Raymond T. Mellon, a Senior Partner of Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, is a leading construction litigator and experienced trial lawyer with an extensive background in representing prominent architectural, engineering and contracting firms on business negotiations and in litigation. In addition to consulting with clients on general business matters, construction contract drafting and negotiation, and risk management strategies, Mr. Mellon represents design professionals in disciplinary and licensing proceedings before the City and State of New York. Mr. Mellon’s clients also include some of the largest developers in the United States as well as owners, developers, construction managers, contractors and other parties in the construction industry.
Mr. Mellon is a leading authority on the issues associated with building in New York’s urban environment where the proximity of the “Building Next Door” requires knowledge of complex safety and licensing issues.
Mr. Mellon is General Counsel and Honorary Member of the Brooklyn and Queens AIA Chapters. He is also an Honorary Member of the New York State AIA. Mr. Mellon is also a member of the National and New York Chapters of the Society of American Registered Architects, the Architects Council of New York City, and the New York Building Congress’ Transportation & Infrastructure Committee.
Since 1996, Mr. Mellon has been selected by his peers to achieve the AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He received further recognition for his experience and expertise as a construction litigator by Chambers USA, Legal 500, Super Lawyers Magazine and Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Mellon is a recipient of the Distinguished Presidential Citation from the Society of American Registered Architects, the New York Society of Architects Distinguished Service Award and the Advancement of the Architectural Professional Award by the Brooklyn AIA.