SBA Lawyers & Government Contract Small Business Attorneys
Watson &. Associates, LLC’s small business government contracting practice has gained the reputation of being a go-to law firm when it comes to federal small business programs and rules. Our small business lawyers represent federal contractors in all states. Our goal is to minimize the impact of adverse agency action while avoiding costly legal mistakes.
Watson & Associates government contracts and small business lawyers help federal contractors to navigate through the complex rules and regulations when doing business with the federal government. Throughout our years of practice, and previous experience working for the federal government contracting agencies, we have developed the legal and consulting tools needed to help small businesses to improve their bottom line while staying out of legal trouble.
As new issues arise within the federal procurement marketplace, our government small business contract lawyers immediately get to the bottom of the issues and guide our clients away from potential suspension and debarment or criminal exposure.
Government Contract Small Business Attorney Services
With over 30 years of combined experience, government small business contract lawyers and government attorneys at Watson & Associates, LLC frequently help businesses nationwide with a variety of legal issues.
We help you to navigate through the various legal issues that arise on a daily basis such as meeting the SBA small business requirements and compliance under FAR Part 19. The law firm frequently provides government contract legal services with:
- Teaming agreements
- Mentor-protege and JV agreements
- Small business size standards and disputes
- Limitations on subcontracting matters
- Pass through FAR clauses
- SBA 8(a) Program matters
- Litigation and appeals
- SBA affiliation
- Internal policies and controls
- Novation agreements
- FAR compliance,
- SDVOSB fraud investigations
- SBA size standards and size protest litigation
Best SBA Lawyers for Resolving Teaming Disputes
Many of the government contract small business guidance and regulations come from both the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR Part 19) and Small Business Administration Regulations (13 CFR).
When issues such as small business size protests, teaming or joint venture, affiliation or litigation needs arise, our small business attorneys and SBA lawyers step up to the plate and aggressively represent our clients.
- Some of our legal staff have actually worked for federal contracting agencies.
- We understand the marketplace and how the various small business programs and rules may apply to your specific situation.
Government Contract Small Business Fraud Investigations
Our government contract small business lawyers have accomplished favorable results from clients in various industries. Recently, companies are being overwhelmed with procurement fraud investigations and criminal indictments due to alleged violations of government procurement laws.
Watson & Associates’ small business procurement fraud lawyers represent and defend contractors involved in a variety of cases that can have the company exposed to criminal and or civil liability.
In federal small business fraud cases, we help with government investigations, allegations of False Claims against the government, violations of SBA affiliation regulations, Buy American Act compliance violations, and also represent clients as small business defense attorneys at civil and criminal trials.
Mentor Protégé, Teaming Agreements & Joint Venture Arrangements
A huge hurdle for companies seeking larger contracts with federal government agencies is the proper use of contractor teaming agreements, Mentor Protege relationships, and joint venture agreements.
Watson’s government small business lawyers and SBA affiliation attorneys provide detailed guidance when bidding teaming partners and SBA government contracting with joint ventures. We serve as federal SBA lawyers for various disputes.
Small Business Size Protests & SBA Affiliation Attorneys
Our government contract attorneys in DC and Denver, CO often represent government contractors when there are size standards protest disputes under the Ostensible Subcontractor Rule, SBA affiliation rules or the SBA has issued an adverse size determination decision.
Meeting the small business definition is critical. As SBA lawyers, we frequently practice before SBA OHA and understand the common legal issues that arise during litigation and appeals of cases involving government contracts for small companies. Find out more about our SBA size appeal attorney and small business preference services.
Small Business Litigation and Appeal Lawyers
When the SBA or contracting officer makes an adverse decision, small businesses have short deadlines on whether or not to appeal to the various appellate courts. Watson’s government business contract lawyers have represented many small firms with appeals of the contracting officer’s final decision to the various boards of contracts appeal, the US Court of Federal Claims or the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
When the SBA issues an adverse decision, our SBA lawyers also help with appeals to the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeal.
Nationwide Legal Representation
Watson’s small business contract attorneys can represent and federal contractor small business from any state on federal contracting matters.
Call Our Government Small Business Lawyers & SBA Lawyers
If you are looking to advance in the federal marketplace and need SBA lawyers. and procurement lawyer specializing in government contracts law, call Watson & Associates, LLC for a free initial consultation.
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