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Government Contracting and Claims

I provide small- and medium-sized government contractors with an affordable and effective means to protect their rights when dealing with the government.

I represent government contractors and government subcontractors in negotiating and drafting contracts, teaming agreements, and joint-venture agreements.  I also help my clients resolve disputes when they arise. Here’s a snapshot of services I provide to government contractors and subcontractors:

Appeals of a Contracting Officer’s final decision

  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA)
  • Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA)
  • National Security Agency (NSA) Security Clearance Hearings and Appeals
  • Department of Defense (DoD) Security Clearance Hearings and Appeals

Termination of government contracts

  • Settlement of terminations for convenience
  • Disputing terminations for default
  • Responding to notices to cure and show cause notices

Contract drafting and review

  • Prime contracts
  • Subcontracts
  • Teaming agreements
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements and non-disclosure agreements (NDAs)
  • Novation agreements

Bid protests

  • Agency protests
  • GAO protests

Compliance with acquisition regulations

  • Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
  • Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)
  • Buy American Act

Small business (SBA) programs

  • Qualification for minority-owned, women-owned, or veteran-owned contractor status
  • 8(a) Business Development Program certification
  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) certification
  • Woman-owned small business (WOSB) certification
  • HUBZone program

Protection of intellectual property in government contracting

  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Licensing of technology

When you’re ready to work with a small-business lawyer who understands your needs, call on Steven Lewicky. Whether you need legal advice on employment law, discrimination claims, construction litigation, copyright law, franchise law, or government contracting, I am here to assist you. I will work as an advocate for your small business, with the personal touch of an in-house lawyer and the expertise of a large firm. I practice in Howard County, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Montgomery County, Ellicott City, Columbia, Fort Meade, Catonsville, Clarksville and throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia. Contact me today for the legal support you need.