Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino (VLMG)

VLMG Recognized by 2018 Chambers USA Nationally and at State Level

» Posted May 31, 2018News

Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino has been once again been recognized in the Chambers USA guide in the “Construction” category. The 2018 guide describes VLMG as a firm that is widely respected by clients, who note a firm of which "demonstrates that it is client-focused consistently, passionately and with sincerity." VLMG is ranked as a top firm in Virginia, Nationwide, and 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.

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

Paul Varela demonstrates “excellent legal skills while remaining sensitive to the business needs of his clients,” report sources.  One client comments:  “His ability to learn and understand the technical issues astounded me.”  He handles contentious and noncontentious construction matters on behalf of domestic and international clients.  His expertise includes government contracts and public-private partnerships.

Bennett Lee is a highly regarded construction litigator. One interviewee describes him as "very competent, well spoken, articulate and persuasive." He is a recognized expert in federal government contracting on issues ranging from compliance, bid protests, to claim preparation, pricing, and dispute resolution.

Todd Metz is "a seasoned and capable lawyer," report sources, particularly highlighting his "even temperament." Metz predominantly focuses on contentious issues arising from construction and infrastructure projects. He acts for contractors, owners and design professionals in litigation and arbitration.

Joe Guarino is noted as being “excellent with contract negotiations, a skilled litigator and overall a very professional attorney.” He handles disputes arising out of a wide range of projects, including power plants and hospitality projects.

Finally, recognized as “Up and Coming” Brian Dugdale’s clients have praised him for being "very professional and thorough,” and Christopher Burke’s clients appreciate his abilities for being "very knowledgeable, thorough and detailed." 

To view the 2018 Chambers USA rankings in their entirety, click on the links below:  

Construction - California

Construction - Nationwide

Construction - Virginia

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