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.