Lawyers.
Mr. Serkin is fluent in Russian, able to conduct business in both English and Russian.
New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2011 - 2018
New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2008 - 2018
Publications & Presentations
Dispute Resolution in Construction Projects,” The Projects and Construction Review 8th Edition - July 2018 (co-author)
Dispute Resolution in Construction Projects,” The Projects and Construction Review 7th Edition - July 2017 (co-author)
Dispute Resolution in Construction Projects,” The Projects and Construction Review 6th Edition - July 2016 (co-author)
Dispute Resolution in Construction Projects,” The Projects and Construction Review 5th Edition - July 2015 (co-author)
Dispute Resolution in Construction Projects,” The Projects and Construction Review 4th Edition - July 2014 (co-author)
The United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the International Construction Industry,” Obras Magazine - May 2013 (co-author)
Significant Change to Contractors’ Registration Act for Home Improvement Contractors,” Peckar & Abramson Newsletter, October 2013
News and Events
Robert S. Peckar and Denis Serkin Co-Author Chapter Titled “Dispute Resolution In Construction Projects”
Twenty-Three Attorneys in Peckar & Abramson’s New York & New Jersey Offices Named 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers
Twenty-Two Peckar & Abramson Attorneys Named 2018 Super Lawyers
Twenty Attorney’s in Peckar & Abramson’s New York Office Named Super Lawyers