Given that the Federal Government is the largest consumer of goods and services in the world, spending approximately $500 billion annually through contracts and grants, RKW is perfectly positioned in both geography –in the middle of the largest concentration of government contractors in the country – and experience to help government contractors succeed in the face of government-unique challenges, which are different in many ways from those facing other businesses. Our attorneys’ expertise ensures that clients have the tools they need to grow in this complex marketplace.
The attorneys in our Government Contracting Practice Group educate our clients on steps to take and pitfalls to avoid when entering into, performing, and/or closing out prime contracts and subcontracts in the government contracting environment. Using the collective knowledge of RKW and our years of experience, we offer counsel to help contractors thrive in this heavily regulated industry and avoid costly trips to the courthouse. When, however, litigation is necessary or unavoidable, we have the experience and resources to represent our clients aggressively.
RKW has provided comprehensive and practical guidance for its government contract clients, in a wide range of matters, including commercial and construction litigation, employment law, corporate litigation and business transactions as well as government contracting disputes and administration. RKW is well versed in government contracts and procurement law, having brought value to clients by working closely with them on various contractual and administrative issues arising from doing business with federal, state and local governments.
Our counsel has extensive experience in challenging procurements through the Government Accountability Office (GAO)’s and Office for Dispute Resolution for Acquisition’s (ODRA) protest procedures as well as through state and local government offices. RKW assists with operational and administrative issues, protests, contract disputes and drafting, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and challenges, contractual termination claims, and requests for equitable adjustments before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, the Court of Federal Claims, federal and state agencies, and the federal and state court systems. As the industry has expanded, so too has RKW’s representation of small, disabled and veteran owned, minority owned and women owned businesses, whom it regularly counsels throughout their life cycle. He assists in identifying, applying for and capitalizing on the programs and preferences available through federal and state agencies, optimizing subcontracting opportunities, and, once they have grown and expanded, counsels and execute optimal transitions, either through successful purchases of other contractors or profitable sales to experienced purchasers.
We are in the business of solving problems. Whether we are negotiating the purchase of a dental practice, updating your employee manual, assisting your business bid on a government contract or preparing estate planning documents to protect your family, we are focused on meeting your needs while managing your bottom line.