James Terry Recognized by Client Choice Awards

For Immediate Release

James Terry of Zetlin & De Chiara LLP Recognized by Client Choice Awards 2017

New York, NY (February 9, 2017) - Leading construction law firm Zetlin and De Chiara LLP announced today that James Terry, a Partner at the firm, is a winner of the Client Choice Awards 2017 and is the exclusive winner of the Construction category for New York.

Mr. Terry is a successful litigator, negotiator and advocate specializing in the resolution of complex design, development and construction management disputes across the spectrum of the built environment. In practice for more than three decades, his portfolio includes construction defect claims, bid protests, change orders, liquidated damages, delays, cumulative impact claims, lost productivity, acceleration and inefficiency claims for national and international clients. He resolves disputes involving construction contract and tort issues through mediation, arbitration and litigation.

“We congratulate James on being named the exclusive winner of the Construction category for New York for this year’s Client Choice Awards,” said Managing Partner Michael Vardaro. “James works tirelessly on behalf of Zetlin and De Chiara’s clients and the recognition is well deserved.”

Established in 2005, the Client Choice Awards program is unique in that nominees are submitted by senior corporate counsel around the globe. This year, winners were chosen from a pool of 2,500 nominees. Criteria focus on the attorney’s ability to add real value to clients’ business, specifically: quality of legal advice, commercial awareness, industry knowledge, strategic thinking, billing transparency, tailored fee structures, value for money, responsiveness, effective communication, clarity of documentation, sharing of expertise, appropriate staffing, project management, use of technology, loyalty and ethics. To view all 2017 winners, please visit

About Zetlin & De Chiara

Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, a leading construction law firm, provides sophisticated legal counsel and business advice to real estate owners and developers as well as architecture and engineering firms in the New York Metropolitan area and around the country.  Many of its attorneys have direct experience with construction and design issues through their work as in-house construction counsel, education and training as architects and engineers, and by earning LEED accreditation. The firm provides counsel throughout the planning, design, and construction process — from drafting and negotiating contracts to advising on risk management strategies.  Zetlin & De Chiara represents clients in litigation and alternative dispute resolution, and also advises on business formation, licensing and corporate issues.

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