Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino, LLP
Joseph Guarino handles dispute resolution in the construction sector, including major claims relating to the development of energy facilities, hotel complexes and commercial buildings. His experience includes all aspects of contract drafting and negotiations, counseling on contract administration, claim preservation and avoidance, and dispute resolution and litigation within the construction industry. Joe's broad experience includes tunnels, power plants, high-rise buildings, hospitals, detention facilities, courthouses, hotels and condominiums, chemical projects, educational facilities, airports, pharmaceutical projects, mass transit, car rental facilities and parking structures, embassies, and many other industrial, heavy construction and general building projects.
Joe counsels and advises clients on contract preparation, administration, interpretation, and termination on federal, state and private contracts both domestically and internationally. Joe also frequently assists clients in key risk management issues and has represented clients in drafting of complex engineering and construction contracts. In addition, he assists clients with claim preservation, preparation and prosecution. Joe has significant litigation experience before both federal and state courts as well as boards of contract appeals and in various alternative dispute resolution proceedings, including arbitration and dispute review boards, throughout the country and internationally.