Zetlin & De Chiara has negotiated and drafted contracts and resolved disputes for Federal, State and local government agencies on construction projects. For example, we have drafted construction contracts for public park spaces, tunnels, highways, bridges, military facilities and office buildings.
The following are select representative matters:
We negotiated this prime contract with the government and prepared subcontracts and amendments for this innovative coastal green infrastructure project that is designed to reduce or reverse erosion and damage from storm waves, improve ecosystem health, and overall enhance people's experience of the shoreline of southern Staten Island.
Having earlier participated as a member of a team that negotiated and drafted construction/lease agreements for the conversion of the former Bayview Women's Correctional Facility to "The Women's Building" offering numerous social services, we subsequently assisted their selected construction manger in connection with contract and subcontract agreements.
Negotiated design-build documents for $110 million Alternate Care Facility project. The agreements were negotiated quickly with the US Government to allow for the emergency construction of the facility for treatment of patients affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
We obtained a dismissal of millions of dollars in claims asserted against our client by a general contractor for inefficiencies on the grounds that the contractor failed to prove its damages, instead attempting to rely on the total cost method to establish its damages.
This matter involves the Washington, D.C. world headquarters of a global monetary organization.
We represented an engineer against claims concerning mechanical, electrical, plumbing and sprinkler engineering services in connection with the construction of a government facility located in the Bronx.
We served as lead counsel in an international arbitration concerning a joint venture dispute totaling $39 million in claims.
We represented a major owner/developer in negotiation and drafting of a project labor agreement for its $3 billion, 1.6 million square-foot office tower and related public improvements in the area of Grand Central Terminal.
This highly confidential matter was a fee dispute for the $688 million renovation and redesign of a correctional facility.
We defended the Federal Government with respect to an $81 million request for equitable adjustment made by a contractor on a United States Courthouse.
We represented the United Nations Procurement Service in the review and preparation of form RFPs, construction management agreements, preparation of general conditions and associated risk management analysis in connection with classified security-related design-build projects abroad.