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.
Honors & Recognitions
- Super Lawyers 2021 List of Rising Starts in Construction Litigation
- Crain's 2020 list of Rising Stars in Real Estate
News & Events
New York, NY (July 27, 2020) ‐ Construction law firm Zetlin and De Chiara LLP announced today that Richard Kalinowski, and Chengdong Xing, Associates at the firm, were selected for Crain’s 2020 list of Rising Stars in Real Estate. The honorees were highlighted for being “drivers of New York’s real estate engine—those individuals whose grit and ingenuity power the region’s progress and the industry’s growth.”
Zetlin and De Chiara LLP attorney Chengdong (C.D.) Xing has been elevated to the position of Co-Chair of the Asian Affairs Committee of the City Bar for a term ending July 2021. He most recently served as Secretary.
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. He is one of the handful of China-U.S. dual-qualified lawyers practicing construction law, with a focus on complex litigation.
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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.
- 03.09.2020Zetlin & De Chiara LLP
For its buildings to reach new heights, New York City’s skyline has long depended on the acquisition and transfer of additional development rights. However, a recent challenge to the zoning and tax lot assemblage for 200 Amsterdam Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper West Side has led the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) to reconsider a 40-year-old interpretation of the Zoning Resolution related to this process.
- 08.22.2019Feasibility Study on Utilizing the Internet and Information Technology to Improve the Efficiency and Transparency of Litigation and Arbitration ProceedingsPFCCL
This article is written in Chinese, an English translation is forthcoming.
- 07.29.2019Zetlin & De Chiara LLP
New York State’s $175 billion FY 2020 budget included several Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“MTA”) reforms. One of these reforms, the debarment provision (Bill No. A02009C/S01509-C, Section § 1279-h), allows the MTA to determine unilaterally that alleged “defaulting” contractors and consultants will be prohibited from bidding on future MTA contracts for a period of five years based on their performance on prior or current MTA projects.
New York University School of Law, LLM
East China University of Political Science and Law, LLB
- New York