Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino (VLMG)

Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino Recognized by the Legal 500 United States as top firm in the Construction practice area for 2022

» Posted June 8, 2022Christopher M. Burke, Brian R. Dugdale, Joseph S. Guarino, Bennett J. Lee, Todd R. Metz, Paul A. Varela, David WonderlickNews, Publications


Legal 500 2022

Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino has once again been recommended by the Legal 500 United States as a top firm in the Construction practice area for 2022. Moreover, the guide highlighted Brian Dugdale as a Next Generation Partner for 2022.

The Legal 500 guide boasts 'the construction dispute specialists at VARELA, LEE, METZ, & GUARINO, LLP are regularly engaged in high-stakes cases across the United States and internationally, specializing in bet-the-company matters and routinely handling disputes in excess of $100m for Fortune 500 companies and a host of major contractors. Tysons Corner, Virginia is the primary office for the practice and three of its four-strong leadership team operate from there: Paul Varela counsels prominent names in the global construction industry; Todd Metz has experience before arbitration tribunals, adjudication and review boards, and local and federal courts; and Joseph Guarino, a seasoned construction litigator with recent experience acting in some of the major power plant cases internationally. The fourth of the practice heads, Bennett Lee, is based in San Francisco and has significant experience before both federal and state courts, and domestic and international arbitration associations, on the gamut of construction law issues. Further key contacts in Tysons Corner include Brian Dugdale, whose experience covers a breadth of projects, from transport infrastructure to data centers and high-rise office and condominium complexes; and David Wonderlick, who has over a decade of experience in construction litigation and alternative dispute resolution nationally and worldwide'.

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