Hirschler’s government contracts team understands that while contracting with the federal government can provide lucrative opportunities for companies, it also can be challenging due to the numerous and complex regulations at play. We are here to help our clients navigate these complexities by counseling and advising them on compliance issues and representing them in actions against the government and other government contractors when needed.
Our team has extensive experience representing clients in bid protests before the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), where we either contest the award of contracts to a client’s competitors; defend clients who have had protests lodged against them; or lodge pre-award protests challenging the terms of the solicitation. We advise clients on U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) regulations and compliance issues pertaining to socioeconomic small business programs, such as the 8(a), Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (SDVOSB) and Historically Under-utilized Business (HUB) Zones programs, as well as represent clients in size and status protests.
We also counsel clients who work with other government contractors by advising on teaming arrangements, subcontracting, mentor-protégé, and joint venture issues. Unfortunately, sometimes relationships with business partners break down, and when they do we provide sound advice to our clients who find themselves in disputes with teaming partners, and when appropriate or necessary we represent them in litigation and alternative dispute resolution proceedings. We pride ourselves on finding solutions that prioritize our client’s business needs and objectives.
In addition, our team represents clients in disputes with the government. Hirschler’s team prepares requests for equitable adjustments and certified claims for additional money or time necessary to perform government projects. We also have experience representing businesses facing suspension or debarment from government contracting, and advising clients on complying with mandatory disclosure requirements and in False Claims Act investigations. In addition, we counsel clients on government contracting issues that arise in merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions involving the purchase and sale of government contracting businesses.
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