Zetlin & De Chiara's experience with educational institutions includes work on projects in primary and secondary schools as well as schools of Higher Education. Examples include The Collegiate School, Columbia University, Marymount College, New York University and Christ Church School. We have drafted construction contracts for dormitories, libraries, and other buildings used for educational purposes, and have represented prominent academic institutions in litigation.
The following are select representative matters:
We represented a prominent developer in connection with construction agreements for an approximately $420 million project consisting of a 43-story mixed-use building, including the fit-out of a public school.
We are representing Columbia University, an internationally renowned Ivy League university, in a dispute with a contractor in connection with work on its Jerome L Greene Science Center, home to the Mort Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, at its uptown, Manhattanville campus. The $6.3 billion project is a high-tech, sophisticated medical research facility. The dispute involves multi-million dollars in delay and disputed work claims with the contractor.
We have represented an Ivy League university in connection with contractor claims for delays and cost overruns totaling over 25 million in connection with the construction of a new medical research facility.
We represented an engineer against errors and omissions claim in connection with construction of one of the nation's premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation located in the Bronx.
We represented a private education institution in connection with the construction of a brand new facility by drafting and negotiating various design and construction management agreements.
We represented a national developer in connection with a new student housing project.
We prepared design and construction related agreements on behalf of a private educational institution in connection with school renovation project.
We represented the architect of an exclusive private school based in Manhattan against claims of errors and omissions related to the construction of the premises.
We successfully obtained dismissal of claims asserted against an architectural firm in a multi-million dollar federal litigation involving allegations of defective design and construction administration services in connection with the construction of a public school building.
We provided counsel and drafted of construction contracts and subcontracts for renovations of university facilities in the New York metropolitan area.
We are representing the project's mechanical and structural engineer with respect to a claim relating to the design and delays in the completion of a university laboratory in New Jersey.