Welcome to Kernan and associates

For more than 25 years, KALG attorneys have helped domestic and international companies obtain, retain, and manage contracts with U.S. federal, state, and local governments. At KALG, we are dedicated to achieving exceptional results for our clients in every matter we are entrusted to handle. Our responsive and highest quality service, coupled with our laser focus and sensitivity to client needs, has established a professional reputation in which we take great pride.


Kernan and Associates’ national government contract practice focuses on a variety of issues, including:

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About Us

For more than 25 years, KALG attorneys have helped domestic and international companies obtain, retain, and manage contracts with U.S. federal, state, and local governments. We are a national government contracts practice, with attorneys in Washington, D.C. and in New York. We assist clients on the entire spectrum of government contracting issues at every stage of the procurement process from proposal preparation and bid protests through contract claim resolution. We also represent clients in debarment and other government investigations.

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Government Contract Lawyer Washington DC

Government Contract Lawyer Washington DC

The experienced legal team at Kernan and Associates assists contractors and subcontractors through every aspect of the contract process with governmental entities.

For more than 25 years, our knowledgeable government contract lawyers in Washington DC have helped contractors obtain contracts with U.S. federal, state, and local governments.

We have also helped contractors identify and mitigate the potential risks associated with working with the government. We help contractors pursue their interests and obtain the objectives of their business.

Key Focus Areas

Our government contract lawyers in Washington DC focus on every aspect of government contracts from inception to termination. Some of our key focus areas include:

  • Negotiation of contracts – We are seasoned at drafting and negotiating government contracts. We advise clients throughout the process and advocate for their interests.
  • Set-aside strategies and compliance – We help veteran, minority-owned, women-owned and other businesses for which federal, state, or local grants or funding are available due to these preferences. We can help you identify programs that capitalize on your form of ownership as well as represent your interests in set-aside challenges.
  • Bid protests – We represent contractors who want to make protests or defend against protests in local, state, and federal forums. We help our clients pursue their interests during this pivotal time in the contract process.
  • Contract claims – Our skilled government contract lawyers help contractors navigate contract and construction claims. We help resolve conflicts caused by changes, impossibility, delays, and price adjustments. We help file mechanics liens and resolve Miller Act claims.
  • Alternative dispute resolutions – Our experienced government contract lawyers know that litigation is not always the best route. We explore alternative options, such as mediation or arbitration. We can skillfully represent your interests in these forums.
  • Audits and investigations – Our skilled legal team can help you protect your interests if you are the subject of an investigation or audit from entities such as the Department of Justice or the Inspector General. We defend claims against false claims, cost accounting, defective pricing, and fraud allegations.
  • Contract termination – If a government contract is terminated, our firm can explain your options. We can discuss the remedies available as well as the potential risks.
  • Debarment proceedings – We understand how important it is for contractors to avoid debarment that may lead to them being unable to make bids on future government contracts. If you are concerned about a suspension or debarment, we can assist you through this process.

How We Can Help

For over 25 years, our Washington DC government contract lawyers have assisted contractors effectively manage government contracts. We assist clients with every government contracting issue, ranging from the preparation of a proposal to contract claim resolution.

We understand the intricacies of federal contract law and the substantive legal issues that may arise in this context. We can provide immediate legal advice when you need it most and take steps early in the process to mitigate the likelihood of problems arising. We provide cost-effective government contract solutions customized to meet your business interests.