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Jaimee L. Nardiello

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


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.”



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Speaking Engagements

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    Jaimee Nardiello, Partner

    Jaimee Nardiello, Partner at Zetlin & De Chiara, will participate in Commercial Observer's 5th Annual Healthcare Construction Forum on September 23, 2021 at 11:00.

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Jaimee Nardiello, Moderator

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

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    Jaimee Nardiello, Moderator

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

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




New York Law School, J.D.

Marist College, B.S.


  • 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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