Small businesses and larger federal contractors often find themselves at a disadvantage when it comes to federal construction claims. Whether your company is dealing with a Request for Equitable Adjustment (REA) or Contract Disputes Act process, there may dangerous landmines that companies should be aware of.
Watson & Associates procurement lawyers have extensive experience advising federal prime contractors and subcontractors (for sponsored claims) how to protect their rights with claims against the federal governent.
We help both domestic and international construction companies through Contract Disputes Act claims process,. If there is an adverse contracting officer final decision, our appellate lawyers will prepare and file the appeal with the respective board of contract appeals or Court of Federal Claims (COFC).
We Focus on Maximizing Claims Recovery
At Watson & Associates, our construction attorneys work directly with executives on disabled veteran owned businesses, company management and program managers to develop a strong presentation to the government. With decades of experience in the federal construction marketplace, we understand that the claim presented to the contracting officer must contain detail and meet the Contract Disputes Act requirements in order to stand a chance of maximizing claims recovery.
As a government construction claims law firm, we handle a variety of claims to the government including constructive changes, defective contract specifications, differing site condition claims and performance delays/ acceleration, legal impossibility/impracticability of performance, breach of the government’s duty to cooperate, and more.
Federal Government Construction Law Services
The facts of every case are important to the outcome. Federal government construction contractors, should communicate with the contracting officer as early as possible and keep a record of all communications. Avoid the costly legal mistake of taking direction from the contracting officer representative. Watson’s government construction contract lawyers help with:.
- Bid Protests (Court of Federal Claims)
- Construction Appeals and Litigation (Court of Federal Claims, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit)
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Government Investigations
- Federal Construction Claims Analysis & Preparation
- Negotiating & Drafting Contracts
- Small Business Programs
- Boards of Contract Appeals
- Mergers and Acquisitions of Government Contractors
- Regulatory Compliance
- Defense of Procurement Fraud
- Joint Ventures and Teaming Agreements
- Litigation and appeals
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONSTRUCTION ATTORNEYS- NATIONAL REACH
Attorney for Construction Contract With the Federal Government – National and International Clients
With law offices in Washington, DC and Colorado, the federal government construction contract lawyers at Watson & Associates LLC frequently help general contractors and small businesses across the United States and overseas to resolve construction contract disputes with the agency. Our goal is avoid costly legal mistakes when in litigation against the federal government.
- Prompt responses
- Affordable rates when litigating in the federal courts.
- Avoid costly mistakes in Contract Disputes Act Claims
- Reliable legal advice based on trust and long-term relationships
- Free initial consultation. Call 1-866-601-5518.
Federal Construction Claims Lawyers
Watson & Associates, LLC, our federal construction contract lawyers also handle a wide variety of federal government contracting cases, including the following:
Contract delay claims: When companies bid on federal jobs, it is common for the contracting officer to deny claims for legally valid delay claims in the contract agreement. The common dispute is whether or not there is a compensable claim, or whether the agency was required to give you extra time to complete the project. As construction claims lawyers, we often help with appeals to the various boards of contract appeals and the Court of Federal Claims.
Weather delay claims and differing site conditions: This yet a very common dispute between general contractors on a federal construction project. When companies experience differing site conditions, there are some deadlines that must be followed. Our lawyers help with issues regarding site inspections and more.
Small Business Matters
At Watson & Associates LLC, the law firm provides legal advice about small business disputes involve with federal construction contracts. Disputes about teaming agreements and joint venture relationships become a popular litigation matter. In addition, we help with sponsored construction (pass-through claims) under the Contract Disputes Act; SBA matters regarding non performance, IG investigations on federal construction projects and more.
- Teaming agreements
- Joint venture relationships
- Mentor protege arrangements
Watson’s Federal government construction attorneys are well-versed in areas such as affiliation, HUBZone requirements, SDVOSB construction cases and contractors certified under the SBA 8(a) Business Development Program.
Contract violations, litigation, and compliance with Contract Disputes Act requirements: When a contractor fails to correctly process claims, the contracting officer will often deny your request. After award, our procurement attorneys provide legal advice on FAR compliance, scope changes, differing site conditions and preparing timely Contract Disputes Act claims.
Federal Miller Act disputes: When contractor contracts involve issues related to payment bonds and performance bonds, our Federal Miller Act consultants can provide the requisite legal counsel to provide cost-effective results.
Litigation and Appeals
When the agency makes an adverse decision and alleges that you violated procurement laws, we prepare to handle to dispute on appeal to the requisite appellate court. As federal government construction contract lawyers, we frequently appear 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. See information on Preparing and Defending Government Contract Claims Under the Contract Disputes Act.
To speak with a federal construction law litigation attorney about your pending case, call 1-866-601-5518.
Contact Watson’s Government Construction Law Lawyers
If you are involved with construction for the federal government and looking to find a government construction attorney or construction claims lawyer that understands federal government construction contracts, call Watson & Associates, LLC law firm toll-free at 866-601-5518 to schedule a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION.