Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that all non-essential construction in New York must stop. This change in policy was made in response to the spread of COVID-19 across New York and the outcry from construction workers dealing with health risks on job sites.
As of today, March 16, 2020, Zetlin & De Chiara LLP has decided to implement a remote working environment for our entire staff. We are a firm that takes great pride in the trust placed in us by our clients and we have a robust infrastructure that allows our attorneys to provide services no matter where they are physically located. This infrastructure is now serving us well as we are able to look after the health and safety of our employees while maintaining our ability to provide unparalleled services to our clients.
The health and safety of our clients, friends and colleagues are foremost in our minds as we continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 outbreak.
Zetlin and De Chiara LLP attorney Chengdong (C.D.) Xing has been elevated to the position of Co-Chair of the Asian Affairs Committee of the City Bar for a term ending July 2021. He most recently served as Secretary.
Richard Kalinowski Featured in NYREJ 2020 Ones to Watch List
Loryn Riggiola was named to NJBIZ's 2020 Best Women in Business. The individuals recognized in NJBIZ Best 50 Women in Business program are not just operating in the Garden State’s enterprise environment "they’re leading it, as decision-makers, trendsetters and forward thinkers".
- 02.28.2020Anazette Ray and Roy Schwartz Briefed NYC High School Students on Careers in Law as part of NYC Career Discovery WeekPartnership for New York City and NYC Department of Education
"Get a mentor." That may be the most valuable piece of advice imparted on February 11 by Anazette Ray and Roy Schwartz, attorneys at Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, when they spoke to the future leaders of New York City at the High School for Civil Rights in Brooklyn as part of Career Discovery Week.
- 12.23.2019Max Rayetsky Named to Advisory Board of Mattone Family Institute for Real Estate Law at St. John's University School of Law
A new industry coalition, The Alliance for Fair and Equitable Contracting (AFFECT), a group comprised of the General Contractors Association of New York, the New York Building Congress, the Associated General Contractors of New York State LLC, the Building Trades Employers Association and the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York filed suit in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York seeking relief from the “draconian contractor debarment regime put in place by the New York legislature and the MTA, culminating in publication of renewed “emergency” regulations in the New York State Register on November 6, 2019.” The challenged law and related regulations also apply to design professionals and other consultants who contract with the MTA.
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Roy Schwartz, Principal at Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, was spotlighted in a profile in Real Estate Journal's One to Watch Spotlight.
Fluent in both Mandarin and English, Mr. Xing represents owners/developers, designers, architects, engineers, and contractors in a wide variety of legal matters including construction contractual risks and dispute resolution. He is one of the handful of China-U.S. dual-qualified lawyers practicing construction law, with a focus on complex litigation.
- 10.28.2019Zetlin & De Chiara LLP Ranked Tier 1 National and New York City in 2020 Edition of U.S. News Best Law FirmsU.S. News
Zetlin & De Chiara LLP has again been selected by U.S. News for its annual “Best Law Firms” ranking as a Tier 1 National law firm for Construction Law and Construction Litigation. Additionally, the firm is ranked as Tier 1 in New York City for Construction Law and Construction Litigation.
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- 09.26.2019American Bar Association
Carol J. Patterson served as the lead editor for the newly revised American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on Construction Law's updated textbook, Construction Law, Second Edition, which is now available. Timothy Hegarty is among the co-authors of the textbook.
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Patti Harris, Special Counsel to Zetlin & De Chiara LLP and Founder & CEO of LicenseSure LLC received The Sutherland Award from the Global Design Alliance in Minneapolis. Given in memory of Tom Sutherland, former Chair of the GDA and Managing Principal of DIALOG Design, the award is presented to an individual from a member firm who exemplifies GDA's core purpose of simply being "Better Together."
Partner Tara Mulrooney featured in NYREJ's 2019 Women in Real Estate
Zetlin & De Chiara LLP has been recognized as a leading construction law firm by The Legal 500 US in its annual guide.
- 08.15.2019The Best Lawyers in America 2020
Eight attorneys at Zetlin and De Chiara LLP were recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© for 2020. This marks an increase from 2019 when seven attorneys were listed.
- 08.06.2019New York Real Estate Journal
Jaimee Nardiello, Partner, was honored by CREWNY with its Founder's Award as a member who exemplifies the finest qualities of the organization, consistently supports CREWNY's mission and goals, and does so with remarkable generosity in sharing both time and talent in support of others.
Tara Mulrooney's return to Zetlin & De Chiara LLP has been featured in Real Estate Weekly, GlobeSt.com, CityBizList, The Mann Report, New York Law Journal, Bloomberg Big Law Business, and Law 360.
As a recently appointed woman partner practicing real estate and construction law at Zetlin & De Chiara, Tara Mulrooney emphasizes that professional women should find mentors. She also advises women to specialize and build an expertise early on in an area for which they have a passion.
Zetlin & De Chiara's newest partner returned to the boutique construction law firm after a number of years with much larger general practice firms.
Construction law firm Zetlin & De Chiara LLP announced today the arrival of Anazette W. Ray. She joins the firm’s Caldwell, New Jersey office as an Associate.
- Tim Hegarty Featured in The Dotted Line: How to Make the Most of Contingency Funds-Construction Dive
When it comes to meeting deadlines and budgets, a little bit of a cushion is always a plus for contractors. That could come in the form of some extra time built into the schedule or as additional material that saves the day when, for instance, an inexperienced worker butchers a few pieces of drywall.
Zetlin & De Chiara LLP has been ranked as a top construction law firm in New York for the 13th consecutive year by Chambers USA in its 2019 guide to top law firms and lawyers. Four partners were again ranked as leaders in their fields.
Zetlin & De Chiara LLP Partner Jaimee Nardiello has been elected to the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law Governing Committee.
Zetlin & De Chiara LLP partner Loryn Riggiola will be honored for her contributions to the building industry by The Mann Foundation at its spring gala celebrating the foremost women in the apparel, banking, real estate, and hedge fund industries.
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Construction law firm Zetlin & De Chiara LLP announced today the addition of Jason Kosek, Max Rayetsky and Ryan Waton, who join the firm’s New York office as Associates.
Zetlin & De Chiara LLP Senior Partner Michael S. Zetlin and key real estate industry leaders will examine the latest trends in brick and mortar retail for stores looking to attract and engage millennial consumers at Commercial Observer’s 3rd Annual Retail Forum on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in Manhattan.
Rebecca Ahdoot, an associate at construction law firm Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, has been selected on behalf of the Iranian American Bar Association to serve on New York’s Judicial Screening Committee, King’s County for 2019.
Timothy F. Hegarty, a partner at construction law firm Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, will speak at the AIA Project Delivery Symposium 2019: Delivering the Future in Washington, DC from March 11-12, where members of the development, design, and construction communities, will share perspectives on the latest strategies for driving project outcomes, allocating risk, and employing software to close the gap between design, fabrication and construction.
Zetlin & De Chiara LLP Co-Founder Michael S. Zetlin was recognized for his long and storied legal career representing the development, design and construction industry at City & State’s 50 Over 50 awards on January 29, 2019 at Sony Hall.
Zetlin & De Chiara partner Jaimee Nardiello is featured in NYREJ's 'Year in Review'.
- Partner Jaimee Nardiello to Speak at 2019 ABA Midwinter Construction Industry Forum Conference in Los Angeles
Jaimee Nardiello, a partner at construction law firm Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, will speak at the 2019 American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on Construction Law’s midwinter conference on Public Construction Projects: Not Always a Hollywood Ending. The conference will celebrate the town's creativity and vitality as it explores the characteristics of public construction.
CREWNY, Commercial Real Estate Women New York, announced boutique construction law firm Zetlin & De Chiara LLP as the recipient of the 2018 Sponsor of the Year Award. For nearly 20 years, the firm has supported CREWNY’s dedication to the advancement of professional women in commercial real estate through networking, education and leadership development.
Construction law firm Zetlin & De Chiara LLP announced today the addition of Danielle Meyer, who joins the firm’s New York office as an Associate.
- Raymond Mellon Honored by Queens AIA for Efforts in Establishing The Queens Foundation for Architecture
The Queens Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Queens) honored its General Counsel Raymond T. Mellon, Senior Partner at Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, on December 13 with a Chapter Citation Award. Mr. Mellon was recognized for his efforts on behalf of AIA Queens to establish the Queens Foundation for Architecture. His legal guidance and advocacy were instrumental to the nonprofit’s inception and launch.
Loryn Riggiola, Partner at leading construction law firm Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, spoke on a panel sponsored by the Women Builders Council (WBC) on Monday, November 19. The program, Our Stories: The Women of Real Estate, discussed the changing dynamics of the Real Estate and Construction industries and how to empower women leaders within them.
Michael S. Zetlin, co-founding Partner of leading construction law firm Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, will be honored on December 5 at the 2018 gala of the New York Building Congress. He is being recognized for his long and storied legal career involving the design and construction industry.
Construction law firm Zetlin & De Chiara LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Hal Blanchard, who joins the firm’s New York office as an Associate.
Zetlin & De Chiara LLP announced today that the firm has once again been selected for National Tier 1 in the areas of Construction Law and Construction Litigation by U.S. News for its annual “Best Law Firms” ranking.
Construction law firm, Zetlin & De Chiara LLP is deepening its bench with the addition of two attorneys, Rebecca Ahdoot and David A. Beatty.
Those in the construction industry may see themselves as traditional practitioners of an ancient trade, but as modern technology increasingly finds its way into their work, construction lawyers and their clients...
"CREW New York’s history is an inspiration to all of us, recreated real estate in our city, and offered countless opportunities to women,” said Jaimee Nardiello, 2018 CREW New York presidenta and a partner with Zetlin & De Chiara LLP. “With such a great foundation, we’re about looking to the future, helping women enter, learn and succeed in our industry.
Zetlin and De Chiara LLP, a leading construction law firm, is honored to announce that seven of the firm’s attorneys have been named “Best Lawyers in America” for 2019. Additionally, co-founding partner Michael Zetlin has been selected as a “Lawyer of the Year” within the Construction Law practice group in the New York City region by the respected, peer review guide.