CONTRACT NEGOTIATION & PREPARATION

An effective and comprehensive contract is the foundation of a successful construction project. Zetlin & De Chiara has long been recognized as the preeminent firm in drafting and negotiating in the areas of Design Professional/Owner, Design Professional/Sub-Consultant, Owner/Contractor, Owner/Construction Management, and Owner/Owner's Representative agreements.

At Zetlin & De Chiara, the contract development process begins with you. Once our attorneys are acquainted with your objectives, concerns, and expectations, we thoroughly evaluate the implications, detect potentially unforeseen consequences of complex contract provisions, and capitalize on your strongest points of leverage. The result? An agreement specifically tailored for your firm, project and success.

Our attorneys aim to produce contracts that allocate risk and responsibilities, anticipate and prevent ambiguities, as well as provide mechanisms to avoid disputes arising from contract performance. We are familiar with all construction delivery methods, including design-bid-build, design-build, construction management and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), as well as the full range of public and private sector construction projects, including commercial, infrastructure, industrial, residential, institutional, retail, and mixed-use.

Zetlin & De Chiara is also well-versed in project labor agreements and often advises on their suitability and practicality for particular projects.