Watson & Associates’ government contracts lawyers represent small businesses and larger DOD contractors both within the continental United States (CONUS) and overseas. The law firm provides legal counsel in various parts of the procurement process. We also contractors over many hurdles during the contract performance stages including Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR compliance ), contract disputes, bid protests, SBA and small business government contract and general consulting .
When contractors find themselves facing serious adverse actions from the contracting officer or government agency as a whole, our government contract attorneys provide over 30 years of experience by representing them in termination for default appeals, suspension and debarment, Contract Disputes Act litigation, SBA small business matters and more. See some of our favorable results.
Government Contracts Litigation and Appellate Lawyers
As a federal government contract law firm, we often are called upon to provide legal counsel if a variety of complex situations. Our government appellate lawyers appear and litigate before the various courts such as Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, U.S. Court of Federal Claims (COFC), Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Government contracts litigation can be very complex and one case may involve a multitude of legal issues. Therefore, we do our homework when appealing or appearing before the various courts on your behalf.
Key Practice Areas for Our Government Contracts Attorneys
Our federal government contracting attorneys resolve disputes in many facets of government contract law and federal procurement. Whether you are imersed in litigation involving government small business contract disputes, SBA size determinations, contract claims against the government or some other issue that is impacting your bottom line, our contracts lawyers can help.
Our main areas of expertise include:
GAO and Court of Federal Claims Bid Protests
Our government contracts lawyers frequently represent small businesses and large contractor in bid protests before the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Contract Claims and Disputes
Whether your case is simple or complex, our gov contracts lawyers help you to assess, prepare and litigate contract claims and disputes against the federal government. The law firm also provides legal advice and representation in requests for equitable adjustment, construction delays and other Contract Dispute Act cases. We represent clients before the Civilian and Armed Service Boards of Contract Appeals, the Court of Federal Claims and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
FAR Compliance and Mandatory Disclosure
Complying with contractor ethics rules, maintaining a FAR compliance program and developing sound Mandatory Compliance procedures often is problematic for may federal contractors. Watson’s government contracts law firm help with compliance programs, structuring FAR Mandatory Disclosure policies and controls.
Overseas Government Contracts and Contingency Contracting.
For contractors performing overseas, the law firm pairs up with one its government contracting attorneys to help you. We understand that contingency contracting is often governed by a different set of rules that the typical FAR compliance guidelines. We also work with government contractors in Afghanistan, Iraq, Dubai and Saudi Arabia.
SBA and Small Business Government Matters
Watson & Associates, LLC prides itself in its special knowledge of government contract small business programs. As government contracts lawyers, we often represent contractors in SBA size protests and size determination appeals to the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals (SBA OHA).
The law firm also provides legal advice and representation with issues We also advise clients on issues related to the SBA 8(a) Certification Program, SBA Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program, Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) matters and the Service Disabled Veteran Owned (SDVSOB) small business government contracting matters.
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Suspension and Debarment
When federal contractors or government employees face suspension and federal debarment from doing business with the government, we help clients with responding to the recommendation for suspension and debarment, responding to show cause notices, administrative agreements with the agency officials.
Litigation Before the Court of Federal Claims and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
When lower courts make an adverse decision against a contractor, sometimes a review of the record can reveal serious legal error. At Watson and Associates, our government contracts attorneys represent companies nationwide and overseas to address serious mistakes made at the trial court.
Native American Contracting, SBA 8(a) Tribal and ANC Contracting
Our Government Contracts lawyers provide legal counsel to Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs) and Indian tribal entities that participate in the SBA 8(a) Program (Super 8a Companies).
When Super 8(a) contractors need help structuring contractor relationships our law firm can help. Our attorneys also represent clients in government proceedings, including small business size determinations, appellate case to SBA’s Office of Hearings and Appeals (SBA OHA), and SBA IG investigations for alleged violations of federal government contract laws.
Termination for Default and Convenience
Watson’s federal government contract attorneys have represented federal contractors in a wide range of termination for default appeal cases. Our procurement professionals also have negotiated default terminations into and termination for convenience. When contractors receive cure notices or show cause letters, each government attorney helps them to prepare detailed responses with a focus on preventing defaults. As federal government contracts attorneys, we also help clients to prepare settlement proposals when there is a termination for convenience.
Help for Various Industry Groups
Watson & Associates represent federal government contractors in various industries including We apply our government contracting experience in a wide range of industries, including:
- Federal Construction
- Defense and Aerospace
- Environmental Remediation
- IT and Programming
- Financial Services
- Information Technology, Telecommunications and Information Systems
- Homeland Security
- Logistics and Transportation
- Manufacturing and Products
- Professional Services