Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino (VLMG)

VLMG Recognized by 2017 Chambers USA Nationally and at State Level

» Posted June 1, 2017News

Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino has been once again been recognized in the Chambers USA guide in the “Construction” category. The 2017 guide describes VLMG as a firm that is widely respected by clients, who note a “deep bench of skilled and experienced construction lawyers” who "always provide a timely and thorough response." VLMG was also praised for being a "very client-focused” firm that “strives to provide quality service for a fair and reasonable fee." VLMG is ranked as a top firm Nationwide, “Band 1” in Virginia, and a “Noted Firm” in California.  

To identify and rank the world’s best lawyers and law firms, Chambers and Partners, a UK-based research and publishing group, employs a team of more than 140 full-time researchers to conduct an in-depth assessment of recent work and extensive interviews.  When asked about VLMG, one such interviewee stated, “The service and results that I have obtained with this firm have been top-notch. I would rank them in the top echelon of the firms that I have dealt with who are experts in construction and surety law."    

Chambers and Partners also once again recognized Paul Varela, Bennett Lee, and Todd Metz for their individual achievements.  As described by Chambers:

Paul Varela is a highly regarded construction practitioner who is known for his work on both contentious and non-contentious construction matters. He is praised for his advocacy, with one interviewee saying: "an excellent lead counsel," describing him as "calm in the eye of the storm" and noting that he "inspires trust and confidence."  

Bennett Lee is a highly regarded construction litigator. Commentators describe him as "very sharp, intelligent and proactive," noting his "very good judgment" and "good legal strategy capabilities."  

Todd Metz "has consistently provided keen advice against tight deadlines, and his experience on complex construction contract issues has been a true asset for us," according to Chambers interviewees. He focuses on construction-related disputes and regularly works on matters relating to projects in the USA and abroad.   

Finally, Joseph Guarino and Christopher Burke are listed as “recognised practitioners” in Virginia.  

To view the 2017 Chambers USA rankings in their entirety, click on the links below:  

Construction - California

Construction - Nationwide

Construction - Virginia

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