Bid Protests

We represent clients involved as protesters, or interested parties in protests, in all local, federal, and state forums. From the GAO and SBA, to the United States Court of Federal Claims and their state equivalents, we have the experience and know-how to help our clients maneuver through these arenas.

Contract Claims

We represent clients in the prosecution of all forms of claims including: equitable adjustment and termination claims, acceleration, breach of contract, changes, impossibility, superior knowledge, delays, pricing and scheduling claims,submission to the Contracting Officer, and litigating disputes in the Court of Federal Claim, Boards of Contract Appeals, or applicable State or local adjudicative bodies.

Construction Claims

Our construction practice includes: drafting and negotiating construction contracts, advising clients through construction projects, arbitrating, mediating, or litigating disputes which aris during the performance of the project, mechanics liens, Miller Act and Little Miller Act claims, and bid dispute issues.

Contract Termination Challenges

Our firm can lead you through the ramifications and the remedies involved in termination of contracts for default and for the Government’s convenience. We look at the grounds for default termination, valid excuses for default, damages which may result from termination, and the structured procedure which may be followed. Knowing the rules of terminations, we can help you convince Government representatives that contemplated default terminations are inappropriate. We may be able to lessen the impact of a termination. We have the expertise in putting together termination for convenience cost proposals and leading contractors through that process. We arm you with the knowledge necessary to correctly proceed with, and realize maximum reasonable returns from terminations for the Government’s convenience.

Debarment proceedings

Contractors debarred, suspended, or proposed for debarment are excluded from competing for or receiving contracts and grants. Given the widespread business impact of these tools, it is imperative that government contractors consult experienced legal counsel throughout the life of their business in order to avoid a proposed suspension, debarment, or proposed debarment.

Small business set-aside strategies and compliance

We assist small, veteran-owned, minority-owned [8(a)], women-owned, and HUBZone businesses in identifying, applying for, and capitalizing on the programs and preferences available through Federal and state agencies and in establishing subcontracting opportunities presented to them. We also represent them in size protests and challenges to set-asides, and NAICS code.

Audits and investigations

Our firm represents, defends, and protects government contractors who are the subject of investigations. Our government contracts attorneys are experienced in navigating clients through investigations conducted by an agency Inspector General (IG), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). Issues raised in such investigations may include the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Procurement Integrity Act, defective pricing, federal and state False Claims Act and qui tam actions, cost accounting and pricing, and general allegations of fraud.

Teaming arrangements and subcontracts, including small business set-asides

Our lawyers are experienced in the unique difficulties posed by teaming agreements, subcontracts, GSA Schedule Contracting Teaming Arrangements (CTA), Joint Ventures (JV), and contract novations. Our focus is to achieve the strategic alliances our clients desire while protecting their businesses from unforeseen liability. We also help draft and negotiate subcontracts between the prime contractor and subcontractor, in addition to drafting reseller and distribution agreements. Our attorneys are experienced counseling and representing clients in dispute resolution should a contract dispute arise. We also help our clients identify and analyze potential Organizational Conflicts of Interests (OCI), and draft mitigations plans where OCIs are identified. No matter the issue, our government contracts team can provide the experience and legal advice necessary to guide clients through even the most complex cases.