Government Contracts

Berenzweig Leonard features a well-known and widely respected team of leading government contracts attorneys who have extensive experience handling the full array of issues contractors encounter when doing business with the federal government. Our approach recognizes that government contractors face unique challenges in generating and performing work with the government, and therefore require a law firm that understands not only how the government works and how the FAR operates, but also how to provide solutions for keeping revenues up and costs down.

 

 

Government Contracts Services

In the solicitation process, we assist companies from start to finish:

  • Draft RFP reviews
  • GSA Schedule Acquisition
  • 8(a) Certification
  • Bid Protests
  • Debriefing Strategies
  • Intervention in Protests to Protect Contract Awards

In the contract administration process, we assist companies from contract award to close-out:

  • Contract Management and Administration Issues
  • Contract Novations and Assignments
  • FAR Compliance
  • Schedule Issues
  • Ethics Compliance and Internal Controls
  • Payment Problems
  • Past-Performance Evaluations
  • Equitable Adjustments and Certified Claims

Additionally, the experienced lawyers at Berenzweig Leonard provide aggressive litigation representation for contractors before the Boards of Contract Appeals, GAO, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

The firm also focuses on keeping companies out of litigation, by seeking to resolve claims in a cost effective manner and help executives stay out of the courtroom and focused on their business.

Transactional Services

On the transactional side, Berenzweig Leonard handles the full array of contract matters to help companies and executives expand their business, such as:

Extensive Government Contracts Experience

The firm’s government contract attorneys have unique and extensive experience in all areas of government contracts:

Terry O’Connor, Director of Government Contracts, has written four books on government contracts law, and for the past 25 years, has provided instruction and training in government contract law to companies, executives and contracting officers throughout the United States.

Managing Partner Seth Berenzweig has lectured throughout the United States with Terry on cutting edge government contracts issues. Seth has represented companies and executives in federal litigation for over twenty years.

John Polk, the former Director of the Office of Fraud Remedies for the Department of the Air Force, managed the Air Force’s program for combating fraud by government contractors. Previously, he was Of Counsel to the national law firm Baker and McKenzie for 16 years and served as an Assistant US Attorney federal prosecutor for 12 years.

Stephanie Wilson a former law clerk at the Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C., has litigated a number of protests before the GAO and Court of Federal Claims as well as civil suits in other federal courts and state courts in Maryland and Virginia.

Associate attorney Katie Lipp has also litigated several protests before the GAO and Court of Federal Claims on behalf of government contractors, and was co-counsel on the firm’s recent $1.6 billion bid protest victory litigated at the GAO.

Berenzweig Leonard is widely recognized as a “go to” government contracts firm that can assist contractors throughout the nation and overseas with all phases of the acquisition process.

In a recent contract award protest, Berenzweig Leonard took care of all steps necessary to deal with the government, keeping us informed of the process and procedures. They brought their experience to the table and successfully secured our original contract award.

- Marc Wexler President & CEO WTS, Inc.

Protecting our contract after protest confirmed that we made the right choice in hiring their firm. Berenzweig Leonard really cares about their clients, even the small ones.

- Jim Reese CEO TigerSwan

In order to be successful in dealing with the complexities of government contracting, you need to partner with a legal firm that is intimately familiar with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and contracting arrangements. Berenzweig Leonard was recommended by our internal General Counsel years ago, and we have confidently continued with them based upon the quality of their talent and responsiveness to our needs.

- Randy Coppersmith Chairman & CEO Intercom Consulting & Federal Systems