Gregory H. Chertoff

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Biography

Gregory H. Chertoff is the Co-Managing Partner of Peckar & Abramson’s New York office and specializes in construction law, regularly counseling general contractors, construction managers, engineering procurement and construction (EPC) contractors and owners on contract negotiations, risk management and disputes.

Bio

Mr. Chertoff’s practice emphasizes resolving complex construction disputes through negotiation, mediation, and, when necessary, arbitration and litigation, on projects in New York, nationwide and internationally. He frequently addresses claims involving breach of contract, construction and design defects, liens, delays and impacts, bonds and insurance issues (including among others, general liability, builder’s risk, professional liability and subcontractor default insurance), and represents many of the nation’s largest contractors in building and power plant construction projects. He has litigated power plant cases in federal court and was engaged by an EPC contractor to act as “project counsel” on a 350 mw power plant located in Long Island, New York.

A substantial portion of Mr. Chertoff’s practice is devoted to troubleshooting difficult projects for clients before they devolve into full-blown disputes, seeking business solutions to his clients’ business problems. When necessary, however, he brings to bear extensive experience in representing clients before the courts of numerous states (often being admitted pro hac vice), federal courts, mediators, arbitration panels and appellate courts.

He is formerly the secretary of the Construction Law Committee of the New York Bar Association and lectures on the New York Mechanic’s Lien Law and construction risk management to lawyers and construction industry professionals. In light of his accomplishments, Mr. Chertoff has been recognized by Chambers USA in Construction Law, New York Super Lawyers-Metro in Construction Litigation and among the Best Lawyers in America.

Mr. Chertoff is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the State of New Jersey and the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York, as well as the District of New Jersey. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and his law degree from Hofstra University School of Law.

Awards and Recognitions

Turner Construction Company, Lawyer of the Year 2010

Chambers USA, Construction Law, 2019

New York Super Lawyers-Metro in Construction Litigation

Best Lawyers in America

Publications & Presentations

Reducing ESI Costs: Strategic Advice For Construction Litigation, co-authored with Richard R. Volack, CFMA Building Profits, September & October 2013

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

Success in International Construction Disputes: Life Cycle Strategies

Legal Definitions and Practical Effects on Design Delegation

Twenty-Three Attorneys in Peckar & Abramson’s New York & New Jersey Offices Named 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Construction Dispute Resolution
  • Contracts, Project Documentation and Risk Management
  • Power & Industrial Facilities/EPC

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
212.382.0909  Phone
212.382.3456  Fax
www.pecklaw.com
University Attended:
University of Michigan, B.A., 1991
Law School Attended:
Hofstra University, J.D., 1994
Year of First Admission:
1994
Admission:
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York; United States District Court for the District of New Jersey; 1994, New Jersey; United States District Court for the Northern District of New York; United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York; 1995, New York
Memberships:

Professional Associations

•New York City Bar Association
•American Bar Association

ISLN:
910266015

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (14 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 11/30/16 in Construction Law

    Greg specializes in construction law and has an in-depth, expansive knowledge of the practice area. He is practical and direct, comfortable advising a client when the facts or law are adverse to the client. He is a zealous advocate for his clients,... Read more

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    Greg specializes in construction law and has an in-depth, expansive knowledge of the practice area. He is practical and direct, comfortable advising a client when the facts or law are adverse to the client. He is a zealous advocate for his clients, who regard him highly. He has excellent judgment and takes a very ethical approach to the practice of law. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 12/01/16 in Construction Law

    Gregory Chertoff is one of the most knowledgeable, insightful and professional attorneys I have worked with in my 40 years of practice.

    Gregory Chertoff is one of the most knowledgeable, insightful and professional attorneys I have worked with in my 40 years of practice. Read less

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