Government Termination of Contract Lawyers- Default & Convenience

Our government termination of contract lawyers provide legal advice and services for federal contractors in ALL states. Call  1-866-601-5518 for a FREE Initial Consultation.

Has the Government Issued You a Termination for Default (T4D) Notice, Show Cause Notice or Terminated Your Contract for Convenience?

The federal government can issue termination for convenience or contract termination for default for various reasons. Not all terminations are valid. Therefore, contractors should be aware of the different nuances under the respective termination clause. Whether you receive a show cause notice, an actual contract termination notice or cure notice, there are certain regulatory guidelines to follow. Failure to follow these guidelines can severely impact the result of your case.

  • Avoid costly legal mistakes when responding to a show cause notice.
  • Promptly get to the next steps after getting your contract termination notice.
  • Get legal advice and help to see whether the government’s action meets the termination of contract definition.
  • Gain access to contract termination lawyers at a fraction of the cost for larger law firms.

With law offices in Washington, D.C, and in Denver Colorado, the government contracts attorneys at Watson & Associates, LLC frequently help small businesses and large DOD contractors to overcome the tricky landmines lurking in both the Termination for Default Clause and Termination for Convenience Clause.

Termination for Default Clause Lawyer Services

  • Assess the facts of your case and quantify your claims after the government issues a termination letter;
  • Help to make sure that you meet your contractual obligation to the agency.
  • Prepare and submit adequate settlement proposals;
  • Adequately respond to the contracting officer’s show cause notice;
  • Appeal unlawful agency contract termination actions; and
  • Our contract lawyers negotiate with the government on your behalf.

Over 30 years of government contracting experience.  Call us to avoid costly mistakes at 1-866-601-5518.

Termination of Contract Obligations

At Watson, we frequently advise government contractors on how to proceed when there is a termination of contract. If a federal agency decides to issue a termination letter for convenience or show cause notice, you must comply with your termination contractual obligations and follow the basic Contract Disputes Act requirements and roadmap to maximize your damages.

  • Stop work immediately.
  • Terminate all subcontracts related to the terminated portion of the contract.
  • Take any action necessary to protect property in your possession in which the government has or may acquire an interest.
  • Immediately notify the Contracting Officer of any legal proceedings resulting from any subcontract or other commitment related to the terminated contract.
  • Settle subcontractor claims.
  • Submit a termination for convenience settlement proposal within one year from the effective date of the termination for convenience.
  • Dispose of termination inventory, as directed by the TCO. 

Termination for Convenience Clause

The federal government has a right to issue unilaterally a contract termination notice for convenience when it is in the government’s best interest. However, not all termination for convenience decisions is legally valid. At Watson & Associates,  our government contract law attorneys provide our clients with professional guidance. We help by assessing your case for possible breach of contract remedies, drafting settlement agreements, or appealing the contracting officer’s decision to terminate the contract for convenience. 

Contract Termination for Default Clause (T4D)

Having your contract terminated for default (T4D)carries severe penalties. This can include criminal convictions or suspension or debarment. Also, your future in government contracting can be adversely impacted due to past performance reasons.  At Watson & Associates, our contract termination for default clause lawyers help government contractors to respond to cure notices and show cause notice letters from the contracting officer, negotiate contract disputes, and appeal the contracting officer’s decision to terminate your contract for default.  

As government contract law attorneys, we frequently practice before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) , Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA), and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (COFC).  We also provide legal advice and representation my making sure you:

Read our government contracts blog for more procurement information. 

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Help in All States

Our Government Contracts termination for default clause lawyers provide legal counsel to federal contractors throughout the United States and overseas including Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and Virgin Islands. Call our federal government contract attorneys today for immediate help. 1-866-601-5518.

Cities in which our CO and Washington DC government contract termination lawyers offer legal counsel include Anchorage, AK; Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Chicago, IL; Colorado Springs, CO; Houston, San Antonio,  Wichita Falls, Dallas, TX; Denver, Colorado; Indianapolis, IN; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Philadelphia, PA; San Antonio, TX; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; San Jose, CA; Santa Clara, CA; and Tampa, FL.

Call a Government Termination of Contract Attorney

If you are seeking to respond to a government termination for default clause (T4D) or convenience clause action (T4C), and want to maximize your claim or appeal an adverse default action, call one of our government termination of contract law attorneys or Federal Appeals Court lawyers at 1-866-601-5518 for a FREE initial consultation.