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
  • Commercial 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 actively consulting with clients on general business matters, construction contract drafting and negotiation, and risk management strategies, Mr. Mellon has successfully represented many design professionals in disciplinary and licensing proceedings before the City and State of New York. Mr. Mellon has also successfully represented some of the largest developers in the United States and advises owners, developers, engineers, architects, construction managers, contractors and other parties in the construction industry.

Mr. Mellon has held the notable AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell since 1996, and has been named a New York Super Lawyer in the practice area of construction litigation by Super Lawyers magazine. Mr. Mellon is consistently recognized for his contributions and legal service to the design community and the profession of architecture. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Presidential Citation from the Society of American Registered Architects and most recently received the New York Society of Architects Distinguished Service Award. Additionally, Mr. Mellon has been named an Honorary AIA member of the Brooklyn AIA Chapter and Honorary AIA member of the New York State AIA.

Mr. Mellon served as Articles Editor for the Hofstra Law Review while attending Hofstra University School of Law.

Honors & Awards

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 and New York Chapters)
  • 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

  • Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) — October 05, 2016

Publications

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