Overview:Zetlin & De Chiara LLP is a construction law firm committed to providing innovative legal and business advisory services to members of the design, construction and real estate industries. We are dedicated to producing superior results that lead to successful projects and satisfied clients.
The firm provides skilled counsel throughout the planning, design, and construction process – from drafting and negotiating contracts to advising on risk management. We have extensive experience representing clients in litigation and alternative dispute resolution, and also advise on business formation, licensing and corporate issues.
Founded in 1992, Zetlin & De Chiara serves as general counsel to numerous design, construction, and real estate industry and professional associations. Our attorneys include individuals with in-house counsel experience, able to bring pragmatic business understanding to the table. Several of our attorneys hold architecture and engineering degrees, and a number have earned LEED AP status. Partners teach classes at Columbia University, The Cooper Union, Cornell University, as well as in other educational forums. Zetlin & De Chiara authored New York Construction Law, the definitive treatise on construction law in New York State.