South Carolina Government Contract Lawyers
Federal government contract lawyers helping businesses to avoid the most COSTLY MISTAKES seen in when doing business with the federal government
Watson & Associates, LLC help federal government contractors in various industries across the United States including South Carolina and its metro areas to resolve disputes while maintaining their bottom line.With law offices in Washington DC and Colorado, the boutique law firm has domestic and international reach. Our goal is to provide consulting services and litigation support that protects the company’s bottom line while avoiding civil and criminal liability.
The Depart of Justice (DOJ) and the various inspector general’s offices (OIG) have a massive oversight campaign in place that seeks out and prosecutes small businesses and large defense contractors for False Claims Act violations, noncompliance with Buy American Act laws and SBA small business programs. Our government contractor fraud defense lawyers represent companies and individuals involved in government investigations or facing criminal indictments or jail time.
As government contract attorneys, we also understand the common legal issues that arise while performing your contract. The law firm provides legal advice and representation in such areas as:
- Bid protests (GAO and COFC)
- Government contract claims and disputes
- Cure notices and show cause letters
- Small business and SBA program matters
- False Claims Act defense
- Litigation and appeals COFC and UC Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- Teaming agreements, Joint Ventures and SBA Mentor Protégé Programs
- Termination of contract for default and convenience
- SDVOSB, HUBZone and SBA 8(a) programs
- Government contracts consulting services
- Suspension and debarment
Government contract protests, litigation and appeals: We frequently appear before the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Court of Federal Claims, Appeals to the US Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. Besides government contract bid protest litigation and intervenor legal counsel, we litigate matters related to the termination of contracts for default and convenience; appeals of federal contracting claims to the Boards of Contract Appeals and other Contract Disputes Act matters.
Government contract small business lawyers. Our federal contract attorneys frequently help companies to navigate through the legal issues related to SBA 8a certification; HUBZone Program; SDVOSB government contract law; teaming agreements, joint ventures and SBA mentor protégé contract disputes. When small businesses are awarded federal contracts, our bid protest attorneys represent and intervene in SBA small business size protest and size appeals to SBA OHA. As mentioned above our law office also represent companies facing criminal False Claims Act violations or criminal charges for SDVOSB, SBA 8(a) and HUBZOne fraud.
South Carolina government contract consultants: Our clients want to increase their bottom line when there are government contracts awarded. Our Federal government contract consultants help South Carolina companies in a variety of areas to include responding to cure notices and show cause letters, government contract claims, marketing to the federal government and FAR compliance. Visit our practice areas.
Government Contract Dispute Lawyers – Litigation and Appeals
Contract Disputes Act compliance, REA, and Appeals: When government contractors find themselves in a tough position when the contracting officer denies a claim or the government fails to compensate for the scope of work changes, issues change orders or refuse to pay for equitable adjustments, Watson & Associates’ government contract lawyers can help. We minimize the contractual liabilities of government contractors and the indicators for liability under the FAR.
The law firm also litigates Contract Disputes Act claims (CDA) cases before the various Boards of Contract Appeals and the U.S. Court of Federal claims. The lawyers at both our Colorado and Washington DC offices have extensive experience in preparing contract claims and REAs. We also help our clients to negotiate complex contract claims arising from breach of contract, differing site conditions, and latent construction defect claims. Read more..
Government Procurement Fraud Attorneys and Contractor Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you are subject to a government investigation or facing criminal charges for government contract fraud, our attorneys can help. We develop an aggressive team of defense lawyers that understand both the criminal and government contracting aspects of the case. We find that many contractors are being convicted because the local criminal defense lawyers are not experienced in government contracting laws.
Government Contractor Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers
When the DOJ and OIG initiate investigations, criminal indictments and pursue false claims cases and Buy American Act fraud cases, our government contractor fraud lawyers step and in work with local counsel. Our experience with federal procurement and small business programs puts us ahead of the competition. Our federal criminal defense team helps you to fight back.
Procurement Policy and Regulatory Practices – New Law, Federal Register & Comments, and Regulatory Guidance: As federal government contracts lawyers, we frequently help small businesses and large DOD contractors to navigate through the complex FAR regulations and to take proactive action when new government contracting regulations develop in the Federal Register. We help clients to analyze proposed rules for potential impact and prepare comments and viable questions when proposed legislation and federal policy can impact their business’ future.
Termination for Default and Convenience: Watson’s public government contracts lawyers have represented federal contractors in a wide range of termination for default appeal cases. We also have negotiated default terminations into and termination for convenience. When contractors receive cure notices or show cause letters, our South Carolina government contract attorneys help them to prepare detailed responses with a focus on preventing defaults. We also help clients to prepare settlement proposals when there is a termination for convenience.
Government Contract Attorneys Helping South Carolina Companies
As federal government contract lawyers, with law offices in Washington DC and Colorado, the law firm can represent government contractors in all areas of South Carolina including: Columbia, Charleston, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Rock Hill SC, Greenville, Summerville, Sumter, Goose Creek, Hilton Head Island, Florence SC, Spartanburg, Aiken, Myrtle Beach SC, Anderson, Greer and more.
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