Watson & Associates’ federal 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.
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We also guide federal contractors over many hurdles during the contract performance stages including Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR compliance ), government contract disputes, bid protests, SBA and small business government contract and general consulting.
Watson & Associates, LLC’s Government Contracts lawyers represent clients in a wide range of federal contracts. With law offices located in Denver, Colorado and Washington, DC, the law firm has a national reach and helps small businesses and large federal contractors to analyze and resolve legal issues that may or does have a critical impact on the company.
As government contracting law attorneys, we provide legal advice and counsel on a wide range of legal matters related to the procurement process, including bid protest litigation, federal contract compliance, contract negotiations, federal contract claims preparation and litigation, terminations for default and convenience, complex litigation and appeals, investigations, voluntary disclosures, and suspension and debarment legal help.
When federal projects are awarded, a contract attorney at the law firm can provide guidance on the various contract provisions and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), the Department of Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) and local statutory supplements.
When contractors find themselves facing serious adverse actions from the contracting officer or federal agency as a whole, our government contracting 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 Law Firm – Litigation and Appellate Lawyers
As a federal government contracts law firm, we often are called upon to provide legal counsel if a variety of complex situations. Our procurement appellate lawyers appear and litigate before the various courts such as Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA), 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. Federal contract 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.
Federal Contracting Practice Areas
Our federal government contracting attorneys resolve disputes in many facets of government contract law and federal procurement. Whether you are immersed in litigation involving 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 DOD contractors in bid protests before the 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 agency. The law firm also provides legal advice and representation in requests for equitable adjustment for service contracts, construction contract delays, Service Contract Act 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 contractors in Afghanistan, Iraq, Dubai and Saudi Arabia.
SBA and Small Business Government Contract Attorneys
Watson & Associates, LLC prides itself on its special knowledge of contract small business programs. As federal contracts attorneys, 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 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.
Native American Contracting, SBA 8(a) Tribal and ANC Contracting
Our Government contracting 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 contracting attorneys have represented federal contractors in a wide range of termination for default appeal cases. Our federal contracts professionals also have negotiated default terminations into and termination for convenience. When contractors receive cure notices or show cause letters, each 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.
Court of Federal Claims and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Litigation
When lower courts make an adverse decision against a contractor, sometimes a review of the record can reveal the serious legal errors. At the government contracting law firm of Watson and Associates, our government contract lawyers represent companies nationwide and overseas to address serious mistakes made at the trial court.
Nationwide and International Help for Various Industry Groups
Watson & Associates represent federal 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