Federal Government Construction Contract Claims Changes & Resolution Attorneys


Owning and operating a federal construction company is very lucrative. However, like any federal government contract, there are a multitude of regulations and rules that you must follow.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and OIG have increased their oversight for construction fraud, violation of the Buy American Act (BAA compliance) and various allegations or procurement fraud.

As the CEO and owner of such a company, stress and fraud can be tough to endure. You want someone who can take the problem and get to the bottom of it immediately. This is where our federal contractor lawyers can help.

Federal Government Construction Contract Dispute Lawyers With National Reach

With law offices in Washington DC and in Denver, Colorado, the government construction lawyers at Watson & Associates, LLC aggressively represent small businesses and large defense construction companies with a variety of legal issues. This starts from the basic FAR compliance, small business teaming, joint venture, and mentor protege relationships.

The law firm also provides legal advice and support in military and federal construction projects when there are construction claims such as delays and differing site conditions. If your company is under investigation for allegedly providing different materials than what the contract called, government construction fraud, or indictments, please call our government construction law attorneys immediately.

List of Some of the Issues that Our Government Construction Contractor Attorneys Handle

As federal construction law attorneys, we resolve various problems for our clients across the United States. They include construction delays on federal projects, military and federal construction claims under the Contract Disputes Act (CDA), construction claims for delays and differing site conditions, construction contract ovations under FAR 42, construction fraud and False Claims Act investigations and litigation.

When the contracting officer issues a final decision on a Request for Equitable Adjustment or a Contract Disputes Act claim, our government contractor lawyers will step in and work towards getting a resolution to the matter.


Military and Federal Construction

When contractors start with on military construction (MILCON) projects, a variety of legal issues arise. Sometimes the government wants to come after the contractor for liquidated damages; in other situations, you may have to defend against the government breaching its common law duty of good faith and dealing. These are all areas that Watson’s construction law attorneys can help you with.

Government Construction Claims

When companies are unilaterally tod to perform additional scopes of work, CEOs of government construction companies must be very careful.  Building a record is critical.  When there is no other choice but to submit formal construction claims, we can help.

Another common dispute that arises in government construction contracting is delayed claims and differing site conditions. At Watson & Associates, LLC our government construction law attorneys can help you to prepare compliant contractor claims ready for submission.

Government Construction BAA Buy American Act Compliance

One of the most common challenges faced by construction contractors in federal projects is compliance with the Buy American Act. Developing internal BAA compliance analysis and internal controls can be very expensive.

Many companies take the chance and fall short of the requirements. As a result, the OIG or DOJ initiates subpoenas or civil investigative demands.  Our government construction contractor defense attorneys will get to the bottom of the matter and provide a more accurate and reliable response.

Construction Fraud Lawyers

Unfortunately, some businesses find themselves facing some level of fraud charges from the government. This can be a result of honest mistakes and it can also come from the federal prosecution’s misunderstanding of the federal procurements rules. This is where Watson’s construction fraud lawyers can help. Simply because a result is present does not mean that you are guilty of fraud.

Appealing the Contracting Officer’s Final Decision for Your Claim

When the contracting officer issues an adverse decision against you, there are but a few choices. When appealing the contracting officer’s final decision, contractors must be extremely careful when they do so without, the assistance of legal counsel. The law firm frequently appears in litigation before the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA); the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA); GAO; SBA OHA and the Small Business Administration for size protest and affiliation matters, the US Court of Federal Claims (COFC) and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit about various other issues regarding contractors laws. Call our federal construction claims contractor lawyers for immediate help.

We help construction companies to reduce exposure by helping them to minimize exposure. Call us for immediate help with construction Buy American Act requirements at 1.866.601.5518.

Nationwide Federal Government Construction Attorneys 

The contract dispute process gives the contracting officer complete discretion to approve or deny contract claims. The key to getting paid for your claims is to minimize the possibility of a dispute and to submit credible evidence and rationale to convince the contracting officer to pay your claim. Companies should first consider discussing the issue with the contracting officer before submitting a claim. Contracting officers do not like surprises.

federal construction fraud attoenyWatson’s Federal government construction fraud attorneys help clients defend against fraud allegations and False Claims Act cases involving complex law for construction contractors. Federal construction frauds are types of fraud committed by a general or subcontractor company performing on federal contractors or supplying material for a federal project.

This type of fraud can also include submitting fraudulent invoices for payment, providing substandard parts, submitting parts and materials to the government in violation of the Buy American Act, performing substandard repairs, or providing false information to get a federal project such as the client. If your company is part of a Qui Tam False Claims Act lawsuit or government fraud investigation, call our government construction fraud contractor attorneys for immediate help.

government contractor defense and procurement fraud lawyersWise D. Allen, Esquire , Counsel is a former Veteran Lieutenant Commander Judge Advocate for the United States Military. He also has extensive knowledge and experience in resolving corporate defense and litigation in vast international and national legal issues.

He brings a wealth of successful experience to government contractors seeking defense counsel in the various areas of procurement fraud, international contracting, False Claims Act defense and more.

Mr. Allen’s federal litigation experience as a former appellate attorney representing the United States and federal attorney for defendants in trials that led to his clients receiving overwhelming favorable outcomes in contested issues and obtaining non-contested resolutions. Read  more..


government contracts compliance lawyerScott D. Lovelock. Mr. Lovelock brings a wealth of proven knowledge and experience helping clients address issues of risk assessment, mitigation and regulatory compliance as well as a savvy level of business and military experience that gives him a unique perspective to help government contractors succeed and avoid most of the costly mistakes that are encountered when failing to understand and implement required compliance programs or understanding the nuances of working with government agencies. 

A retired Air Force officer, with extensive operational experience with procurement law for contractors in both the field, Numbered Commands, Air Force Headquarters and the Joint Staff, he brings a unique and focused perspective of DoD operations in how he serves our clients. 

In addition, he has been a Contractor Officer Representative, worked with major defense contractors on large weapon system acquisitions, and led multiple teams in support of the Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) process within the Department of Defense (DoD). Read more..

Our government construction claims lawyers and contractor fraud defense attorneys provide aggressive legal defense in civil and criminal cases that involve federal government construction contracting. We help with allegations of Buy American Act non-compliance, False Claims Act and procurement fraud cases, and government investigations regarding construction fraud. Defense contractor fraud often occurs on federal projects.

If you seek a government construction defense attorney, contact lead construction contractor lawyer Theodore Watson for immediate help.

Contact Watson’s Federal Construction Claims and Dispute Resolution Lawyers

Find federal construction dispute resolution lawyers who understand federal contracting laws for contractors. If you are involved with the federal government and looking to find federal construction fraud contractor attorneys or legal advice from government construction claims lawyers who understand federal government contracts and construction dispute process, call Watson & Associates, LLC law firm toll-free at 866-601-5518 to schedule a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION.