Partner Michael K. De Chiara Quoted in Gothamist

Zetlin & De Chiara LLP’s Senior Partner, Michael K. De Chiara, was quoted in the Gothamist on December 14, 2023, in a news article titled “Bronx building collapse sparks worries about NYC's aging housing stock”. De Chiara provided insights on the aftermath of a major building collapse in the Morris Heights section of the Bronx in New York City — and the related investigation intended to prevent future disasters.

In response to the likeliness of future collapses, Michael De Chiara noted “[t]hat partly depends on the results of the current investigation.” “Forensic engineers will determine whether problems that caused the collapse could be repeated in other buildings with the same design, construction methods or age.” “You look at New York City’s existing building stock and how many buildings like this are there?” De Chiara said. “Is this one of 50? Or a one-off?”

To read the full article written by David Brand on Gothamist’s website click here.

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