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Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino, LLP

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Litigation - Construction

Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino is first class and excellent in all aspects of construction law.

Dave Follett U.S. Pipeline, Inc.

Litigation - Construction

Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino have distinguished themselves as a leader in the construction legal world. They possess an incredible depth of construction industry knowledge which combined with exceptional legal skills make them a valued business partner. Further, we routinely choose Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino to assist with highly technical and bet-the-company type cases primarily because of their extensive experience in the construction industry and our trust in them to provide effective assistance on such high stakes type cases. Paul Varela is a top-notch lawyer with expertise in all facets of construction litigation. He is aggressive but mindful of the desired outcome and budget. He is our first stop for all construction litigation both nationally and internationally. No matter the size of the dispute, he is always responsive, efficient, well prepared, and extremely effective at handling a multitude of complex issues, specifically related to delay and disruption claims. I highly recommend Paul and Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino when it comes to construction law, litigation or international arbitration. In addition to Paul, we routinely use Bennett Lee, Joe Guarino, Chris Burke and Nick Merrill on complex construction litigation matters. They are all outstanding litigators and among the first people I call with a dispute or question. They are a go-to law firm for construction disputes and litigation.

Logan Hollobaugh Gilbane Building Company

Litigation - Construction

Joseph Guarino of the firm Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino is the best construction litigation attorney with whom I have ever worked. He is very practical, gives sound advice, and he is not afraid of a fight.

Construction Law

Our construction firm has used Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino extensively for years now in support of our operations across the US. We have found them to be an extremely cost-effective partner for us who excels at analyzing the sometimes-confusing facts that tend to underlie complex construction disputes and rendering practical, well-reasoned advice and analysis. And while VLMG has the resources to make us feel confident having them handle 8-figure claims, they can also be very efficient at providing support on smaller matters for which there is not much budget for attorney fees.

Construction Law

Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino have distinguished themselves as a leader in the construction legal world. They possess an incredible depth of construction industry knowledge which combined with exceptional legal skills make them a valued business partner. Further, we routinely choose Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino to assist with highly technical and bet-the-company type cases primarily because of their extensive experience in the construction industry and our trust in them to provide effective assistance on such high stakes type cases. Paul Varela is a top notch lawyer with expertise in all facets of construction litigation. He is aggressive but mindful of the desired outcome and budget. He is our first stop for all construction litigation both nationally and internationally. No matter the size of the dispute, he is always responsive, efficient, well prepared, and extremely effective at handling a multitude of complex issues, specifically related to delay and disruption claims. I highly recommend Paul and Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino when it comes to construction law, litigation or international arbitration. In addition to Paul, we routinely use Bennett Lee, Joe Guarino, Chris Burke and Nick Merrill on complex construction litigation matters. They are all outstanding litigators and among the first people I call with a dispute or question. They are a go-to law firm for construction disputes and litigation.

Logan Hollobaugh Gilbane Building Company

Litigation - Construction

Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino's lawyers are meticulous and have high capability to comprehend complex facts and technical matters with respect to construction (and they are very good at explaining them in ways easy to understand). I want to emphasize that VLMG's technique of cross-examination is first-class and without peer. VLMG successfully elicited a lot of testimony favorable to MHPS from the counterpart's witnesses.

Construction Law

Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino is a first-rate construction specialty firm. I would have no hesitation retaining them on any matter.

Dave Follett U.S. Pipeline, Inc.

Construction Law

Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino represented MHPS in respect of an international commercial arbitration conducted under ICC rule regarding a high value construction project. Mr. Paul A. Varela was the leading legal counsel for this case. Simply put, Mr. Varela is exquisite and outstanding in terms of both personality and competence/capability as a legal expert. Mr. Varela's attitude toward us is sincere and respectful and well takes account of cultural difference. He is very easy to get along with and has lovable personality. Mr. Varela is intelligent, knowledgeable and diplomatic. Arbitration tactics that he planned were quite strategical and on-target and often turned out to be outcomes highly favorable to us. I appreciate his performance in this arbitration and hold him in the highest regard. Working with Mr. Varela was wonderful experience for MHPS and I definitely hope to work with him and his team again. The performance of Mr. Varela's team was outstanding and exceptional, as well. His team mainly consisted of Mr. Todd R. Metz, Mr. Christopher M. Burke, Mr. David B. Wonderlick and Ms. Rae D. Mueller. His team was efficient, punctual (including very quick documents/messages/opinions turn around - I appreciate that Mr. Varela's team highly dedicated itself to this arbitration), affable mood, flexible, and acted in a cost-efficient manner. I strongly feel his team always tried to act in the best interest of MHPS, rather than maximizing VLMG's own interest. I definitely chose this team as one of the best lawyer-teams with which I have ever worked. While each team member had high level of expertise and distinct responsibility (which let this team significantly efficient), they closely cooperated with each other in order to avoid critical mistakes and not to delay any process in case of a member's absence. Moreover, it seemed that the team members frankly exchanged views, which would have arbitration strategies more sophisticated and strategical. The size of team was not so big given the size of dispute - the success in this arbitration proves the team's high efficiency and high degree of expertise.

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