Anazette W. Ray brings a wealth of experience representing architects and engineers in a wide variety of litigation matters. Prior to joining Zetlin & De Chiara, Ms. Ray worked at a boutique litigation firm where she handled all aspects of complex construction litigation on the trial court and appellate levels in representing architects and engineers in the defense of professional malpractice and general litigation matters. Ms. Ray established a successful record of defending her clients in numerous forums, including state and federal court, mediation, arbitrations, and hearings. Representative claims that Ms. Ray has handled include: condominium defect cases, critical path delay claims, errors and omissions claims, and contract disputes.
Ms. Ray serves as an Executive Board member for Gallery of Dance Dazzlers Dance Troupe, a travel dance troupe for children ages 5-18. As an Executive Board member, she assists in organizing and overseeing community outreach, team building, and fundraising activities.
Ms. Ray was selected to the 2021 Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation's Emerging Leaders program. She was featured in both the New York Real Estate Journal's 2020 and Best Lawyers Ones to Watch lists. Ms. Ray was selected by the Women Builders Council (WBC) as one of WBC's 2023 Outstanding Women.
News & Events
Zetlin & De Chiara partners Michael Zetlin, Michael De Chiara, Bill Chimos, Tim Hegarty, Ray Mellon, Jaimee Nardiello, Carol Patterson, Loryn Riggiola, and Jim Terry were once again recognized by Best Lawyers in their 2023 list of top Construction attorneys.
Additionally, Hal Blanchard, Rachel John, Anazette Ray and Roy Schwartz were selected as Ones to Watch.
- 05.31.2022New York Real Estate Journal
Anazette Ray was recently featured in the NY Real Estate Journal's Ones to Watch Spotlight. She was interviewed by the journal and recognized for her wealth of experience representing architects and engineers in a wide variety of litigation matters.
- 04.20.2021Anazette Ray Selected for the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation’s Spring 2021 Emerging Leaders Program
Anazette Ray, an Associate in Zetlin & De Chiara's New Jersey office has been selected to participate in the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation’s Spring 2021 Emerging Leaders Program. The program, entitled Perseverance, Power, Politics brings together peers from architecture, engineering, construction, real estate, law and financial services with senior women in the field to explore ways of advancing their careers. Participants share common goals and trade personal strategies for success.
- 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.
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.
In recent weeks, there has been a long list of companies, from all industries spanning from construction/engineering to fashion and hospitality, that have announced that they are completely severing ties with Russia, while a host of others have announced a temporary halt. See Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld, Over 400 Companies Have Withdrawn from Russia – But Some Remain, Yale School of Management (Updated Mar. 21, 2022), https://som.yale.edu/story/2022/over-400-companies-have-withdrawn-russia-some-remain?utm_campaign=mb. For those developers, EPC contractors, and design professionals (engineers and architects) who have construction projects in Russia, the question is, “How should we proceed?”
General Counsel / Board Membership
Gallery of Dance Dazzlers Dance Troupe, Executive Board Member
New Jersey, Alliance for Action
Williams College, B.A.
Villanova University School of Law, J.D.
- Judicial Clerk, Honorable Rudolph N. Hawkins, Jr., of the New Jersey Superior Court
- New Jersey
- New York
- U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey