Bill P. Chimos

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in New York, NY

Zetlin & De Chiara LLP
801 2nd Avenue, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 646-916-3174
Fax: 212-682-6861
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas: Construction Litigation: Business (80%), Business/Corporate (10%), Real Estate: Business (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Bill P. Chimos concentrates his practice on complex commercial law and construction litigation. Mr. Chimos is a partner at Zetlin & De Chiara LLP in New York, New York, and serves New York City and the surrounding areas. His clients include architects, commercial landlords, construction managers, contractors, designers, developers, owners and other individuals within the construction industry.

Practicing law for over 20 years, Mr. Chimos has handled numerous construction litigation cases over the course of his career, achieving successful resolutions through litigation, arbitration or mediation. He provides advice and guidance on business and legal topics, including contracts, insurance, professional licensing and risk management strategies. 

Recognized for his professional skill and ability, Mr. Chimos has a solid reputation among his clients and his peers within the legal profession. He provides outstanding legal representation and works tirelessly to help his clients achieve their legal goals.

Mr. Chimos earned a bachelor’s degree from New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business and received his law degree from St. John’s University School of Law. He holds a license to practice law before the state courts of New York and Connecticut and before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Away from the office, Mr. Chimos stays involved in his legal community through active membership in professional organizations. He belongs to the New York County Lawyers Association, the New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He also serves as a speaker or panel moderator on construction industry developments at Cooper Union.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Construction Litigation: Business
  • 10%Business/Corporate
  • 10%Real Estate: Business
Focus Areas

Construction Defects, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Contracts, Landlord/Tenant


5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021

About Bill P. Chimos

Admitted: 1999, Connecticut

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Recent Litigation Affecting Mold, Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, Summer 2003
  • Insurance and Surety Bonds Relating to the Design and Construction Industries New York Construction Law, 03.2003
  • Liability for Building Foundations: A Geotechnical Dilemma, 01.28.2018
  • Insuring a Design-Build Project, Zetlin & De Chiara LLP Review, 04.08.2005
  • Zetlin & De Chiara LLP Fall 2017 Update, 10.12.2017
  • Zetlin & De Chiara LLP Spring 2018 Update, 05.08.2018
  • Solving Water Intrusion and Mold Problems, 09.2002
  • AIA-ACEC New York Special Advisory Committee Meeting - Lender Certifications, 05.2007
  • AIA-ACEC New York Special Advisory Committee Meeting - Recent Changes to the Lobbying Procurement Rules: Pitfalls You Can Avoid, 05.2007
  • AIA-ACEC Risk Management Committee Meeting - Risk Management & Allocation, 11.2008
  • Liability for Building Foundations: A Geotechnical Dilemma, 2018
  • Risk Management & Allocation, AIA-ACEC Risk Management Committee Meeting, 2008


  • Super Lawyers
  • AV-rated, Martindale Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • American Bar Association
  • New York
  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Educational Background

  • New York University, Stern School of Business, B.S.

Industry Groups

  • Architects
  • Construction
  • Engineers
  • Real Estate
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Office Location for Bill P. Chimos

801 2nd Avenue
16th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Phone: 646-916-3174

Fax: 212-682-6861

Last Updated: 4/16/2021

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