Zetlin & De Chiara LLP Ranked Tier 1 in U.S. News' 2018 "Best Law Firms"

New York, NY (November 1, 2017) – Zetlin and De Chiara LLP announced today that the firm has been selected as National Tier 1 in the areas of Construction Law and Construction Litigation by U.S. News for its 2018 “Best Law Firms” 2018 ranking.

Additionally, the firm is ranked as Metropolitan Tier 1 in New York City in the areas of Construction Law and Construction Litigation and as Metropolitan Tier 2 in New Jersey in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Construction Law.  Earlier this year, seven of the firm’s attorneys – Michael S. Zetlin, Michael K. De Chiara, Raymond T. Mellon, Carol J. Patterson, James J. Terry, Timothy F. Hegarty and Loryn P. Riggiola – were named to U.S. News’ 2018 “Best Lawyers in America” list.

This is the eighth annual Best Law Firms ranking, which is based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes information provided by law firms, in addition to the collection of client and lawyer evaluations and peer review from leading attorneys in their field.   


About Zetlin & De Chiara

Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, a leading construction law firm, provides sophisticated legal counsel and business advice to real estate owners, developers, institutions, design professionals, contractors, and other parties involved in construction projects in the United States and internationally.  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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