Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino (VLMG)

Government Contracts

Leading Authority

Well-positioned with its Beltway office and cadre of experienced practitioners, VLMG’s founding partners are leading authorities in government contracts.  Their expertise encompasses compliance, bid protests, suspension and debarment, claim preparation, pricing and dispute resolution. VLMG’s professionals have appeared before the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA), Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA), the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on a host of procurements as diverse as the federal government’s purchasing needs.

Multiple VLMG attorneys are involved in the forthcoming American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law publication Federal Government Construction Contracts (3rd ed. 2017). Paul Varela is a co-editor of this book, and co-author with Michael Suga and Brian Dugdale of Chapter 16, Litigating with the Federal Government. Chris Burke, David Wonderlick, and Rae Mueller are co-authors of Chapter 25, Federal Government Construction Outside the United States.

Compliance Education

If there is a constant in government contracts, it is change. VLMG stands ready to educate our clients about the next wave of compliance regulations.  Labor compliance and small business regulations are just a few of the areas where compliance obligations arise. However, it would be a mistake to characterize government contracts compliance as anything less than complete compliance with the FAR. Our professionals quickly spot potential issues and offer custom solutions.