Advisory Board

John Hanover

Managing Partner, Peckar & Abramson Law


Executive summary:

John D. Hanover is the managing partner of the Los Angeles office of Peckar and Abramson. He is an experienced trial lawyer who concentrates his practice in the areas of construction and real estate litigation. John’s client base is diverse and includes the representation of general contractors, subcontractors, developers, design professionals, construction managers, owners, financial institutions and sureties. For nearly 20 years, Mr. Hanover has handled multi-million dollar disputes for his clients in court, arbitrations and mediations, having acted as lead counsel in tens of jury and non-jury trials in court, and more than one hundred arbitrations and mediations. John has developed a particular expertise in all areas of construction law and construction dispute resolution arising out of both private and public works and has demonstrated tremendous success in handling construction matters ranging from contract disputes, delay and interruption claims, and payment remedies to claims of defective work.


  • Past President of the Los Angeles Hillel Council
  • Chair of the Legal Division of the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles
  • Fellow of the Wexner Heritage Foundation


Education & Qualifications

• Bachelor of Arts, Tufts University, summa cum laude

• Juris Doctorate, Vanderbilt University School of Law

• Licensed to practice law in California, Nevada, Colorado, and Tennessee

Past Employers

• State Bar of California (Real Property Law Section)

• State Bar of Nevada

• Los Angeles County Bar Association (Real Property Section, Construction Law Subsection)

• Clark County (Nevada) Bar Association

• American Bar Association

• Forum on the Construction Industry

• Construction Litigation Section

• Associated General Contractors of California

• Urban Land Institute