Lina Telese Speaking on Panel Addressing 2014 Real Estate and Construction Market Forecast and Trends

NEW YORK (January 13, 2014) —

Zetlin & De Chiara Partner Lina Telese will serve as a panelist at the SMPS-NY Market Forecast/Trends for 2014 Annual Principal’s Breakfast on January 15, 2014.

The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) is hosting the event where panelists will discuss the trends and economic factors that will define the real estate and construction market in 2014, and what the A/E/C market will look like in the coming years. The in-depth discussion will include perspectives on economic development, design and construction and regulatory requirements. Panelists will include:

  • Miriam Harris, Executive Vice President of Real Estate Transactions, NYCEDC
  • Suri Kasirer, Founder & President, Kasirer Consulting, LLC
  • Alan Brake, Editor in Chief, Architect’s Newspaper
  • Barbara Denham, Economist 
  • Lina Telese, Partner, Zetlin & De Chiara LLP
  • Lance Jay Brown (Moderator), AIANY 2014 President

Lina Telese, a Partner with Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, is an experienced attorney with a targeted focus on construction contract drafting and negotiations for sophisticated building projects as well as corporate matters. She has extensive experience with transactional issues related to a variety of national and international projects, including infrastructure, hotel, residential, mixed-use, gaming, healthcare, education and financial projects. Lina negotiates and settles cases involving professional licensing issues, contracts and dispute resolution through mediation and arbitration. She frequently appears before state and federal courts with regard to construction and professional liability claims. Lina represents all construction parties, including owners and developers, design professionals, contractors and consultants in all aspects of the construction process, including commercial litigation and insurance related matters. Lina is Co-General Counsel of the Women Builders Council (WBC) and is Past President of the Association of Real Estate Women (AREW), which is a CREW Chapter in New York.

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.