Zetlin & De Chiara LLP Recognized as a Leading Firm in Construction Law by The Legal 500 United States 2023 

The 2023 edition of The Legal 500 United States once again ranked Zetlin & De Chiara LLP as a leading firm for Construction law. In addition, three partners have been recognized as leading lawyers in the practice area, including Michael K. De Chiara, Michael J. Vardaro, and Michael S. Zetlin.

The Legal 500 US 2023 guide reports “Zetlin & De Chiara LLP stands out for its team’s diverse backgrounds in architecture, engineering as well LEED accreditation, with clients including architects, developers, and contractors.

“Michael Vardaro oversees the team and is noted for his proficiency in issues of ethics in construction, while Michael Zetlin’s expertise is sought out by contractors, developers as well as premier owners. Michael De Chiara is also noted for his experience in construction contract negotiation and drafting. Carol Patterson focuses on the design and construction of projects across the financial, technology and educational sectors, while Raymond Mellon often represents significant contracting, architectural, and engineering firms in litigation and business negotiation mandates, and Loryn Riggiola is also a name to note.”

A client testimonial from the 2023 guide notes “[t]hey understand all aspects of construction, and are extremely good at providing legal advice regarding US matters to those not based in the US.” Another source notes “[t]his is a small size firm with exceptional knowledge of construction litigation and excellent negotiating skills.”

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