SBA Joint Venture Agreement Lawyers


SBA Joint Venture Agreement Lawyers 13 cfr 124.513

We help Government Contractors Avoid Costly Legal Pitfalls in JV Agreements.

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Developing joint venture relationships require due diligence, compliance with complex statutory regulations and avoiding potential affiliation issues under the exceptions to joint venture agreement law can be problematic for federal government contractors. When bidding on new government bids, companies often use joint venture agreements in their proposals. However, competitors will often file a small business size protest to challenge the relationship. Although there may be an SBA- approved joint venture agreement, appeal courts have still found affiliation between contractors.

At Watson & Associates, our small business lawyers understand the legal disputes that can cost companies a government contract when their joint venture agreements do not follow the statutory guidelines. We frequently help clients to overcome these costly legal mistakes.

SBA Joint Venture Agreement Legal Services

With 0ver 30 years of experience in federal procurement, and as government small business  JV lawyers, the firm’s procurement experts frequently help clients with:

  • Drafting and reviewing joint ventures 
  • Consulting on the various SBA small business regulations
  • Providing legal guidance on the parties’ responsibilities
  • Advising on joint venture agreement and bids
  • Resolving legal disputes between joint venture partners
  • Helping clients to comply with SBA statutory regulations
  • Litigation and appeals under 13 CFR 124.513.

To speak with an experienced joint venture agreement attorney, call Watson for a FREE initial consultation at 1-866-601-5518.


  • Competitive rates
  • Avoid legal pitfalls
  • Legal representation in all states

Find Out the Legal Difference Between a Joint Venture & Teaming Agreement in Gov't Contracts

With law offices in Washington, D.C. and Colorado, the joint venture agreement lawyers at Watson & Associates, LLC frequently provide concise and structured legal advice to clients throughout the United States when drafting and entering into joint venture relationships. Our goal is to help clients to avoid legal pitfalls with affiliation, statutory compliance with terms and conditions of the contract and protecting the legal rights of the parties. We also provide legal guidance at the formation stage and through the disputes process.

Avoid Affiliation With SBA Joint Venture Agreement: Often in size determination disputes the SBA can find general affiliation under 13 CFR 124.513 between the parties of a JV agreement. If the partnership contract relationship is longstanding or if there is unusual contractual dependence between the partners, courts tend to find affiliation. In addition to simply having a joint venture agreement executed, our lawyers help small businesses to be aware of the impact of exclusivity agreements and long-term relationships regarding the “three in two rule” under the SBA regulations.

Does Your JV Agreement Meet the Exception to Affiliation? Although using a JV agreement is standard practice in government contracting, the SBA can still find small businesses affiliated based on a joint venture relationship unless an exception applies.  Government contractors entering a joint venture or partnership contract outside of the SBA 8(a) Program must still meet the requirements of 13 C.F.R. § 124.513(c) to get the benefit of any exception.

Help With Government Contracting Proposals: When companies are seeking gain the advantage of using a joint venture agreement in bid proposals, our government contracting attorneys provide legal advice and guidance with size standard requirements and compliance with regulations involving SBA Mentor Protégé arrangements. The lawyers at Watson & Associates, LLC provide help with:

Understand the rules before forming a joint venture agreement under SBA regulations: Our lawyers help clients to understand the various nuances of mentor protégé and joint venture agreement rules. This includes populated and unpopulated agreements.

Does your contract meet the legal definition? During the bidding phase for federal contractors, our strategic alliance attorneys frequently handle a variety of government contracting disputes where the ultimate issue is whether you meet the statutory requirements and prerequisites of the SBA joint venture agreement definition.

Appealing SBA Rejection of Your Joint Venture Agreement: Sometimes you may find that the SBA rejects your joint venture arrangement. However, OHA does not have jurisdiction over the SBA’s rejection of the agreement until the contracting agency has identified the offeror as the apparent successful offeror.” 13 C.F.R. § 121.1004(e). Our lawyers can help you to assess the specific facts so that your do not spend unnecessary legal fees in a useless appeal.

Learn more about how to submit joint venture business proposals for government contracts.

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Call our Government Contract & SBA  Joint Venture Agreement Lawyers

If you are a small business seeking to draft legal contracts that meet SBA joint ventures under 13 CFR 124.513 and federal partnership contract laws, call our government contract lawyers s at 1-866-601-5518 for a free initial consultation.