Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino (VLMG)

Steven Chasey


Steve Chasey is an associate in VLMG’s San Francisco office. His practice focuses on commercial and construction litigation, representing design professionals, general contractors, and subcontractors for public and private projects. Steve has litigated complex construction and commercial disputes and has represented clients in a variety of private dispute resolution settings.

Before joining VLMG, Steve worked in the Construction & Infrastructure Group in the Vancouver office of a large, international law firm, where he represented clients in the B.C. Supreme Court and B.C. Provincial Court. In law school, Steve was an editor-in-chief of the U.B.C. Law Review, competed in an international moot court competition at the University of Toronto, and received the Raymond Herbert Award for the top all-around graduate of 2014.


  • Knight Piésold Ltd.: Assisting senior counsel in defending client against allegations related to tailings dam failure at Mount Polley Mine in 2014 (Imperial Metals Corporation v. Knight Piésold Ltd., 2018 BCSC 211 and Imperial Metals Corporation v. Knight Piésold Ltd., 2018 BCSC 1191).
  • City of Victoria: Assisting senior counsel in dispute concerning delays and cost overruns related to construction of new Johnson Street Bridge in Victoria, BC.
  • City of Surrey: Assisting senior counsel in contractual dispute with contractor concerning revenues from City recycling program.
  • Confidential client: Assisting senior counsel in resolving dispute regarding delay and cost overrun claims for major public infrastructure project.
  • Elia Kirby Productions Ltd.: Representing construction company in dispute concerning payment for specialized construction project (Elia Kirby Productions Ltd. v. 1007377 B.C. Ltd., 2017 BCSC 179).


  • "Construction Law," Annual Review of Law and Practice, Continuing Legal Education of British Columbia, 2018
  • "The Distinction between Providing Notice of a Claim and Making a Claim,” Construction Law Letter, Vol. 34, No. 1, LexisNexis, September-October 2017
  • "Construction Law," Annual Review of Law and Practice, Continuing Legal Education of British Columbia, 2016

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