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Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino

Construction

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What the team is known for

Well-respected boutique comprised of construction law specialists on both coasts. Handles sensitive and substantial cases for many of the country's top industry players. Specializes in industrial and power sector projects with engineering, procurement and construction contractors and developers. Increasingly active in international construction projects and arbitrations, and has significant experience in government contract disputes. Particularly skilled in cross-border and multijurisdictional matters.

Work highlights

Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino represented Swinerton Builders, a general contractor, in a complex arbitration proceeding against the owner of a casino and hotel situated on tribal property in Brooks, California.

Notable practitioners

Paul Varela is eminently capable of handling the most complex contract planning, administrative and dispute resolution matters arising in the construction industry.

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Overview

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. 






Members

Burke, Christopher M

Dillon, Garrett E

Dugdale, Brian R

Guarino, Joseph S

Lee, Bennett J

Merrell, Nicholas A

Metz, Todd R

Niemi, Kirk E

Suga, Michael M

Van Ornum, Andrew

Varela, Paul A

Wonderlick, David B

Clients

Balfour Beatty

CB&I, Inc.

CH2M HILL

Clark Construction

DPR Construction

Gilbane Building Company

Hensel Phelps Construction Co.

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.

Parsons Transportation Group

Industries

Commercial Litigation

Construction

Government Contracts

International Construction Arbitration

Litigation - Construction

Surety

Construction

Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino

firm
Location

1600 Tysons Blvd, Suite 900

Tysons Corner

Virginia

USA

VA 22102

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USA - Nationwide

Construction


Paul A Varela
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