Orange County, California Contract Lawyer, Government Contract Law Attorney, Federal Contracts Attorney, Government Contract Lawyer, Federal Financial Assistance Attorney, Government Inquiries and Audits Attorney, Government Contract Opportunities Lawyer, Federal Contracts Opportunities Lawyer - Jules Miller, Attorney at Law

Federal Contracts Opportunities and Risks - Jules Miller Attorney at Law, Orange County

Government contracts with Jules Miller Attorney at Law, Orange County, CAFEDERAL CONTRACTS REQUIRE COMPLIANCE WITH MANY COMPLEX LAWS AND REGULATIONS. VIOLATIONS CAN BE CRIMINAL
OFFENSES, NOT MERELY BREACHES OF CONTRACT.

The rules for Federal Contracts are stated in tens of thousands of pages of statutes and regulations. The principal regulation is the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), but most federal agencies supplement the FAR with their own individual agency regulations.

Unlike other contracts where disputes are resolved in the civil courts, many alleged violations of Federal Contracts are prosecuted in Federal criminal courts. For example, the submission of incorrect data in most contracts may lead to an adjustment in price. In Federal Contracts it may lead to a criminal indictment.

Opportunities with Federal Contracts are great, but the complexity and risk of Federal Contracts requires the advice of a well-trained advisor experienced with Federal Contracts.

Jules Miller studied and earned an advanced degree in Federal Procurement Law from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. He is one of a very small number of lawyers who studied Federal Contracts and obtained a degree in it in addition to his Law Degree. Mr. Miller advised and represented the Air Force, the Navy, and the Department of Defense for eight years on Federal Contracts, first as a judge-advocate, and then as an attorney-advisor. He then advised and represented government contractors as an in-house attorney, where he learned the best practices to maximize profitability while complying with all Federal government requirements. He received an outstanding performance award as claims attorney on what was for many years the largest Defense contract ever terminated (the Sgt. York Division Air Defense Gun System).

Law Offices of Jules Miller is available to guide and assist you in many areas of Federal Contracts. Call us for help in the following situations:

Debarment and Suspension: If just one government agency "debars" or "suspends" you, then you cannot obtain a contract from any other government agency. In addition, debarment or suspension will destroy your business reputation. We can help defend your business when threatened with debarment or suspension.

Small Business Qualification: Many Federal Contracts opportunities are set aside for small businesses. Other opportunities are available for minority business enterprises, women owned businesses, and veteran owned businesses. Many times there are challenges or protests over a bidder’s size or other qualification. We can help you qualify and defend you if your qualification is challenged or protested.

Bid and Proposal Preparation: Bidders for Federal Contracts have to be “responsible” and their bids must be “responsive”. The requirements for submission of proposals are even more stringent. This requires compliance with many highly-technical requirements. We can help you come into compliance. We also can help you avoid “defective pricing” issues, which frequently result in criminal charges.

Contract Performance and Administration: Invoices usually must be “certified” as correct, and documentation failures which could be overlooked in other contracts may result in criminal indictments in Federal Contracts. There are opportunities for “equitable adjustments” to increase your fees, but they must be documented and presented properly. Hundreds of Federal Contracts clauses change the way you do business in your other contracts. We can help you with all of these issues.

Audits: Federal Contracts require very specific accounting procedures. Federal agencies, such as the Defense Contract Audit Agency, will examine your records during and after contract performance to ensure compliance. Your failure to have or follow these procedures will result in disallowance of your costs at best and criminal prosecution at worst. We can help, if you receive a notice of audit.

Terminations: In addition to Federal agencies having the right to terminate you for “default”, all Federal agencies have the right to terminate you for “convenience” when you haven’t done anything wrong. How much you will be paid following your termination depends in large degree on the quality of your legal advisor. We can help you maximize your claim.

Disputes: Disagreements about Federal Contracts are resolved in a complicated process of “final decision”. If unsatisfied, you can appeal to special courts or to “boards of contract appeals”. We can help you increase the chances for a favorable “final decision”, and we can present your appeal for you, if that becomes necessary.

CONTACT LAW OFFICES OF JULES MILLER FOR YOUR FEDERAL CONTRACTS OPPORTUNITIES AND ISSUES.

 

Useful Link:

Federal Acquisition Regulation