Founded over 30 years ago, Zetlin & De Chiara LLP is one of the nation’s leading construction law firms. Our attorneys deliver a full range of services centered around construction law. The firm and its attorneys are frequently recognized by Chambers USA, Legal500 US, and The Best Lawyers in America, among other leading industry publications.


We are committed to partnering with our clients to help bring their projects to life. We are focused on producing superior results that lead to successful projects and satisfied clients. In the event a project goes awry, we proactively collaborate with our clients to achieve the best possible resolution.


We are a boutique firm comprised of attorneys with diverse backgrounds, viewpoints, and interests who share a common passion for the world of construction. Our associates are integral in the success of our practice, with hands-on responsibility to support our clients’ needs.


We proudly advocate on behalf of an elite roster of architects, engineers, real estate owners, developers, owners’ representatives, municipalities, and construction managers.


Our clients involve us in all types of complex construction projects including: airports, arenas, condominiums and co-ops, convention centers, corporate campuses, dams, data centers, docks, domed facilities, environmental remediation, food and beverage packaging facilities, highways, hospitals, hotels, industrial buildings, libraries, malls, manufacturing plants, medical facilities, mixed use facilities, museums, parks, power plants, residential halls, retail stores, schools, skyscrapers, stadiums, storage facilities, subways, theaters, theme parks, train stations, transmission systems, tunnels, urban planning, warehouses and distribution facilities, water treatment plants, and yachts among others.


Based in New York City, Zetlin & De Chiara attorneys advise on projects located throughout the United States and abroad.

OUR COMMITMENT TO Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We are committed to promoting an inclusive work environment in which people with diverse backgrounds and experiences share a commitment to our core principles of professionalism, excellence, and teamwork.


We our attorneys to develop through hands-on learning and mentorship. Our associates are given opportunities to take on significant responsibility early in their careers. Our Professional Development Committee offers in-depth training opportunities to our associates year-round.

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