Zetlin & De Chiara Names James H. Rowland as Partner

NEW YORK (July 1, 2014) —

Zetlin & De Chiara LLP is pleased to announce that James H. Rowland has been named a Partner of the firm. “We are delighted to recognize James for his dedication to our firm and his steadfast commitment to high quality client service,” said Michael Vardaro, Managing Partner of Zetlin & De Chiara. “He is a talented attorney who will undoubtedly continue to make significant contributions to Zetlin & De Chiara as we embark on an exciting period in the firm’s history.”

James H. Rowland joined Zetlin & De Chiara in June 2006. He has more than 17 years of litigation experience, representing architects, engineers, contractors, owners, developers, and transportation and utilities corporations in all aspects of commercial and construction litigation, including the resolution of claims through trial, mediation and arbitration. He has practiced in New York State and Federal Court, representing clients in matters concerning New York’s Labor Law and Federal Employee Labor Act claims. His extensive experience includes negotiating and drafting various construction and design related contracts, settlement and employment agreements. He also regularly advises clients on business-related matters, professional licensing, insurance issues and risk management.

James serves as General Counsel to The Society of American Registered Architects, New York Council, and The American Institute of Architects, Staten Island. He earned a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and a B.A. from New York University.

About Our Firm

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 advising on 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.

About Our Firm

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 advising on 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.

About Our Firm

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 advising on 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.