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 2023

» Posted June 12, 2023Christopher M. Burke, Brian R. Dugdale, Joseph S. Guarino, Bennett J. Lee, Todd R. MetzNews, Publications

Legal 500 2023


Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino has been recommended again this year by the Legal 500 United States as a top firm in the Construction practice area for 2023. Additionally, the guide highlighted Brian Dugdale once again as a Next Generation Partner for 2023.

This year's Legal 500 guide shares 'Often representing significant blue-chip construction clients, Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino, LLP is involved in both regional and global construction disputes. The team is seasoned in federal government contracting such as bid protests, claim preparation, compliance and pricing, and the team's attorneys have also enjoyed success before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals. Paul Varela is experienced in AAA, ICC, ICCDR, and LCIA arbitration, and has served as counsel in matters of administration and contract planning. Todd Metz advises clients on preparation and dispute resolution claims surrounding construction projects and government contracts. Bennett Lee works from San Francisco and represents his client roster of construction managers and owners, design engineering firms and general contractors on a breadth of mandates concerning mass transit systems and power/hydro plants. Joseph Guarino and Brian Dugdale are also noted.'

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