Zetlin & De Chiara LLP Recognized as a Leading Firm in Construction Law by The Legal 500 United States 2024

The 2024 edition of The Legal 500 United States once again ranked Zetlin & De Chiara LLP as a leading firm for Construction Law. The guide recognized six Zetlin & De Chiara partners for their work in construction law, including Michael K. De Chiara, Raymond T. Mellon, Jaimee L. Nardiello, Loryn P. Riggiola, Michael J. Vardaro, and Michael S. Zetlin. In addition, Michael K. De Chiara, Michael J. Vardaro, and Michael S. Zetlin were named as Leading Lawyers in the practice area.

The Legal 500 United States guide reports “Regularly involved in high-value disputes for major owners, developers, and construction companies, the team at Zetlin & De Chiara LLP advises on project development claims, including delays, design and construction deficiencies, and subcontractor termination. Managing partner and experienced litigator Michael Vardaro leads the team, specializing in commercial construction litigation, and regularly representing clients before arbitration panels and administrative boards. Co-founding partners Michael Zetlin and Michael De Chiara boast decades of experience in construction litigation, with the latter serving as co-lead counsel alongside Jamiee Nardiello on the Champlain Towers South building collapse case.” “Senior partner Raymond Mellon specializes in adjacent property and business litigation, while Loryn Riggiola’s practice includes commercial litigation and high-value disputes.”

A client testimonial from the 2024 guide notes that the firm’s attorneys “understand the construction industry well.” Other client testimonials Zetlin & De Chiara attorneys, “Michael De Chiara gives sage advice and has helped to settle many high-profile construction defect cases.” Another client notes, “Raymond Mellon is an outstanding litigator.”

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