Government Contracts

For more information on our Government Contracts practice, please contact:
Ronald W. Schuler
Brian C. Helmick
Patrick R. Esposito II

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Spilman Thomas & Battle’s Government Contracts practice group attorneys have extensive experience assisting clients in conducting business with local, state, Unites States federal and international governments. The firm’s attorneys leverage backgrounds from government, in-house, executive management and private legal practice roles to guide clients through all phases of activities in this heavily regulated industry.
Spilman’s attorneys can help guide you every step of the way with our full range of regulatory compliance, transactional and litigation services on virtually every facet of government contracting and procurement, including the following:
  • Business structure, strategy and planning
  • Cost accounting issues, including counseling on Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) cost and pricing compliance issues; cost principles; and Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) audits
  • Complex bid and proposal activities, including pre-RFP strategic positioning, responses, and compliance with bidding regulations with federal agencies, West Virginia state agencies, and other state agencies
  • Contract negotiations, bid protests, claims and disputes, including defense of challenging contract awards before administrative and judicial tribunals
  • Foreign sales and procurement, including activities subject to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR); Export Administration Regulations (EAR); and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  • Intellectual property and data rights protection
  • Labor and employment law
  • Mergers and acquisitions, including acquisitions of United States Department of Defense (USDOD) contractors by foreign companies
  • Real estate and General Services Administration (GSA) leasing
  • Regulatory, contract and transactional compliance
  • State and local taxation compliance
  • Security clearance matters, including facility clearances; personnel clearances; foreign ownership, control or influence (FOCI) issues; and Defense Security Service (DSS) engagement
  • Subcontracting, joint ventures and strategic alliances
We recognize that the rules of government contracting are complex, constantly evolving and have significant consequences for non-compliance. Our Government Contracts practice group will help you to structure the management processes and, when needed, litigation activities, to navigate within this highly regulated industry.

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Michael J. Basile / Responsible Attorney