Paul G. Monte

Paul G. Monte: Attorney with Peckar & Abramson A Professional Corporation AV stamp icon
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Paul Monte is Co-Managing Partner of Peckar & Abramson’s New York City office. Paul has 30 years of experience in construction, public contract and infrastructure law. He has extensive trial, arbitration and appeals experience, successfully prosecuting and defending complex multi-million dollar disputes. He also has significant transactional and project support experience on cutting-edge infrastructure projects, including design-build and public-private partnership (P3) projects.


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

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Construction Dispute Resolution
  • Government Contracts
  • Real Estate Law
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Corporate Compliance & Integrity Counsel
  • Power & Industrial Facilities/EPC

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
212.382.0909  Phone
212.382.3456  Fax
University Attended:
Binghamton University, SUNY, B.A., with honors
Law School Attended:
Brooklyn Law School, J.D., Merit Scholar
Year of First Admission:
United States Court of Federal Claims; United States District Court for the Southern District of New York; 1988, New York; United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York; Not admitted in New Jersey


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


Peer Reviews

A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

River Edge, New Jersey

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