Zetlin & De Chiara Adds Matthew Dials to its Construction Law Practice

April 1, 2013

Zetlin & De Chiara LLP is pleased to announce the arrival of Matthew Dials to the firm’s New York City office.

Matthew Dials

Senior Associate

Matthew Dials has joined the firm as an associate, having previously worked with AECOM as a designer and corporate legal intern.

Michael K. De Chiara, co-founding partner of Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, said “Matthew brings to the firm excellent and practical experience in the design industry. We are excited to have Matthew join our talented group of attorneys and provide the insight and advice required and expected by our design professional and real estate clients.”

Matthew received his J.D. from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School and his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia. Prior to law school, he worked as a landscape architect in training focusing on land planning, streetscape design, and construction. He participated in the World Trade Center streetscape reconstruction project and the Fulton Mall Streetscape redevelopment project.

During law school, Matthew was involved in moot court, mock trial, and completed multiple internships for both private and public organizations. He was President of the Environmental Law Society and Dean’s Award recipient for community service.

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.