Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino (VLMG)

VLMG Announces Three New Partners

» Posted October 9, 2020News

Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino is proud to announce its three newest partners, Owen Walker, Stephen Pessagno and Daniel Sakaguchi.  VLMG congratulates them on their elevation to the Partnership! All three demonstrate the qualities of commitment and intellect that make VLMG so different.

Owen Walker practices in the areas of commercial construction and government contracts law.  He represents owners, developers, design professionals, contractors and subcontractors in all phases of construction projects, from contract preparation and negotiation through dispute resolution and litigation.  Owen counsels regional, national and international clients on legal matters, including contract formation, administration and performance, claim entitlement and liability, contract termination for convenience and default, quantification of damages, delay and critical path scheduling, design-build and joint venture issues, mechanic's liens, and performance and payment bond claims.

Stephen Pessagno's practice focuses on commercial and construction litigation, representing design professionals, general contractors, and subcontractors for public and private projects. Stephen has litigated complex commercial disputes in state and federal courts throughout the country.

Daniel Sakaguchi has broad experience in handling complex commercial, construction, and intellectual property disputes, including trademark and trade secrets disputes. Daniel’s recent victories include an Appeal before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of a Fortune 500 Company, and a trial victory in the Santa Clara Superior Court’s complex division. Daniel has tried jury cases to verdict in state and federal courts from California to Missouri to Illinois.

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