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Zetlin & De Chiara LLP is a leading national construction law firm committed to providing sophisticated and innovative legal and business advisory services related to real estate, design, and construction for a wide spectrum of industries. Our attorneys include individuals with in-house construction counsel experience, degrees in the design professions, and LEED accreditation. The firm provides counsel throughout the planning, design and construction process, from drafting and negotiating contracts to outlining risk management strategies. We have extensive experience representing clients in litigation and alternative dispute resolution, and also advise on business formation, licensing and corporate issues. Zetlin & De Chiara has extensive experience in both traditional and emerging contracting methodologies for owners and developers, architects, engineers and other design professionals, construction managers and contractors, insurance carriers and financial institutions. We have experience with the full range of public and private sector construction projects, including commercial, infrastructure, industrial, residential, institutional, retail and mixed-use.

Our firm has been on the forefront of new approaches, solutions and models for advancing the construction process for clients. We advise clients on the benefits and challenges of new technologies, innovative methodologies, alternative construction delivery methods and industry trends, including:
• Design Build
• Public-Private Partnerships (P3s)
• Project Labor Agreements (PLAs)
• Building Information Modeling (BIM)
• Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)

Our firm serves as general counsel to numerous design, construction, and real estate industry and professional associations. Our attorneys maintain a strong presence in the leadership ranks of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry. Partners have taught classes at Columbia University, The Cooper Union, Cornell University, NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate, and other local educational forums. Zetlin & De Chiara authored New York Construction Law, the definitive treatise on construction law in New York State.

Our firm represents leading commercial and residential developers and property owners, architects, engineers and other design professionals, construction managers and contractors, insurance carriers and financial institutions. Zetlin & De Chiara prides itself on having loyal clients who have been with us for many years as a result of our understanding and appreciation of their needs, regardless of the size or scope of a matter. Because we understand our clients’ business and are on the cutting edge of construction industry trends, we see the big picture while advising on legal strategy.

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