Zetlin & De Chiara LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has again been recognized by Chambers USA and Legal 500 USA in their 2013 guides as a leading construction law firm.
Chambers USA, in addition to recognizing the firm for Construction Law, has named Partners Michael K. De Chiara, Michael S. Zetlin and Carol J. Patterson as leading lawyers. In Chambers USA, Michael Zetlin is praised as “a very sophisticated problem solver” and “as good as it gets” when it comes to construction specialists; Michael De Chiara is described as a “very strong advocate for his clients”; and Carol Patterson is touted as “a wonderful lawyer” who is “great to work with.”
Both publications rely heavily on client feedback in determining firm and individual attorney rankings. In turn, the firm takes these accolades both as a vote of confidence and as a continuing challenge to be worthy of its clients’ support. “Congratulations to our Partners,” stated Partner and Chief Management Officer Patricia Harris, “and congratulations to the firm as a whole. We know that these awards truly result from the collective efforts of the entire Z&D team.”
Chambers USA ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout the U.S., including Construction, through interviews with thousands of lawyers and their clients. The research is in-depth and client focused. The guide is read by industry-leading companies and organizations, and by firms in all states for referral purposes.
Legal 500 USA reviews the strengths and strategies of law firms. Their team of researchers speaks to thousands of law firm commercial clients every year and their recommendations are based largely on what clients tell them - plus the opinions of thousands of rival commercial lawyers. Their guide provides research and law firm rankings to enable clients to identify the best law firm for the job.
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.