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Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino LLP

April 20, 2016 15:56 ET

Chambers and Partners Nominates Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino, LLP for Chambers USA Awards for Excellence

Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino One of Only Six Law Firms in the U.S. Nominated for Construction Law

TYSONS CORNER, VA and SAN FRANCISCO, CA --(Marketwired - April 20, 2016) - The shortlist for the Chambers USA Awards has been published, and Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino, LLP is pleased to announce its nomination for the 2016 Awards for Excellence in the category of Construction.

Only six law firms in the United States received this prestigious nomination and VLMG is both the smallest and newest firm nominated in the Construction category. Founded in 2014, VLMG also holds the distinction of being the newest firm nominated in any of the 21 practice areas. While VLMG is one of only three firms nominated in any category with fewer than 25 attorneys, with a team that includes 12 partners with an average of nearly 20 years of full-time construction litigation experience, VLMG offers extensive depth and breadth of experience for clients seeking critical representation on high-stakes construction projects.

"Securing this nomination in only our second year as a firm recognizes our commitment to delivering the highest levels of service while maintaining a lean and focused practice, and is a testament to the hard work and talent of our lawyers and staff," Founding Partner Paul Varela said. "This is an excellent achievement and a team honor of which we are all proud, and we appreciate our valued clients who provided the feedback."

The winner will be awarded at a ceremony and dinner to be held on May 26th in New York City. These awards are based on research conducted for the 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, and shine a spotlight on firms that have excelled above all others in the U.S. legal market, reflecting pre-eminence in key practice areas and notable achievements, including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service. 

Chambers and Partners, a London-based publisher, selects leading firms and lawyers by researching firms and lawyers for each state, in over twenty areas of commercial law. To identify and rank the world's best lawyers and law firms, Chambers and Partners' team of more than 140 full-time researchers conduct an in-depth assessment of recent work and extensive interviews to identify and assess the firm's legal abilities, professional conduct, client service, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by clients. The USA Guide was first published in 2003. To learn more about Chambers' methodology, visit

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About Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino, LLP (VLMG)

Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino, LLP is a law firm representing clients spanning the breadth of the construction and engineering industry, including owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, sureties, and public agencies. VLMG's attorneys have handled litigation and arbitration across the United States and around the world involving a diverse spectrum of construction projects, including civil, industrial, power, commercial, and military/government projects, among many others. Learn more about VLMG at

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