Labor Law, Employment Law Attorneys - New York City, NY
Barry J. Peek
Barry J. Peek is a Member of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C., and practices in the areas of labor and employment law. Since 1977, Mr. Peek has represented major public and private sector unions and their individual members throughout New York and the metropolitan area. These clients have included Local 1199/SEIU; United Federation of Teachers; Association of Municipal Employees; Nassau County Superior Officer Association; Suffolk County Correction Officers Association; Oceanside Federation of Teachers; Freeport Teachers Association; Local 237/I.B.T. AFL-CIO; Nassau County Detectives Association; Southold PBA; Garden City PBA; and Council of Supervisors and Administrators.
Mr. Peek has represented the aforementioned organizations in all aspects of labor relations including contract negotiations, mediation, arbitration, federal and state court actions, appearances before the National Labor Relations Board and the Public Employment Relations Board. He has also appeared before federal and state courts involving all matters of employment discrimination and has lectured extensively in this area.
Mr. Peek also represents individuals in the entertainment industry, including news anchors, screenwriters and actors. Having practiced entertainment law for over twenty years, Mr. Peek is a trusted advisor to many in this specialized area.
Notable experience includes:
In September 2012, received a favorable interest arbitration award on behalf of a law enforcement union in Suffolk County
Negotiated cutting edge initial labor contracts involving Charter Schools in New York City
Negotiated an employment contract for a Senior V.P. of a production company in New York
Completed an employment contract for an F.M. radio personality in the New York area
He was also recognized by Long Island Pulse Magazine in 2010 and 2011 as one of the region's “Top Legal Eagles.” Mr. Peek is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest level in professional excellence and was recognized by New York Super Lawyers for six consecutive years (2007-2012).
Mr. Peek has lectured on the topics of Public Sector Labor Law, the Railway Labor Act and Arbitration Law.
Before joining Meyer, Suozzi, Mr. Peek was a partner of the firm Gaba & Peek, where his practice was limited to representing public sector labor unions and individuals with employment-related issues.