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Jaimee L. Nardiello

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

Overview

Jaimee L. Nardiello focuses her practice on disputes involving construction, contracts, and environmental/energy laws. She manages litigations from inception and has worked on some through trial, developing and executing strategy, and advocating on behalf of clients in court. She represents clients in commercial litigation –winning dismissals, mitigating liability, and preserving reputations.

Ms. Nardiello negotiates contracts in transactions for high-profile construction projects. She also advocates for design professionals in complex intellectual property disputes.

Ms. Nardiello is a member of the Governing Committee of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law. She is the Immediate Past President and member of the Executive Board of Commercial Real Estate Women of New York (CREW) the leading organization for professional women in commercial real estate in New York City. Ms. Nardiello is a Past Chair of the Design Division of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law. 

Ms. Nardiello was awarded the CREW NY Founder's Award. She was selected to Crain's New York List of Leading Lawyers. She was also named a “Leading Lady” by The Mann Charitable Foundation. She was named an Outstanding Woman in the Building Industry by the Women Builders Council. Ms. Nardiello was recognized as a New York Metro Super Lawyer, after being named a New York Super Lawyers Rising Star. Best Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal count her among the leading lawyers in Construction Law. Engineering News-Record (ENR) New York named her to its “Top 20 Under 40.” She was selected as a Fellow of the American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law (2011-2014) and currently serves as Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Construction Lawyers Society of America. She is also a member of the Trial Law Institute and Diversity Law Institute.

Ms. Nardiello writes and speaks frequently. Some of her publications include: "Architect-Engineer Contracting," in the ABA's Federal Government Contracts, Third Edition; “AAA Construction Arbitration: A Step-By-Step Guide, Annotated Construction Glossary;” “Civil Liability for False Claims in Public Construction;” and “The Bar Exam Survival Guide: The Insider's Handbook to Passing the Bar Exam.”

Experience

Honors

News & Events

News

Speaking Engagements

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    09.23.2021
    Virtual Event

    Jaimee Nardiello, Partner

    Jaimee Nardiello, Partner at Zetlin & De Chiara, participated in the Commercial Observer's 5th Annual Healthcare Construction Forum on September 23, 2021.

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    06.23.2021
    Virtual

    Jaimee Nardiello, Partner, Zetlin & De Chiara LLP

    Patricia Harris, LEED AP, Special Counsel, Zetlin & De Chiara LLP; Founder and CEO, Licensure LLC

    Elena Brescia, RLA, FASLA

    Lina Telese, Hon. AIA- General Counsel, Jaros, Baum & Bolles

    Jaimee Nardiello, Partner, and Patricia Harris, Special Counsel, will speak on a panel, Business Up Front: Contracts and Compliance at the ASLA SKILL | ED program. The panelists will share their expertise regarding the practical challenges faced by all design professionals when they establish their own practices.

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    11.07.2020
    Virtual

    Jaimee Nardiello-Judge

    Jaime Nardiello, Partner and CREW New York leader will serve as a judge at a mock RFP Team Challenge.

    DIG This: A CREW Careers Program in collaboration with NEW (Nontraditional Employment for Women) and CREW Foundation.

    Program will focus on the Development Lifecycle to educate and encourage NEW graduates about CRE careers available to them beyond the construction trades, culminating with a Mock RFP Team Challenge, in which NEW graduate teams develop project proposals responding to a Mock RFP, and present them to a panel of distinguished judges, which will determine the winners.


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    04.23.2020
    WEBINAR

    Jaimee L. Nardiello, Partner, Panelist

    Jaimee Nardiello, Partner, will participate in a panel that will discuss Contract and Common Law Claims, Prosecution of Claims and Remedies. 

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    11.08.2019
    Trepp LLC, 600 Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY

    Jaimee Nardiello, Partner

    Jaimee Nardiello, Partner, will participate in a panel discussion about leadership at the UCREW Program. The program, geared to undergraduate and graduate students, is an exceptional opportunity to meet with and learn from dynamic industry professionals who will share their hard-earned and honed real estate experience.

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    09.24.2019
    200 Liberty Street

    Jaimee Nardiello, Moderator

    Charles Bendit - Taconic Investment Partners; Joseph Moinian - The Moinian Group; Edward Shenderovich - Knotel 

    Jaimee Nardiello, Partner, moderated a panel that discussed the most important drivers in the office market in Lower Manhattan at Commercial Observer's 3rd Annual Downtown Forum. 2018 was a banner year in the Downtown market for commercial office leasing, and 2019 shows no change in this trend. Leasing activity continues to diversify and there is plenty of new supply coming to market. 

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    01.30.2019

    Jaimee L. Nardiello

    Most lawyers already know that losing bidders often target the owner and winning bidder when they believe that bid criteria or due process requirements were not followed. But what about advisors to the owner, such as architects, construction managers, and owner’s reps? Can they be liable to the losing bidder on theories like defamation, tortious interference, and other creative claims? This session explores theories of liability of those parties for the consequences of their advice, including a discussion of defamation and other potential claims for an architect’s recommendations on bid selection.

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    10.04.2018

    Jaimee Nardiello, Moderator

    Tommy Craig - Hines; Marylou Berk - Le Frak; Joanne Podell - Cushman & Wakefield; Amy Rose - Rose Associates

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    10.20.2016

    Jaimee Nardiello, Moderator

    Amy Cuddy; Mary Ann Tighe; Sallie Krawcheck; William H. McRaven

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    2016
    "Contract Administration" ABA Forum on Construction Law, Regional Program on Construction Contracts
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    2016
    "Preliminary Hearings and Scheduling Orders" The Anatomy of a Construction Arbitration, Litigation Seminar
    New Jersey
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    2015
    “Post occupancy Evaluations, A Legal Perspective” NY Region A&D Sustainable Design Leaders
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    11.14.2013
    Construction Law: Current Issues in Contracts and Litigation
    Center for Real Estate Studies at New York Law School Master Class
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    2013
    "Making Dollars & Sense of Construction Damages," ABA Forum on Construction Industry
    Naples, FL
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    04.2012
    American Bar Association's Forum on the Construction Industry Annual Meeting: One Nation Under the International Green Construction Code
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    2011
    ABA Construction Industry Forum Annual Meeting: Bridging the Hoover Dam
    Scottsdale, AZ
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    2010
    Arbitration, Mediation and Litigation
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    2009
    Legal Implications of Social Media in the Workplace

Publications

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    11.01.2021

    Healthcare construction and design has changed dramatically as a result of  the events of the last 18 months, which will have a lasting impact on the industry, noted Jaimee Nardiello, Partner at leading construction law firm, Zetlin & De Chiara.

    As part of Commercial Observer's 5th Annual Healthcare Construction Forum, Ms. Nardiello moderated a panel of industry experts who gave their unique perspectives on how the pandemic will change healthcare facilities and thus design in a post-covid world.

    Topics discussed included building add-ons like airborne pathogen detectors, negative pressure rooms, and air handling systems, as well as how designers, managers, and construction teams can work together to build care-centered facilities.

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    04.28.2021
    ABA Forum on Construction Law | Design Professional’s Guide to Construction Law

    Jaimee Nardiello, Partner and Patricia Harris, Special Counsel authored a chapter in the ABA published book,  Design Professional's Guide to Construction Law.

    Chapter Abstract: The licensing of design professionals can be a confusing patchwork quilt of disparate state regulations. States have professional boards or registration agencies that handle licensing, disciplinary proceedings and other professional matters. Most states have separate legislation and supporting regulations for the design professions such as architecture and engineering.

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    10.07.2019

    “Lower Manhattan has re-emerged as a dynamic, thriving market as 24/7 live-work communities show their strength and desirability and property owners, landlords and builders work to enhance its appeal,” observed Jaimee Nardiello, Partner at Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, at Commercial Observer’s “3rd Annual Downtown Forum” on September 24th.

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    10.23.2018

    Summer turned up the heat at Zetlin & De Chiara LLP where we were involved in two of the most prominent construction cases in the nation. With attorneys airborne between the East and West Coasts, the office has been busy on the ground with client matters, fielding questions from the press, speaking at industry events and supporting community and professional organizations. Even as the temperature outside cools, our high level of activity shows no signs of chilling.

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    2017
    Architect-Engineer Contracting
    Federal Government Construction Contracts, Third Edition, ABA, 2017
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    2010
    Annotated Construction Glossary
    American Bar Association
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    2009
    Civil Liability for False Claims in Public Construction
    Construction Advisory Report
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    2008
    The Bar Exam Survival Guide: The Insider's Handbook to Passing the Bar Exam
    Professional Publishing Group

Affiliations

Education

New York Law School, J.D.

Marist College, B.S.

Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

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