Zetlin & De Chiara LLP understands that operating a business within the construction industry has unique legal concerns and challenges. Our attorneys often serve as general business counsel, offering specific guidance on how to prevent legal problems and protect your business when issues do arise.
We help clients form and maintain new entities, prepare shareholder agreements or navigate ownership transitions as part of restructuring or in connection with a merger/acquisition.
- Acquisition of an Engineering Firm and Subsequent Professional Licensing
- Architectural Firm Acquisition and Asset Purchase Agreement
- Corporate Reorganization, Compliance Review and Licensing of Design Professionals for an International Engineering Firm
- Engineering Firm Reorganization, Debt Restructuring and Professional Licensing
- Grandfathered Engineering Corporation Transaction
- International Engineering Firm Business and Legal Counseling
- Multi-State Legal Survey of Construction Laws for a Co-Working Development Group
News & Events
- 06.23.2021Architectural Record
The office of Richard Meier & Partners is announcing today that the practice, begun by the award-winning architect in 1963, will now be called Meier Partners, and that its 86-year-old founder is officially retiring. Under a leadership restructuring plan, George H. Miller, former managing partner at Pei, Cobb, Freed, becomes COO, and Dukho Yeon, who has been at the Meier office for 30 years, will be lead designer. Both Miller and Yeon have been named partners, each with equity in the company. Michael De Chiara, Senior Partner at Zetlin & De Chiara counseled the firm through its transition and is quoted in the article.
Patricia Harris, Special Counsel
Patricia Harris, Zetlin & De Chiara Special Counsel, will speak at the Small Firm Symposium, sponsored by AIA NYS, AIA New Jersey, and AIA Pennsylvania. She will discuss Ownership Transitions.
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.
- 03.11.2020Center for Architecture
Paticia Harris, Special Counsel, Zetlin & De Chiara LLP
Dynishal Gross, Deputy Commissioner, NYC Department of Small Business
Abner Larrieux, President, A.L. Consulting
Nancy Goshow, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Partner, Goshow Architects (Moderator)
Puzzled by the process of applying for M/WBE certification? Wondering what you need to qualify? Don’t know where to start? Join the AIANY Women in Architecture and Diversity and Inclusion Committees for a panel discussion with experts from NYC agencies to answer these questions and clarify the certification process.