Our firm serves as general counsel to numerous professional associations, including:

  • The New York Building Congress
  • The American Institute of Architects (AIA)– New York State,  Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island
  • American Council of Engineering Companies of New Jersey
  • Women Builders Council (WBC)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • The Society of American Registered Architects
  • The Architects Council of New York City Inc.

Zetlin & De Chiara LLP maintains a strong presence in the leadership ranks of the ABA Construction Forum. Partners have taught classes at Columbia University, The Cooper Union, Cornell University, NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate, and other local educational forums. Zetlin & De Chiara authored "New York Construction Law," the definitive treatise on construction law in New York State.

Our attorneys are Fellows of the following organizations:

  • American Bar Foundation
  • American College of Construction Lawyers
  • Institute for Urban Design


In addition, our attorneys serve on the boards or special committees of various construction and real estate-related organizations, including:

  • American Arbitration Association
  • Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation
  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
  • Global Design Alliance
  • New York Building Foundation
  • New York Landmarks Conservancy