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Dispute Resolution

Effective Dispute Resolution in Government Contracting

Disputes in government contracting can cause significant financial and operational disruptions. As a government contracts attorney with extensive experience supporting both government and industry, I effectively manage and resolve disputes. Whether they involve contract performance issues, requests for equitable adjustment (REAs), claims under the Contract Disputes Act, or bid protests, I advocate for government contractors, safeguard their interests, and work towards favorable resolutions through negotiation, mediation, and litigation.

1. Contract Performance Issues

    • Addressing performance-related disputes, including compliance with contract terms, delivery schedules, and quality standards.
    • Resolving issues through negotiation or, if necessary, formal dispute resolution processes.

2. Request for Equitable Adjustment (REAs)

    • Assisting contractors in preparing and negotiating REAs to ensure appropriate compensation for additional costs or delays.
    • Advocating for fair resolution of issues through well-documented and compelling REAs.

3. Claims Under the Contract Disputes Act

    • Preparing and prosecuting claims under the Contract Disputes Act, addressing issues such as defective specifications, delays, and changes.
    • Representing clients in claims before boards of contract appeals and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

4. Bid Protests

    • Representing clients in pre-award and post-award bid protests before federal agencies, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), and state and local entities.
    • Defending against protests to protect contract awards and ensure fair competition.

Dispute Resolution Methods:

  • Negotiation
    • Engaging in negotiations to reach mutually acceptable solutions and avoid prolonged disputes.
    • Utilizing negotiation to achieve settlements that align with client interests and objectives.
  • Mediation
    • Using a neutral third-party mediator to efficiently achieve a cost-effective resolution to the dispute.
  • Litigation
    • Advocating for clients in formal litigation proceedings when necessary to protect their rights and interests.
    • Presenting legal arguments and evidence to achieve favorable outcomes before a board of contract appeals or court.

Based on my expertise in dispute resolution, I help contractors effectively resolve conflicts, minimizing disruptions and protecting their interests throughout the process.

Pannier Law is here to help

Pannier Law is dedicated to helping companies that do business with the government by providing timely, affordable government contract legal services.

William Pannier is a California attorney practicing in the areas of federal, state, and local government contracts. He assists contractors of all sizes, in various industries, across a broad range of issues.

William Pannier, Esq.

(310) 971-5093