General Contractors and Federal construction contract lawyers helping clients in ALL states to avoid costly legal mistakes.
Each general contractor can find themselves negotiating downwards with the contracting officer (CO) for legitimate construction claims simply because the knows that you are legally at a disadvantage. At Watson & Associates, we offer experienced federal construction contract law attorneys that under the FAR and how to properly present construction claims to the CO.
Federal Construction Claims & Appeal Services
When a federal agency directs our clients to perform additional work, our construction claims attorneys represent our prime and subcontractors by:
- Preparing construction contract claims against the federal government;
- Negotiate requests for equitable adjustments;
- Provide legal advice on construction defect claims;
- Latent defect construction claims and litigation;
- Differing site conditions and scope changes;
- Acceleration and construction contract delays;
- Request for Equitable Adjustment;
- Contract Disputes Act Claims preparation;
- Termination for convenience;
- Termination for default;
- Termination of contract litigation;
- Litigation and federal government construction claim resolution and appeal.
Assessment of error and CDA compliance: Watson & Associates federal construction contract dispute lawyers frequently assist clients with preparing and analyzing federal construction claims for error and compliance. Each general contractor and subcontractors who realize the potential for construction disputes or litigation rely on the firm’s legal advice.
Courts throw out millions of dollars for legitimate construction claims for legal errors: Often, this is because your submission packages may not have the requisite support, certification language and ground work to explain the damage sought.
Contractors injure themselves by not having the proper legal substance: Whether in arbitration, mediation or adjudication stages, laying the groundwork that outlines the reasons why either the contracting officer or the court should pay damages is where a general contractor can fail and not get paid.
Does your claim meet the Contract Disputes Act requirements? Prepare compliant construction delay claim, request for equitable adjustment that can also meet the CDA claims requirement or some administrative mistake. Having a contract claims lawyer that understands serious issues that can arise, and that can help you to avoid some of the most costly mistakes made with federal government contract claim process is essential.
Geographically Positioned to Help all Federal Construction Contractors
With law offices in Washington DC and Colorado, Watson & Associates’ federal government construction contract claims and appeal lawyers are geographically positioned to represent small business and large DOD general contractors in virtually all facets of federal construction law across the United States.
As federal construction consultants, we also provide strategic planning and litigation assistance to general contractor, owners, developers, sureties and general or trade contractors doing business with the federal government.
We frequently help our clients to navigate through the various nuances of initial construction proposals and bidding, filing construction claims against the government, flow-down clauses, and with management and oversight issues throughout the lifecycle of the contract.
Federal Government Construction Contract Claims Appeal and Dispute Management
When it comes to federal construction contract disputes and appeal disputes, Watson’s construction contract law lawyers take a proactive approach by helping our clients to understand the claims process and to implements internal policies and controls to better manage federal construction projects.
Appeals to the Court of Federal Claims or Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit: When the contracting officer denies your claim, your option would be to seek adjudication on appeal to the Court of Federal Claims, ASBCA or CBCA. Our federal construction law attorneys can help.
If you are unfortunate enough to experience and adverse construction claims decision at the Court of Federal Claims, our law firm can appeal the decision to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Our contract dispute lawyers have been on the other side. We help you to analyze the details and specific information that the agency looks for. We help:
- Ensure adequate documentation practices are kept;
- Train and advise internal management staff how to avoid adverse actions from the government;
- Implement litigation avoidance practices.
Federal Construction Defects
Often, there are concerns or disputes with design drawings, differing site conditions on a federal construction project. With law offices in Washington, DC and Denver, Colorado, our construction defect claims attorneys aggressively represent clients to resolve complex government contract dispute matters. Learn more about prompt payment act issues in government construction contracts. See also important information about privity of contract in government procurement.
Government Construction Delay Claims
Often the government contracting agency employs design teams and other contractors on the same project. A construction delay claims can easily arise through no fault of your own. However, the Boards of Contract Appeals and U.S. Court of Federal Claims’ dockets are filled with CDA appeals for disputes based on construction claims for delay damages. Our law firm understands that problems can occur on a federal construction project. Sometimes, delays impact schedules and performance. Our government contracts construction law lawyers frequently help our clients with:
- Negotiations on acceleration claims;
- Construction contract delays;
- Requests for equitable adjustments;
- Contract Disputes Act claims.
- Quantum Meruit disputes
Experienced Government Construction Claims Disputes Act Appeal Attorneys
When a construction claims dispute arises, our government procurement law firm represents clients by appealing the contracting officer’s final decision to the Board of Contract Appeals or U.S. Court of Federal Claims. We help federal construction clients to:
- Preserve their legal rights for appeal and the claims submission stage (missed by many attorneys);
- Make sure that construction defect claims meet the statutory requirements of the Contract Disputes Act;
- Avoid common pitfalls when submitting requests for equitable adjustments.
Our law office also represents clients in mediation and arbitration proceedings. Our federal construction law attorneys are also prepared aggressively fight in court. We frequently represent clients in disputes between prime and subcontractors; appeals before the various Boards of Contract Appeals; GAO bid protests and more.
- Termination for convenience or Termination for Default
- Miller Act disputes
- Contract Novation Agreements
Call Our Washington DC & CO Government Construction Law and Appeal Lawyers
For immediate legal help, contact us online or call our federal government construction contract claims services and construction law appeal attorneys for a FREE Initial Consultation. Call 1-866-601-5518.