Tara B. Mulrooney is a partner at Zetlin & De Chiara LLP. Ms. Mulrooney has an extensive background in representing owners, including developers, real estate investment trusts, luxury retailers, employee benefit funds, major professional sports leagues, cultural and educational institutions, hotel operators and high net worth individuals, as well as architectural and engineering firms, in drafting and negotiating a full range of construction related agreements. Examples of the types of contracts in which she is involved include those for project development, construction management, general contracting, project management, architectural and engineering, project consultants, interior design, and related non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements for multi-family residential projects, hotels, office buildings, mixed use projects, art galleries, educational and cultural institutions, health care facilities, and high-end residential projects.
She also negotiates license and access agreements between project owners and owners of properties adjacent to construction projects. Tara provides counsel with respect to risk management strategies and issues arising during the course of construction, including payment disputes, termination rights, change order resolution, mechanic’s lien claims, violations, delays, construction deficiencies and property damage claims.
In addition to providing legal representation in transactional matters and counsel in connection with risk management strategies and construction issues, Tara has litigated numerous complex, multi-party construction cases. Her experience litigating and mediating claims of alleged negligence, breach of contract, construction defects and delays, on behalf of both owners and design professionals, gives her unique insight into many issues that arise in contract preparation.
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Partner Tara Mulrooney featured in NYREJ's 2019 Women in Real Estate
Tara Mulrooney's return to Zetlin & De Chiara LLP has been feautured in Real Estate Weekly, GlobeSt.com, CityBizList, The Mann Report, New York Law Journal, Bloomberg Big Law Business, and Law 360.
As a recently appointed woman partner practicing real estate and construction law at Zetlin & De Chiara, Tara Mulrooney emphasizes that professional women should find mentors. She also advises women to specialize and build an expertise early on in an area for which they have a passion.
Zetlin & De Chiara's newest partner returned to the boutique construction law firm after a number of years with much larger general practice firms.
St. John's University School of Law, J.D.
Georgetown University, B.A., cum laude
- New York
- U.S. District Court, New York, Southern District
- U.S. District Court, New York, Eastern District