Contract Negotiation & Preparation
An effective and comprehensive contract is the foundation of a successful construction project. Zetlin & De Chiara has long been recognized as the preeminent firm in drafting and negotiating construction contractions and other agreements on behalf of Design Professionals, Real Estate Owners and Developers, Sub-Consultants, Construction Managers, and Owner's Representatives.
The contract development process begins with the client. We take the time to learn your objectives, concerns, and expectations. We thoroughly evaluate the implications, identify potentially unforeseen consequences of complex contract provisions, and capitalize on our clients' strongest points of leverage. The result is an agreement tailored to meet a client's needs in order to build a successful project.
Our attorneys produce contracts that allocate risk and responsibilities, anticipate and prevent ambiguities, as well as provide mechanisms to avoid disputes arising from contract performance. We are familiar with all construction delivery methods, including design-bid-build, design-build, construction management and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), as well as the full range of public and private sector construction projects, including commercial, infrastructure, industrial, residential, institutional, retail, and mixed-use.
Zetlin & De Chiara is also well-versed in project labor agreements and often advises on their suitability and practicality for particular projects.
News & Events
- Real Estate Weekly
- 2009Building With BIMNew York Construction
An article titled “Building With BIM” was published in the July 2009 issue of New York Construction with commentary by Michael J. Vardaro.
James Terry, Partner and Timothy Hegarty, Partner
How to Address the Impact on Development, Construction and Design:
Answers for the Construction Community
- 11.15.2019Michael Vardaro to Talk about Contracts: Relationships, Rights, and Risk Management at ASLA Annual MeetingSan Diego
Michael J. Vardaro
Michael Vardaro and fellow speakers: Elena Brescia-SCAPE; Gregg Garmisa-Studio Gang; and Stephen Whitehorn-Empowerment Whitehorn will provide an insider's guide to contracts.
As 2019 drew to a close, Governor Cuomo signed a bill on December 31st that had been passed by the New York State Legislature in June allowing certain New York City agencies to use the design-build project delivery system for construction projects.