Chambers USA Ranks Zetlin & De Chiara LLP as a Leading Firm for Construction Law

Zetlin & De Chiara LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has once again been ranked as a top construction law firm in New York by Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in its 2024 edition. In addition, five partners were recognized as notable practitioners in the construction law practice area, including Michael K. De Chiara, Raymond T. Mellon, Carol J. Patterson, Michael J. Vardaro, and Michael S. Zetlin.

The Chambers USA 2024 guide describes Zetlin & De Chiara as “a respected construction law boutique distinguished for its representation of architectural and engineering firms, and increasingly owners and developers. The firm has notable strength in litigation and arbitration in addition to contract review and negotiations. The team handles a wide range of public and private sector developments, including retail, infrastructure, industrial and residential projects. It demonstrates additional expertise in project labor agreements and real estate licensing agreements.” The guide highlights comments from construction industry clients. One client notes “[t]he firm has a deep bench that always results in prompt responses to our needs.” Another client notes “[t]hey are absolutely phenomenal. They are able to look at situations and really go through matters and get to the bottom of it without causing stress and anxiety.” Additional feedback described the firm as “[a] great team. They are always responsive.”

Comments regarding the ranked attorneys featured in the Chambers USA 2024 guide include:

Michael K. De Chiara
"He is a preeminent litigation expert."
"Michael is at the forefront and knows all the necessary players."

Raymond T. Mellon
"Great litigator and business acumen to get to the resolution."
"He knows the industry and issues."

Carol J. Patterson
"Carol is great at contracts."

Michael J. Vardaro
"Michael has handled some very complicated and sophisticated matters and other parties respect his views and opinion. He has been responsive on a number of urgent matters and will always make himself available."

Michael S. Zetlin
"Michael Zetlin is very kind and a pleasure to work with. He gets back to you immediately and answers your questions. He gives wise counsel and good advice."
"A very fine construction lawyer."

Chambers is a leading legal data and analytics provider, highlighting the top lawyers and law firms across the USA. The rankings are based on extensive research and interviews with peers and clients around the country.

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