Karla Pascarella Joins National Construction Law Firm Peckar & Abramsonas Partner


Karla Pascarella

National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that highly respected construction and infrastructure lawyer Karla Pascarella has joined the firm’s Austin office as a Partner.

“Karla Pascarella is an adept litigator and negotiator capable of managing multimillion-dollar domestic and international transactions and complex contracts for publicly and privately financed infrastructure projects,” said Steven M. Charney, Chairman of Peckar & Abramson. “Her global expertise in large energy and environmental infrastructure projects is invaluable as the firm’s footprint in Texas continues to expand.”

Pascarella represents a wide range of international and domestic corporate clients and construction professionals. Her practice primarily concentrates on commercial litigation, corporate compliance and governance, complex dispute resolution, and construction law. Fluent in both Spanish and English, she regularly handlesinternational business transactions and disputes and assists corporate clients with strategic legal decisions and global business matters.

Prior to joining Peckar & Abramson, Pascarella served as General Counsel for the North American affiliate of Isolux Corsan, a $2.1 billion international engineering, procurement and construction company. As General Counsel, she routinely counseled senior executives and executive committees on legal strategies and the implementation of key business decisions across the globe. She also handled an impressive range of legal disputes on multiple high-profile projects and oversaw the company’s legal approach for all lines of business, including wind, solar and other renewable energyprojects, major infrastructure works, and power transmission and distribution.

Pascarella is regarded as the go-to counsel for complexinternational transactions and legal matters. She has represented Fortune 500 clients in North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations and she served as a Delegate of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law and Practice, International Legal Exchange Program - Central America Delegation.

Pascarella is admitted to practice in the State of Texas and is a member of the State Bar, where she serves as both a Council Member for the International Section and Human Rights Committee and an appointed Member of the Committee on Women in the Profession. She has volunteered as an International Business Program Mentor and Judge with San Antonio’s Free Trade Alliance and has been featured in Texas Super Lawyers, as well as Texas Monthly and Law & Politics Magazine. She received her law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law and her bachelor of business administration from the University of the Incarnate Word.

About Peckar & Abramson, P.C.

Peckar & Abramson, P.C. maintains offices in New York City, New Jersey, Washington D.C., Miami, Chicago, Oakland, Los Angeles, Austin, Houston, Dallas and Pennsylvania, and has affiliations with global firms in Latin America (through its founding membership in CONSTRULEGAL), London, China and India. In addition to its core construction practice, the firm has affiliated practice groups who counsel contractors on labor and employment matters, corporate and regulatory compliance issues including D/M/WBE compliance and general corporate and real estate matters. The firm’s website can be found at www.pecklaw.com.

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