Bill Chimos, a Partner with Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, has extensive experience representing clients in complex commercial and construction litigation matters, including the resolution of claims through mediation and arbitration. Mr. Chimos regularly advises clients on business-related matters, professional licensing issues, contract drafting and negotiation, insurance matters and risk management strategies.
Mr. Chimos represents architects, engineers, design professionals, contractors, construction managers, owners, developers, and other parties in the construction industry. He also counsels owners in commercial landlord/tenant disputes.
Mr. Chimos has been a guest lecturer at Cooper Union, delivering presentations and moderating panels on construction industry trends and issues.
The following are select representative matters:
Honors & Recognitions
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.
Leading construction law firm Zetlin & De Chiara LLP announced today that eleven of the firm’s partners were selected to Super Lawyers 2021, part of Thomson Reuters. One associate was chosen for the Rising Star list.
- 08.19.2021Best Lawyers®
Zetlin & De Chiara lawyers received wide recognition by Best Lawyers in their 2022 edition for being among the most skilled and accomplished construction lawyers in New York and New Jersey.
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.
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.
Eleven Zetlin & De Chiara LLP Attorneys Recognized by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers 2019
Zetlin & De Chiara LLP has been recognized as a leading construction law firm by The Legal 500 US in its annual guide.
- 02.17.2010Bill Chimos and James Rowland of Zetlin & De Chiara LLP Promoted
A news brief announcing the promotion of Bill Chimos, James Rowland, Eric Morgenweck and Jeffrey Yick was published in the February 17, 2010 issue of Real Estate Weekly
Zetlin & De Chiara Celebrated Our 30th Aniversary!
Bill Chimos, Moderator
Thomas Coghlan - Integro Insurance Brokers; Allan Paul - AECOM Tishman; Theodore von Rosenvinge - Geodesign Inc.
- 11.2008AIA-ACEC Risk Management Committee Meeting - Risk Management & AllocationBill Chimos, Partner
- 05.2007AIA-ACEC New York Special Advisory Committee Meeting - Lender CertificationsBill Chimos, Partner
- 05.2007AIA-ACEC New York Special Advisory Committee Meeting - Recent Changes to the Lobbying Procurement Rules: Pitfalls You Can AvoidBill Chimos, Partner
- 09.2002Solving Water Intrusion and Mold ProblemsBill Chimos, Partner
New York State has significantly expanded the requirements covering disclosure of insurance-related information in commercial litigation commenced on or after December 31, 2021.
Governor Kathy Hochul signed the Comprehensive Insurance Disclosure Act into law on December 31, 2021, and signed a remedial law on February 24, 2022, to limit some of the more onerous and worrisome aspects of the new disclosure regime (together the “Act”). The Act amends a subsection of the Civil Practice Law and Rules (“CPLR”) governing the scope of disclosure under CPLR 3101(f) and added certification requirements under CPLR 3122-b.
- 04.08.2005Insuring a Design-Build ProjectZetlin & De Chiara LLP Review
- Summer 2003Recent Litigation Affecting MoldZetlin & De Chiara LLP
- 03.2003Insurance and Surety Bonds Relating to the Design and Construction IndustriesNew York Construction Law
St. John's University, School of Law, J.D.
New York University, Stern School of Business, B.S.
- New York
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York