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  1. New Confidentiality Agreement Restrictions for DOD Contractors

    In a previous article we explained the dangers of utilizing an overbroad confidentiality agreement between your business and your employees or subcontractors.  To briefly recap, in some states, like Virginia, an overbroad confidentiality agreement can be just as bad as …

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  2. Estate Administration: Where to Begin?

    Estate administration can become a frustrating labyrinth for those who are doing it for the first time and who are unfamiliar with the relevant law and procedures. To add another layer of complexity, those laws and procedures can vary considerably …

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  3. Better Debriefings On The Horizon?

    Contractors are frequently frustrated with agency debriefings.  A common complaint is that debriefings generally provide little insight into the agency’s source selection process.  The White House is trying to change that.  On January 5th, the Acting Administrator for …

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  4. Procuring a Meaningful Remedy in Non-Procurement Protests

    There are a variety of venues in which a disappointed federal government contractor can protest a contract award.  Bid protests do not always need to be brought before the GAO—they may also be adjudicated by the Court of Federal Claims …

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  5. What is Estate Administration?

    When a loved one passes away, it is usually necessary to wind up his or her affairs. Although the circumstances will vary based on the unique situation of each decedent and his or her assets, the process typically consists of …

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  6. Tenants: Locate the Relocate Clause

    When negotiating a lease for commercial space, landlords will often utilize a relocation provision.  In such a provision, the tenant will be subject to, at the discretion of the landlord, being relocated to another space in the same building, or …

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  7. Agency Refuses to Comply With CICA Stay, Gets Slapped

    The Competition in Contracting Act (CICA) prohibits an agency from authorizing performance of a contract while a bid protest is pending if the protest was filed within either ten days after the date of the contract award or within five …

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  8. Management of an LLC – Members and Managers and Boards, Oh My!

    Limited liability companies are entities created by state statutes that have their rights and responsibilities governed by a contract—typically called an Operating Agreement—among the owners.  This gives the owners/member of the LLC, great flexibility in creating the entity, but also …

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