Maria Kefalas

Top rated Construction Litigation attorney in New York, New York

Zetlin & De Chiara LLP
Maria Kefalas
Zetlin & De Chiara LLP

Practice Areas: Construction Litigation, Business Litigation

Licensed in New York since: 2017

Education: Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2022 - 2023

Zetlin & De Chiara LLP

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


An associate attorney at the Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, Maria Kefalas caters her business and construction litigation services to real estate owners and developers, designers, and other construction community members in New York. She handles complex civil disputes that involve commercial contracts, business disputes, and construction defects lawsuits.

Upon completing her B.A. in Politics in 2013 from New York University, Ms. Kefalas attended Cardozo School of Law to earn her Juris Doctor in 2016. Her time in law school included serving as an associate editor for the Arts & Entertainment Law Journal and participating in an in-house clinic, representing low-income citizens, disabled persons, and elderly individuals in a range of civil disputes. She also completed an internship with the Office of the New York State Attorney General.

Before joining Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, Ms. Kefalas worked as a commercial litigation associate for one of the greater New York City law firms. Understanding the unique challenges the business owners face, from business formation to succession planning, she has developed an ability to know her clients well during her interactions and assists them in strategizing efficient operating procedures.

An attorney registered in the state of New York, Ms. Kefalas is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. She retains her active involvement in organizations such as Commercial Real Estate Women of New York, Hellenic Lawyers Association of New York, and the New York State Bar Association.

Practice areas

Construction Litigation: Business, Business Litigation
  • 70% Construction Litigation: Business
  • 30% Business Litigation

First Admitted: 2017, New York

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Commercial Real Estate Women of New York
  • New York
  • Hellenic Lawyers Association
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Educational Background:
  • New York University, B.A.

Office location for Maria Kefalas

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

Phone: 646-916-3174


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2022 - 2023

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