Raymond T. Mellon

Senior Partner
Hon. AIA New York State
Hon. AIA Brooklyn

212.682.6800
212.682.6861
rmellon@zdlaw.com
801 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10017
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Practice Areas

  • Construction Law
  • Construction Litigation

Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law, J.D.
  • Hofstra University, B.A. magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

Industry Recognition




Senior Partner
Hon. AIA New York State
Hon. AIA Brooklyn

212.682.6800
212.682.6861
rmellon@zdlaw.com
801 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10017
VCard
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Biography

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.

 

Honors & Awards

  • AIA Brooklyn 2016 Advancement of the Architectural Profession Award
  • Best Lawyers, 2012-2019
  • Super Lawyers, 2006-2018
  • Chambers USA

General Counsel / Board Membership

  • American Institute of Architects, Brooklyn - General Counsel
  • American Institute of Architects, Queens - General Counsel
  • Society of American Registered Architects - General Counsel (National Chapter)
  • Architects Council of New York City, Inc. - General Counsel

Organizations

  • American Institute of Architects, Brooklyn - General Counsel
  • American Institute of Architects, Queens - General Counsel
  • Society of American Registered Architects - General Counsel (National and New York Chapters)
  • Architects Council of New York City, Inc. - General Counsel
  • New York Building Congress - Member, Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
  • Real Estate Board of New York
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Speaking Engagements

  • Zoning Advisory Council & Brooklyn AIA: Understanding the NYC Department of Buildings — January 25, 2018
  • Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) — October 05, 2016

Publications

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