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Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino, LLP

1600 Tysons Blvd., Suite 900
Tysons Corner, VA, 22102


NYCurrently registered 201003/07/2016
DCActive 199107/05/2016
VAAuthorized to practice law198903/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
RecognitionBest Lawyers in America2015
Washington, D.C. Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2015
Virginia Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2015
RecognitionLegal 500 United States2014
RecognitionVirginia's Best Lawyers2014
RecognitionWashington D.C.'s Best Lawyers2014
RecognitionBest Lawyers in America2014
Virginia Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2014
Top Construction Lawyers in VirginiaChambers USA2014
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2013
RecognitionVirginia's Best Lawyers2013
RecognitionLegal 500 United States2013
Top Construction Lawyers in VirginiaChambers USA2013
RecognitionWashington D.C.'s Best Lawyers2013
RecognitionWashington D.C.'s Best Lawyers2012
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2012
RecognizedSuper Lawyers2012
Top Construction Lawyers in VirginiaChambers USA2012
RecognitionVirginia's Best Lawyers2012
Washington, D.C. Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2011
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2011
Top Construction Lawyers in VirginiaChambers USA2011
RecognitionWashington D.C.'s Best Lawyers2011
RecognitionVirginia's Best Lawyers2011
RecognitionWashington, D.C.'s Best Lawyers2010
RecognitionWashington D.C. Legal Elite2010
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2010
Virginia Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2010
Top Construction Lawyers in VirginiaChambers USA2010
RecognitionVirginia's Best Lawyers2010
RecognitionWashington D.C.'s Best Lawyers2009
Top Construction Lawyers in VirginiaChambers USA2009
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2009
Top Construction Lawyers in VirginiaChambers USA2008
Top Construction Lawyers in VirginiaChambers USA2007
Top Construction Lawyers in VirginiaChambers USA2006
Top Construction Lawyers in VirginiaChambers USA2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington Business CouncilMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
International Construction Law Review, Vol. 31, Part 1Foreign Contractor and Sub-contractor Claims Against the United States Government2014
Inter-Pacific Bar Association Annual MeetingMediation: When, How, and the Human Element2013
Accounting for Construction LawyersChapter 9: Pricing of Construction Claims, American Bar Association2010
Design/Build Deskbook: The Complete Guide to Design/Build Contracting, Licensing, Insurance, and Procurement Requirements in the 50 States and CanadaDistrict of Columbia State Review and Virginia State Review2010
Washington Building Congress BulletinDesign Defect Liability Under Design/Build1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of Virginia School of LawN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Construction SuperConferenceNip-Tuck: Does Construction Arbitration Need a Facelift?2013
Bocconi University, Milan, ItalyCorruption Risk Mitigation for International Joint Ventures in the Construction Industry2013
AGC of America's 2013 Conference on Surety Bonding and Construction Risk ManagementWhen the Owner Stumbles: How to Prepare for and Limit the Costly Effects of an Owner's Bankruptcy2013
Construction SuperConferenceGovernment Contracting Abroad2012
American Society of Civil EngineersRisks in Work Overseas2012
American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry Midwinter MeetingYou Told Our JV Partners What!!??!! Ethical Issues in Creating, Maintaining and Operating Joint Ventures2012
Construction SuperConferenceStrategic Alliances for Success2011
Pearlman Association Annual ConferenceModern Litigation as 'DR'2010
Construction SuperConferenceDetermining Acceptable Risk in Today's Hyper-Competitive Marketplace2010
Construction SuperConferenceThe Risks and Rewards of Program Management as a Project Delivery Method2009
Construction SuperConferenceManaging Risk in Today's Marketplace2008
Western Association of State Highway and Transportation OfficialsMitigating Public Objections to Public-Private Partnerships2007
Construction SuperConferenceMaking Money with Sustainable Design and Alternative Energy2007
The Contractor and Construction Manager Issues SuperConferenceStrange Bedfellows: How to Participate in a Public-Private Partnership Without Losing Your Shirt2006
Nevada Street & Highway ConferencePublic-Private Transportation Projects: A New Way to Allocate Risk2006
The Contractor and Construction Manager Issues SuperConferenceConstruction Management - A Concept in Search of a Definition2005
80th Annual National Bar Association ConferenceFundamentals of Construction Contracts2005
Construction Management Association of AmericaRisk Management: How to Optimize Your Construction Project2004
Forbes Construction ConferenceHow All Parties Can Achieve Their Goals on an EPC Contract: The Owner Gets the Output He Expects on the Anticipated Date and the Equipment Supplier and Contractor Make Money2002
National Electrical Contractor's Association's 100th Anniversary National ConventionSelecting a Winning Project: Pre-Bid Risk Assessment2001
National Electrical Contractors Association, D.C. Chapter, Annual MeetingCost Effective Dispute Resolution2000
National Contract Management AssociationThe Contracting Professional as a Business Manager2000
Forbes Construction ConferenceElectronic Procurement in the Engineering & Construction Industry2000
Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William & MaryGovernment Contracts Law1999
Federal Publications, Various LocationsGovernment Construction Contracting and Proving Construction Contract Damages1999
Washington Building Congress, Design East ShowDesign/Build: Minimizing Your Risk1998
National Electrical Contractor's Association, D.C. Chapter, Annual MeetingMitigating the Risk of Non-Payment1998
Center for Management Development and Training, Inc.Practical Techniques in Construction Contract Planning for States, Cities and Countries1998