Event: Construction Roundtable
Speaker: Michael Zetlin, Senior Partner
Date: June 01, 2017
Time: 07:30AM — 09:30AM
Location: 80 Eighth Avenue, Room 303, New York

Michael Zetlin spoke on a panel about P-3s.

Event: Outlook 2017: The Future of Labor in Construction
Speaker: Michael K. De Chiara, Richard T. Anderson, Jay Badame, Sabrina Kanner, Gary LaBarbera, Steve McGinnis, Joseph G. Mizzi, Charles F. Murphy, Edward V. Piccinich
Date: May 31, 2017
Time: 08:00AM — 10:00AM
Location: Union League Club

Understanding all sides of the construction conundrum will help participants develop a way forward. Complex, urban construction requires highly-skilled labor in order to build safely and efficiently. Yet, rising costs have driven many of New York's leading owner/developers to eo employ less expensive, non-union labor particularly in the residential sector.

Event: Commercial Observer's Midtown Means Business Breakfast
Speaker: Michael Zetlin, Senior Partner
Date: May 11, 2017
Time: 07:30AM — 11:00AM
Location: 75 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10019

With constantly changing real estate dynamics, one thing is for certain: Midtown is here to stay.

With its convenient commute and central location, the city’s largest commercial real estate submarket continues to play host to the most diverse talent pool in the country. As the tenant mix evolves, and leasing activity is driven from a wider group of industries, owners are finding innovative ways to appeal to the broadest universe of prospective tenants to ensure that Midtown continues to be a go-to destination for decades to come.

Event: American College of Construction Lawyers, Annual Meeting
Speaker: Michael Zetlin, Senior Partner
Date: March 16, 2017
Time: 08:00AM — 05:00AM
Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Georgia

3rd Annual EPC Contract Management Meeting, American College of Construction Lawyers, Annual Meeting

The Potentially Catastophic Design Error: What to Do About It.

An exploration of the issues that arise when a designer relizes that its design, whether within the standard of care or not, may be subject to a catastrophic failure. The panel will discuss the mechanics of disclosure, ethical condsiderations for counsel and other professionals, insurance repercussions, and control over the solution.


Eileen M. Diepenbrock, Moderator, Sacremento, CA
Mark Heley, Minneapolis, MN
Michael Zetlin, New York, NY



Event: P3C Public-Private Partnership Conference 2017
Speaker: Michael Zetlin, Senior Partner
Date: February 28, 2017
Time: 10:15AM — 12:00PM
Location: Sheraton Hotel, Dallas

Social P3s – Structuring the Transaction and Adapting Private Sector Experience



Event: ACEC Winter Meeting-CFO Forum
Speaker: Michael Vardaro, Managing Partner
Date: January 30, 2017
Time: 02:00PM — 12:00AM
Location: Albany Marriott, Albany, New York

Event: American Council of Engineering Companies-CFO Forum
Speaker: Michael Vardaro, Managing Partner
Date: January 30, 2017
Time: 12:00AM — 12:00AM
Location: Albany Marriott, Albany, New York

Zetlin & De Chiara Managing Partner Michael J. Vardaro, LEED AP, joined Patricia Harris, LEED AP, CEO and Founder of LicenseSure, to discuss “Multijurisdictional Practices: An Exploration of the Financial, Legal and Marketing Issues related to Providing Services through Multiple Entities” at the 2017 winter meeting of the New York Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies, CFO Forum.


The discussion addressed the practical implications of individual state laws and regulatory board rules that apply to firms providing professional services in multiple jurisdictions, in addition to the financial, marketing and branding issues that these firms face. Multijurisdictional practice challenges such as requirements for authorization that impact ownership, director and officer structures; signing, sealing and stamping drawings; creating cohesive branding  and marketing programs; and management of payroll and benefits were explored

Event: Commercial Observer: Pulse Healthcare Conference
Speaker: Michael Zetlin-Moderator
Date: November 10, 2016
Time: 08:00AM — 01:30PM
Location: CUNY Graduate Center, NYC

Strategies for Growth
Whether you are a large general contractor, a smaller sub, an engineer, an architect, or a facilities manager…you touch some part of a project. The presenters (from various size companies) will share their experiences working on a major healthcare facility in the area. From the overall design, to the inner work that keeps a facility functioning and everything in between, you will learn how their work has helped with growing business and overall customer satisfaction.

  • Moderator:  Michael S. Zetlin, Esq., Founding Partner, Zetlin & De Chiara LLP
  • William Allan MRICS, Vice President - Project Executive, Hunter Roberts      Construction Group
  • Anita Konfederak, Vice President, Merritt Engineering Consultants, PC
  • Donna J. Ryan-Rose, Assistant Vice President, Capital Projects, Physical Assets, Northwell Health

Event: ABA Forum on Construction Law
Speaker: Carol Patterson, Senior Partner
Date: November 04, 2016
Time: 08:00AM — 05:00PM
Location: Baruch College, 55 Lexington Avenue, NY

Fundamentals of Construction Law-Learning from the Pros is a comprehensive survey of construction law ideally suited for young and newly minted construction lawyers, experienced practioners who have the occassional contruction case or transaction, general counsel-as well as construction industry executives, project managers, designers, surety and insurance professionals. 

Event: Bisnow: NY Construction & Development
Speaker: Michael Vardaro-Moderator
Date: November 01, 2016
Time: 07:30AM — 11:00AM
Location: Espace, 635 West 42nd Street, NYC 10036

In a city where space is at a minimum and costs are at a premium, developing new space can often mean thinking outside of the box. Join innovative panelists as they talk about everything from virtual design and construction, to the strategies that are keeping office space competitive in the long run.  

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast & Networking
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Fireside Chat
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Design & Construction Trends
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM Financing & Development Outlook
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Post Game Networking

Event: The High Line Effect, CREW Network, Convention and Marketplace
Speaker: Jaime Nardiello-Moderator
Date: October 20, 2016
Time: 02:15PM — 03:15PM
Location: New York Hilton Midtown

Jaimee Nardiello, Zetlin & De Chiara, is moderating a panel on the conversion of unused and abandoned spaces into new, usable concepts. The panelists will highlight strategies and the planning involved in the conversion, the impact on adjoining commercial real estate and provide a look to the future. 

Event: Society of American Registered Architects (SARA)
Speaker: Ray Mellon, Senior Partner
Date: October 05, 2016
Time: 09:00AM — 05:00PM
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona

Event: Anatomy of Construction Arbitration
Speaker: Jaimee Nardiello- Panelist
Date: September 12, 2016
Time: 09:00AM — 05:00PM
Location: Pines Manor, 2085 Lincoln Highway, Edison NJ

Covering: Pre-Arbitration Issues; Commencement of Arbitration; Preliminary Hearings; Hearings; Awards and Enforcements; Ethics.

Event: Social Public Private Partnerships - A New Tool for Real Estate Development
Speaker: Michael Likosky
Date: March 10, 2016
Time: 08:00AM — 10:00AM
Location: Club 101, 101 Park Avenue, NYC

Event: Transformative Projects Transformative Issues
Speaker: Daniel R. Garodnick
Date: June 18, 2015
Time: 08:00AM — 10:30AM
Location: Club 101 - 101, Park Avenue New York, NY 10178

Event: Building Brooklyn
Speaker: Eric L. Adams
Date: June 04, 2015
Time: 07:30AM — 11:00AM
Location: The Harvard Club, New York City

Event: 2017 Succession Planning & Transition Planning Forum:
Speaker: Zetlin & De Chiara
Date: November 30, -0001
Time: 12:00AM — 12:00AM
Location: Anchin Executive Conference Center