Gadsby Hannah LLP, a leading business and technology law firm, announced today that Peter M. Zuk, a nationally recognized construction expert, has joined the firm as a partner. Mr. Zuk comes back to New England from Colorado, where he recently served as Vice President of Global Construction for industry giant Level 3 Communications. Prior to his work at Level 3, Mr. Zuk was Project Director for Boston’s Big Dig from 1991 to 1998. Mr. Zuk also served as Deputy Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1989 to 1991.
Mr. Zuk has held the management reins on two of the largest and most complex construction projects ever built in the United States. At Level 3, he managed the nation’s largest telecommunications project to date. The Level 3 Intercity Network Project involved the construction of a 20,000-mile, coast-to-coast network connecting more than 100 major cities and costing more than $10 billion. And as the longest-serving Project Director for the Big Dig, Mr. Zuk led the project through the design and approval stages and into construction, including the successful completion of the Ted Williams Tunnel in December 1995.
He gained his expertise through 10 years in private practice and as the former Massachusetts Deputy Attorney General and former Deputy Chief of the Civil Bureau and the Contracts Division. Mr. Zuk will help guide clients through the legal and business issues inherent in complicated construction, development and technology projects, and complex public approval processes.
Mr. Zuk received his undergraduate degree from Colgate University and his law degree from Boston College Law School. His long list of industry accolades includes the 1996 Outstanding Achievement Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers, the 1996 Newsmaker Award from Engineering News-Record, the 1998 New England Engineering Achievement Award from the Engineer’s Week Boston Celebration Committee, the 1999 Person of the Year Award from the Construction Industries of Massachusetts, and the 2000 Construction Management Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers.