Michael C. Zisa

Michael C. Zisa
Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
2055 L Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20036

Michael C. Zisa focuses his practice on construction, surety, and government contracts law and is the Co-Managing Partner of Peckar & Abramson's Washington, DC office, and the Chair of the firm's Surety and Construction Related Insurance Defense Practice Group. For over 20 years, he has successfully represented sureties, general contractors, subcontractors and owners in litigation before federal and state courts in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia as well as various contract appeals boards and in alternative dispute resolution forums. Although well-versed in the litigation process, Zisa regularly assists and counsels clients to avoid litigation when possible through planning and preemptive actions including contract review and negotiation, contract administration assistance, and claim analysis and development.

Zisa represents construction clients on public and private projects with regard to a variety of matters ranging from prosecution and defense of breach of contract and request for equitable adjustment claims to payment bond, performance bond, and mechanic’s lien claims. His work for surety clients includes analysis and defense of payment bond and performance bond claims, negotiation and administration of takeover arrangements, and prosecution of subrogation and indemnity actions. In addition to a construction, surety and government contracts practice, Zisa represents business entities ranging from sole proprietorships to Fortune 500 companies with regard to commercial litigation and transactional matters. Zisa regularly speaks and writes on construction and surety issues and has been recognized by Washington, DC Super Lawyers in the areas of construction litigation, surety and government contracts since 2014. Zisa was recently recognized by Chambers USA and is a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America.