New York, NY (November 5, 2020) - Leading construction law firm Zetlin & De Chiara LLP announced today that ten of the firm’s attorneys were selected to Super Lawyers 2020, part of Thomson Reuters. An annual attorney rating service, Super Lawyers recognizes outstanding lawyers who have attained a high level of professional achievement and are well respected by their peers and colleagues. The selection process, culling from over 70 practice areas, includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
As a senior professional in her field, Tara Mulrooney is committed to giving back to the community. For the second year, Ms. Mulrooney will be providing career advice to a junior member of the real estate community as part of the ULI Mentor program.
- 10.01.2020New York Law Journal
- 09.09.2020New York Law Journal
It looks like we will continue to be virtual for an indeterminate time. Now that we are out of the panic mode and into a more pragmatic state of mind, we need to get to back to the business of maintaining top of the mind awareness of the firm and developing new business in a virtual business world.
New York, NY, (August 20, 2020) -- Zetlin & De Chiara LLP is pleased to announce that nine lawyers have been included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.
In addition, three lawyers have been included in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognizes lawyers demonstrating outstanding professional skills early in their careers in private practice in the United States.
New York, NY (July 27, 2020) ‐ Construction law firm Zetlin and De Chiara LLP announced today that Richard Kalinowski, and Chengdong Xing, Associates at the firm, were selected for Crain’s 2020 list of Rising Stars in Real Estate. The honorees were highlighted for being “drivers of New York’s real estate engine—those individuals whose grit and ingenuity power the region’s progress and the industry’s growth.”
Eight Firms Join Forces to Form the Workwell Coalition to Rejuvenate the Office
- 06.19.2020Zetlin & De Chiara LLP Ranks Highly in The Top 50 Construction Law Firms by Construction Executive Magazine
Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, has been ranked among The Top 50 Construction Law Firms™ by Construction Executive Magazine. Zetlin & De Chiara is one of a handful of law firms that focuses exclusively on construction law. Zetlin & De Chiara is consistently recognized as one of the leading construction law firms in the country by national and international ranking organizations including Chambers USA, Legal 500 and Best Lawyers.
- 06.15.2020Legal 500 USA
Zetlin & De Chiara LLP has once again been recognized as a leading construction law firm by The Legal 500 US in its annual guide.
- 06.04.2020Zetlin & De Chiara LLP Earns Top Recognition in Chambers USA for Being “Top Caliber in Matters Arising in Construction Law”
Zetlin & De Chiara LLP Earns Top Recognition in Chambers USA for Being “Top Caliber in Matters Arising in Construction Law”
- 05.19.2020New York Real Estate Journal
Jaimee Nardiello, Partner at Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, was recognized by the New York Real Estate Journal in its Women and Real Estate feature.
- 04.28.2020Steel Institute of America
Construction sites close down for emergencies—whether or not everyone involved is ready. The COVID-19 lockdown adds new forms of operational and legal uncertainty. Yet a shutdown needn’t be a disaster: it’s time to plan, anticipate potential problems, and upgrade procedures.
Billy Joel's litigation with a former contractor over work performed in his Long Island home was featured in an article in Newsday. The rockstar is being represented by Zetlin & De Chiara LLP. The firm is quoted in the article.
- 04.16.2020National Law Journal
Z&D Senior Partner Carol J. Patterson Named Real Estate/Construction Law Trailblazer By National Law Journal
The Paycheck Protection Act Loan Application has been released. With an authorization of up to $349 billion businesses are encouraged to apply quickly.
A copy of the loan application can be downloaded below.
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.
- 11.05.2019Real Estate Weekly
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.
- Legal 500
Zetlin & De Chiara’s Construction Law Expertise
Recognized Again by Legal 500 US
- Super Lawyers
- 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.
Purchase the book here https://www.americanbar.org/products/inv/book/364203111/
Eleven Zetlin & De Chiara LLP Attorneys Recognized by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers 2019
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.
- 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.
- Real Estate Weekly
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.