Richard L. Abramson

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Richard L. Abramson has enjoyed a distinguished career with substantial success in highly complex litigations and arbitrations, particularly in the area of major construction industry disputes. He has also resolved several complex multiparty disputes through negotiation, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.


Mr. Abramson has successfully handled numerous cases in the state and federal courts of New York and New Jersey and in other states on a pro hac basis, as well as in the United States Court of Federal Claims and before international and domestic arbitration tribunals. Most notably, he has obtained recoveries in two matters on behalf of general contractors against agencies of the federal government totaling in excess of 40 million and a recovery on behalf of a general contractor against a foreign power authority in excess of 100 million. He has succeeded in defeating serious claims asserted by a prominent pharmaceutical company against an international design firm totaling 20 million and was able to obtain an affirmative recovery in excess of 4 million on behalf of the design firm. He has also successfully defended a large number of general contractors with respect to subcontractor claims totaling, in many cases, more than 5 million.

In addition to representing companies in the construction industry, he has tried cases on behalf of banking institutions, retail companies, manufacturing companies and real estate developers. He has served as lead counsel in more than 30 cases that have been tried to conclusion, at least 20 of which have been jury trials.

Awards and Recognitions

New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2006 - 2018

New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2006 - 2017

Best Lawyers, 2006 - 2017

News and Events

Eleven Attorneys in Peckar & Abramson, PC’s New Jersey Office Named 2019 Super Lawyers

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

Thirty-Four Attorneys Across the Firm have been Named 2019 Best Lawyers In America

Twenty-Two Peckar & Abramson Attorneys Named 2018 Super Lawyers

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Construction Dispute Resolution

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
201.343.3434  Phone
201.343.6306  Fax
University Attended:
University of Wisconsin at Madison, B.A., 1968
Law School Attended:
Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1972
Year of First Admission:
United States Court of Federal Claims; United States District Court for the Southern District of New York; 1973, New York; 1973, New Jersey; United States Supreme Court; United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York; United States District Court for the District of New Jersey; United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Professional Associations

New Jersey State Bar Association

•Bergen County Bar Association.


Peer Reviews

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River Edge, New Jersey

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