Zetlin & De Chiara Partner Lina G. Telese Takes Manhattan

December 29, 2011

Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, the region’s leading construction law firm, is proud to announce that partner Lina G. Telese was recently named Vice President of the New York chapter of the Association of Real Estate Women.

Founded in 1978, AREW is the real estate industry’s longest-running and most consistent supporter of women real estate professionals. The organization’s mission is to provide outstanding educational programs and networking opportunities that contribute to the career growth of both men and women in all segments of the real estate industry. 

“In an industry hit hard by the recession, our relationships are more important than ever to business success. Through AREW, we are able to pool valuable knowledge about industry trends and connect experts in unexpected and profitable ways,” said Ms. Telese. “I am honored to be entrusted with this leadership position and look forward to working with the city’s stellar women in real estate to promote real estate and construction in New York.”

Ms. Telese is joined by Jennifer Carey of JLC Environmental Services, President; Julia Glazer of Teknion, Secretary; Rochelle Crespi of GuardHill Financial Group, Treasurer; and Gail Goldberg of Launch Solutions, Member at Large.

Ms. Telese’s new position comes on the heels of receiving the legal industry’s lauded AV rating from Martindale Hubbell. The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review RatingTM attests to a lawyer’s legal ability and professional ethics and is based on the candid feedback and opinions of other lawyers. Ms. Telese received recommendations from over 20 fellow attorneys before her ranking was awarded. She joins fellow AV-rated partners Michael Zetlin, Michael De Chiara, Raymond Mellon, Carol Patterson, Michael Vardaro, and James Terry.