Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino, LLP (VLMG) is the new standard of law firm focused on serving the specialized needs of clients in the construction and engineering industry. VLMG opened in March 2014 and features offices in Tysons Corner, Virginia and San Francisco.
VLMG’s lawyers have represented clients on an impressive array of civil, industrial, commercial, and government projects across the United States and around the world. The firm’s attorneys offer a particularly in-depth understanding of heavy civil and infrastructure projects (including highways and bridges, tunnels, mass transit systems, water/wastewater, airports, ports, and professional sports stadiums) and the power sector (including fossil-fuel, hydroelectric, solar, and nuclear plants). Handling matters across this spectrum of project types has enabled the attorneys at VLMG to develop substantial expertise regarding federal, state, and local government contracts and procurement.
VLMG also maintains a significant and expanding international practice, with experience handling matters across the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. VLMG’s clients represent a diverse cross-section of the major players in the worldwide construction industry, and include contractors, subcontractors, owners, developers, sureties, design professionals, and public agencies.
The majority of the firm’s practice focuses on risk management, as well as litigation and dispute resolution before federal and state courts and boards of contract appeals, domestic and international arbitration, and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings. The firm’s attorneys also regularly provide pre-construction advice through the drafting and review of contract documents and provide counsel to clients during ongoing projects.
VLMG’s attorneys provide the highest quality legal service to our clients with agility, value, and responsiveness. Clients in the construction industry value close working relationships with lawyers who understand their business. We continue to nurture those relationships in a marketplace that has evolved to place increasing emphasis on a law firm’s sophistication and creativity.