Paul represents international, national and local contractors building public and private projects, including roads, bridges, tunnels, process and power plants, water and wastewater plants, utilities, railroads, high-rise and institutional buildings. As lead counsel, he has prosecuted and defended complex delay and other cost overrun claims, wrongful termination claims, and multi-district litigation involving construction and material defects. For years, Paul has provided transactional and project support services to contractors on major infrastructure projects. He regularly advises contractors and construction joint ventures during their pursuit of P3 and design-build infrastructure projects. Paul also counsels contractors in the area of corporate compliance and ethics, including DMWBE laws and regulations.
Prior to joining P&A in 2007, Paul was a partner with Berman, Paley, Goldstein & Monte, LLP. He is also a former general counsel to a heavy construction company and builder.
In 2017, Paul became a member of The Moles. That same year, he was recognized by Chambers and Partners as one of the leading construction lawyers in New York. Paul has been awarded Martindale-Hubbell’s highest AV-rating. He has also been repeatedly recognized as a Super Lawyer in Construction Law and by Best Lawyers in America. Paul was a member of the Construction Law Committee and Real Estate Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He remains a member of the City Bar, and is a member of the American Bar Association and the Westchester County Bar Association. Paul is active in many local and national construction industry groups and trade associations, and participated in numerous seminars and written articles on construction, procurement and infrastructure law.
Paul is a graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton with honors, and a Brooklyn Law School merit scholar.
Awards and Recognitions
Chambers USA - Construction Law, New York, 2016-2019
Martindale- Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated
New York Metro Super Lawyers - Construction
Best Lawyers in America - Construction
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
Paul Monte and Brian F. Smith will speak at the 2019 International General Counsel Forum
2018 Construction SuperConference
Twenty-Three Attorneys in Peckar & Abramson’s New York & New Jersey Offices Named 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers
Associated General Contractors of America
Associated General Contractors of America, New York Chapter
General Contractors Association of New York
Construction Industry Council of Westchester and Hudson Valley
American Bar Association (Construction Industry Forum, Public Contract Section and Construction Litigation Committee)
New York City Bar Association
Westchester County Bar Association