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Provided by Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino

Founded in 2014 with the opening of offices in Northern Virginia and San Francisco, Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino (VLMG) represents clients spanning the breadth of the construction industry, including owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, sureties, and public agencies. VLMG’s attorneys have handled litigation and arbitration across the United States and around the world involving a diverse spectrum of construction projects, including civil, industrial, power, commercial, and military/government projects, among many others. VLMG’s attorneys also have substantial experience in counseling clients during ongoing projects, as well as the drafting or review of contract documents. At its core, VLMG is a construction services law firm. Disproving the concept that legal service should only be consulted upon litigation, clients realize value from VLMG’s contract administration support during active projects. As many of our clients understand, project-level decision-making, such as scheduling and change order management, can avoid a lawsuit. VLMG’s professionals work as a team with executive, legal, accounting and engineering personnel as a foundational risk management asset. 


Provided by Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino

Andrew Van Ornum

Brian R Dugdale

Christopher M Burke

David B Wonderlick

Garrett E Dillon

Joseph S Guarino

Kirk E Niemi

Michael M Suga

Nicholas A Merrell


Provided by Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino

Balfour Beatty

CB&I, Inc.


Clark Construction

DPR Construction

Gilbane Building Company

Hensel Phelps Construction Co.

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.

Parsons Transportation Group


Provided by Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino

Commercial Litigation


Government Contracts

International Construction Arbitration

Litigation - Construction