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Raymond T. Mellon

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: 2006 - 2021
Licensed in New York Since: 1982
Practice Areas: Construction Litigation: Business
Attorney Profile

Attorney Raymond T. Mellon is a senior partner with Zetlin & De Chiara LLP law firm, and he works primarily out of the firm's law office in New York City. Nationally recognized as a leader in construction law, Mr. Mellon has more than 38 years of total legal experience, and he provides unmatched counsel and support to a diverse range of clients across his region as well as throughout the country who have serious, complex and pressing construction-related legal issues they need to address.

Along with maintaining a successful litigation practice, Mr. Mellon routinely counsels his clients on all matters related to contract drafting and negotiation, risk management, and other areas. He has extensive experience with architectural, engineering and contracting matters, and he has become a recognized authority on issues associated with building in New York City's urban environment, particularly with regards to complex safety and licensing issues.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Mellon has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell along with consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America. He has also received recognition as a top construction litigator from Chambers USA, and he holds a listing in the Legal 500. He has also received the Distinguished Presidential Citation from the Society of American Registered Architects as well as the New York Society of Architects Distinguished Service Award and the Advancement of the Architectural Professional Award from the Brooklyn AIA.

Mr. Mellon obtained his Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law in 1981, and the New York State Bar Association admitted him to practice the following year. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. Court of International Trade, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

He is an Honorary Member of the New York State AIA as well as the Brooklyn and Queens AIA Chapters. He is also an active member of the New York Building Congress’ Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, the Architects Council of New York City and the National and New York Chapters of the Society of American Registered Architects, among his other professional affiliations.

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Practice Areas
  • 100%Construction Litigation: Business

Selections

16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021

About Raymond T. Mellon

First Admitted: 1982, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.zdlaw.com/professionals-raymond-t-mellon

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, U.S. Court of International Trade, U.S. Tax Court, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • General Counsel - American Institute of Architects, Brooklyn
  • General Counsel - Society of American Registered Architects, National and New York Chapters
  • Real Estate Board of New York
  • General Counsel - New York Society of Architects
  • Member, Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Real Estate Board of New York - New York Building Congress
  • General Counsel - American Institute of Architects, Queens
  • General Counsel - Architects Council of New York City, Inc.

Educational Background

  • Hofstra University, B.A. magna cum laude

Honors/Awards

  • Honorary AIA Member, New York
  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • New York Society of Architects Distinguished Service Award, 2008
  • 2012-2016 Best Lawyers
  • Distinguished Presidential Citation, Society of American Registered Architects
  • Honorary AIA Member, Brooklyn
  • AIA Brooklyn 2016 Advancement of the Architectural Profession Award

Videos

  • Webinar, How to Start an Architect Led Design-Build Entity, Architects And Engineers, 2009

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

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Office Location for Raymond T. Mellon

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

Phone: 646-916-3174

Fax: 212-682-6861

Last Updated: 3/24/2021

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