Zetlin & De Chiara is known for providing unmatched legal representation to individuals and companies across the construction community. In addition to our commitment to our clients, we are committed to giving back to the communities we serve. Our partners serve as General Counsel, members of boards and take on other leadership positions for numerous professional associations, in addition to supporting various charities and non-profit organizations. 

The following are examples of the organizations in which we are involved.


proud supporters of the following charities

14 Plus Foundation

Build out Alliance 

Center for Active Design 

City Harvest

City Meals on Wheels

Concern Worldwide

Dramatist Guild Foundation

Habitat for Humanity

Help for Our Troops

Hope with a Heart 

Lincoln Center's Real Estate & Construction Council

March of Dimes 

National Building Museum 

New York Building Foundation

NYU Winthrop Hospital

Project Renewal

Queens Centers for Progress

Salvadori Foundation

United Way of New York City


active members of the following organizations

American Bar Association 

American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law 

Asian American Bar Association of New York 

Asian Affairs Committee, New York City Bar Association 

Construction Roundtable

Court-Annexed Arbitration Program, U.S. District Court for Eastern District of New York

Federal Bar Council 

Glen Ridge Zoning Board of Adjustment 

Landmarks Conservancy

Lincoln Center's Real Estate & Construction Council 

New Jersey Alliance of Action 

New York City Bar Association Construction Law Committee

New York County Lawyers Association 

Real Estate Board of New York 

Society of American Military Engineers

Structural Engineers Association of New York 

Urban Land Institute, New York 

general counsel to professional organizations

American Council of Engineering Companies, NJ and NY

American Institute of Architects (Brooklyn, NYC, NYS, Queens, Staten Island) 

American Society of Civil Engineers-Metro New York

Architects Council of New York City 

New York Building Congress

New York Building Foundation

Women Builders Council (WBC)

Society of American Registered Architects, New York Council 

construction and real estate organization boards and special committees

Center for Active Design 

Columbia University Industry Advisory Committee of Civil Engineering Mechanics 

Commercial Real Estate Women of New York (CREW)

Design Build Institute of America, New York Tri-State Metro Area 

Global Design Alliance

Iranian American Bar Association

New York Landmarks Conservancy 

ORT America, Inc. 

Pratt Institute

Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute of the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College 

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