Zetlin & De Chiara Partners Speaking At "Women Build America" Conference

NEW YORK (April 15, 2013) —

Zetlin & De Chiara is pleased to announce that partners Carol Patterson and Lina Telese will speak at the Women Build America Conference in Washington D.C. on April 22-24.

Hosted by Women Construction Owners & Executives (WCOE), Women Build America is a two-and-a-half day national conference on construction opportunities that brings together leaders in the construction field for a series of game changing discussions, workshops and networking sessions.

Carol Patterson will moderate the panel “Public Private Partnerships: New Opportunities for Participation,” which will address how limited government budgets are setting the stage for increased Public Private Partnership (P3) projects. Leading P3 experts will explain how P3’s work and how Women’s Business Enterprises (WBE’s) can participate. Lina Telese will serve as a panelist in an interactive discussion on “Techniques for Teaming,” which will examine informal and formal strategies for teaming to expand capacity and secure new projects.

For additional details about the event and to register, access the conference website here.

Carol J. Patterson

Senior Partner

Carol J. Patterson, a Senior Partner with Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, advises clients on dispute resolution, contracts, business organizational issues and risk management strategies. She represents prominent national and international firms in litigation and transactions relating to the design and construction of major office and residential buildings, performing arts centers, museums, hospitals, educational institutions, transportation facilities and infrastructure projects. Carol regularly counsels owners, developers, engineers, architects, contractors and other parties in the construction industry. Carol is consistently recognized by Chambers USA and Super Lawyer Magazine as a leading attorney in construction law. She frequently speaks on various topics relating to the design and construction industries and has lectured at the New York University Real Estate Institute, Columbia University School of Engineering, and Polytechnic University. She is a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers and a past president of the Association of Real Estate Women.

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, 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 the President of the Association of Real Estate Women (AREW), which is the 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.