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Bill P. Chimos

  • New York, NY
    801 Second Avenue
    New York, NY 10017


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.



Honors & Recognitions

News & Events


Speaking Engagements

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    Zetlin & De Chiara Celebrated Our 30th Aniversary!

  • event

    Bill Chimos, Moderator

    Thomas Coghlan - Integro Insurance Brokers; Allan Paul - AECOM Tishman; Theodore von Rosenvinge - Geodesign Inc.

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    AIA-ACEC Risk Management Committee Meeting - Risk Management & Allocation
    Bill Chimos, Partner
  • event
    AIA-ACEC New York Special Advisory Committee Meeting - Lender Certifications
    Bill Chimos, Partner
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    AIA-ACEC New York Special Advisory Committee Meeting - Recent Changes to the Lobbying Procurement Rules: Pitfalls You Can Avoid
    Bill Chimos, Partner
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    Solving Water Intrusion and Mold Problems
    Bill Chimos, Partner


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    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.

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    Insuring a Design-Build Project
    Zetlin & De Chiara LLP Review
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    Summer 2003
    Recent Litigation Affecting Mold
    Zetlin & De Chiara LLP
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    Insurance and Surety Bonds Relating to the Design and Construction Industries
    New York Construction Law




St. John's University, School of Law, J.D.

New York University, Stern School of Business, B.S.


  • New York
  • Connecticut

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
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