Infrastructure

Zetlin & De Chiara has handled many infrastructure-related matters. Our attorneys have been involved in negotiating and drafting construction contracts and resolving disputes for projects related to highways, tunnels, railroads, and bridges. 

The following are select representative matters:

  • We were retained by our client to negotiate a massive $1 billion mixed-use project in Qatar.

  • 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.

  • We represented a hydro-geological firm in a dispute concerning the development of a water source for municipal water supply.

  • We represent and engineering design firm in a dispute with a Design-Build Contractor arising out of the public - private relationships (P3) that developed the replacement for one of the New York-metro-area's main bridges. The design-build contractor who bid upon this major renovation project with the input of our client, the lead design firm, claims – and our client disputes – that alleged, preliminary design errors resulted in plaintiff’s incurring additional costs in order to address those issues.  The parties were unsuccessful in resolving their dispute mediation. They are now involved in litigation. 

  • We represented performance bond sureties in connection with the takeover and completion of several major projects from defaulting contractors.

  • We represented a client in a matter involving allegations of design negligence exceeding $30 million in damages for delays and cost overruns in connection with the design of a highway/bridge project.

  • We defended an international architectural and engineering firm against allegations of design negligence exceeding $50 million in damages in connection with the design and construction of a highway/bridge project in New Jersey. 

  • We are representing the owner of multiple lots and buildings in Long Island City.

  • Zetlin & De Chiara represents the team leader/landscape architect of record for the award-winning Living Breakwaters in-water infrastructure and on-shore education and outreach project for Tottenville, Staten Island, in the review and negotiation of its professional service contracts with the NYS Governor's Office of Storm Recovery and its numerous subcontracts and amendments with its ecological and engineering consultants for the project. 

  • We obtained a favorable jury verdict for an internationally acclaimed engineering firm in a trial that lasted over six weeks in connection with the collapse of a public roadways supported by piers at a marine facility.  

  • We prevailed in state court and again on appeal in obtaining the discharge of a mechanic's lien placed on a public transportation facility that was leased to our private developer client.

  • We served as lead counsel for engineering firm in a case alleging various defects with the design and construction of a wastewater treatment plant.

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