Leading Construction Law Firm Expands Litigation Practice

NEW YORK (December 8, 2009) —

Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, a prominent construction law firm, announces the arrival of Vashali M. Aggarwal to the firm’s New York City office. Ms. Aggarwal, most recently an associate with Wasserman, Grubin & Rogers, brings with her to the firm experience in both construction law and commercial litigation.

Michael K. De Chiara, co-founding partner of Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, said “Vashali brings substantial legal knowledge to our growing office. It is vital to continually provide our design professional and real estate clients with the depth of knowledge and insight that comes with immersion in the construction industry and exposure to the issues the industry is facing.”

Ms. Aggarwal represents owners, design professionals and construction managers in all aspects of construction and commercial litigation, as well as transactional work. She has participated in litigation, mediation and arbitrations involving public contracts, real estate development and construction matters. Additionally, Ms. Aggarwal has appeared in New York State Supreme Court, and has been involved in appeals in front of the First Department of that Court.

Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ms. Aggarwal earned her J.D. from George Washington University Law School where she was a member of the Hispanic Law Students Association. She received her B.A. in History from the University of Washington and is admitted to practice law in New York State as well as the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. 

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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.