Zetlin & De Chiara LLP Recognized as Top Tier Construction Law Firm by U.S. News – Best Lawyers 2017

New York, NY (November 11, 2016) - Leading construction law firm Zetlin and De Chiara LLP today announced it has been named a National Tier 1 firm in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 “Best Law Firms” ranking in the Construction Law and Litigation – Construction categories. Additionally, eight attorneys from Zetlin & De Chiara have been named to the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in America©.

The firm was also selected as Metropolitan Tier 1 in New York City in the Construction Law and Litigation – Construction categories and Metropolitan Tier 3 in New Jersey’s Construction Law category. The following attorneys from Zetlin and De Chiara have been named to the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in America©:


Caldwell, NJ

Loryn P. Riggiola


New York, NY

Michael K. De Chiara

Raymond T. Mellon

Carol J. Patterson

James J. Terry

Caldwell, NJ

Timothy F. Hegarty


New York, NY

Michael K. De Chiara

Michael S. Zetlin

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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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