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Chengdong (C.D.) Xing

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


Chengdong (C.D.) Xing is one of the handful China-U.S. dual-qualified lawyers practicing construction law, with a focus on complex litigation.  Fluent in both Mandarin and English, Mr. Xing represents owners/developers, designers, architects, engineers, and contractors in a wide variety of legal matters including construction contractual risks and dispute resolution.

Prior to joining Zetlin & De Chiara, Mr. Xing worked as an in-house counsel for a leading Fortune Global 500 construction firm in Shanghai, where he was involved with domestic and international landmark projects throughout their whole life cycles.  The in-house experience gave him a unique perspective on what clients require from their legal counsel, facilitating his efficient communication with clients and understanding of the issues.

Mr. Xing is active in professional legal organizations. He was selected to serve as co-chair of the Asian Affairs Committee of New York City Bar Association, where he offers his expertise in the shaping of law and public policy. He is also a member of the Seventh Working Group of “The Permanent Forum of China Construction Law” (PFCCL), a professional communication platform composed of its members and observers with the object of promoting the development of China construction law.

Mr. Xing, as co-author, recently published “Feasibility Study on Utilizing the Internet and Information Technology to Improve the Efficiency and Transparency of Litigation and Arbitration Proceedings” (in Chinese; the English version is pending) on PFCCL and “The MTA's New Statutory Rules of Debarment.” 

Mr. Xing has been selected by Super Lawyers to appear in its 2021 Rising Star list. Crain's New York also recognized him as a Rising Star for his work in construction law.


Representative Matters

Power Generation & Distribution


Honors & Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers 2021 List of Rising Starts in Construction Litigation
  • Crain's 2020 list of Rising Stars in Real Estate

News & Events


Speaking Engagements

  • event

    Michael Zetlin - Senior Partner

    Chengdong (C.D.) Xing

    Senior Partner Michael Zetlin along with associate Chengdong (C.D.) Xing presented on the MTA's New Debarment Rules for the Women Builders Council. 




New York University School of Law, LLM

East China University of Political Science and Law, LLB


  • China
  • New York


  • Mandarin
  • Shanghainese
  • English
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