Partner Michael K. De Chiara Quoted in Commercial Observer Article, “NYC Considers New Law to Prevent Building Collapses”

Zetlin & De Chiara LLP Senior Partner, Michael K. De Chiara, was quoted in the Commercial Observer on April 26, 2024, in a news article titled “NYC Considers New Law to Prevent Building Collapses”. Mr. De Chiara provided insights on the aftermath of a building collapse in the Morris Heights section of the Bronx in New York City — and the related investigation process intended to prevent future disasters.

“Michael De Chiara, a partner at law firm Zetlin & De Chiara, said the city’s investigation process after such serious events should prioritize understanding the cause of the collapse.

‘There’s a huge array of potential factors, and it could also be a combination of factors that come together that cause this thing to happen,’ De Chiara said in an interview with Commercial Observer shortly after the Billingsley Terrace collapse.

‘Once we figure out what the mechanism of the collapse was, then the question is how repeatable is this?’ De Chiara said.”

 To read the full article written by Abigail Nehring at the Commercial Observer, click here.

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