Category: In The News

2021 Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship for Autism Winner, Louis Godfrey

The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., is pleased to announce that Louis Godfrey has been selected as the winner of our 2021 Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship for Autism. Louis recently graduated from J.L. Mann Academy in Greenville, South Carolina and will be attending Clemson University this fall. Louis’ winning essay on “Adversity and Autism” was an inspiring […]

David Perecman "Lawyer of the Year"

The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., is pleased to announce that Attorney David H. Perecman has once again been selected for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®! In addition to earning his 15th consecutive selection to the prestigious attorney-ranking publication, Mr. Perecman was additionally recognized as a 2022 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of […]

On Memorial Day, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that families of frontline public employees who die from COVID-19 would be entitled to benefits typically reserved for those who suffer fatal injuries on the job. Citing the need to do more than simply thank the men and women who brave the line of duty to provide essential […]

walking on sidewalk

It’s a New Year and another winter in New York, and for many around the State, January is the coldest month of the season. Though NYC may not see torrents of lake-effect snowfall like other parts of New York, it can and often does receive a considerable amount of precipitation and snow – especially from […]

Perecman staff with gifts

At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. we wholeheartedly believe that the spirit of the holidays means giving and sharing. To spread holiday cheer and embrace what the season means to us, we recently delivered gifts to 75 children at a local homeless shelter in Harlem. Altogether, about two dozen families and their children benefitted from the […]

traffic cop

In July, New York safety advocates staged a “die-in” in Washington Square Park to raise awareness about the dangers bicyclists face on busy NYC roads, and to honor the memory of 15 cyclists killed in the first seven months of 2019. Since then, a number of smaller vigils and community awareness events have been held, […]


The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.’s own Sagar Chadha recently appeared on Jus Punjabi TV’s “The Way Forward” to discuss construction accidents and the New York Labor Law with host Harjot Singh. A former prosecutor with the Queens County District Attorney’s Office, Sagar Chadha has transitioned his practice to represent injured and wronged plaintiffs’ in matters of civil personal […]

New York Buildings

Officials from New York City’s Department of Buildings have approved demolition of JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Manhattan headquarters. Demo of the looming 700+ foot, 52-floor high rise at 270 Park Avenue will be the world’s tallest intentional building demolition in history, according to Construction Dive. Completed in 1961, the glass metal high rise was for nearly […]


On the heels of the longest partial shutdown of the federal government in U.S. history, labor advocates are voicing more significant, systemic concerns regarding regulatory oversight of workplace safety in the current administration. Those concerns are especially prominent in New York, where statistics have shown a dramatic increase in workplace deaths, and NYC’s most dangerous year for construction […]

Avonte Oquendo

Senator Charles Schumer recently announced that the recently unveiled United States spending bill includes “Kevin & Avonte’s Law”, named after Avonte Oquendo and Kevin Curtis Wills, two young boys with autism, who tragically died after wandering off. This law, if passed, will provide reauthorization for and allow for the expansion of an existing program put […]