It is estimated that less than five percent of the businesses in the United States do business with the federal government. Yet, about 95% of the federal contracts are awarded to small businesses, whether through set-aside programs or completely open competition. The government, whether at the federal, state or local level is a huge potential customer. Governments need the same goods and services that any private company requires – from product purchases to research and development. The government contracts out services from construction design and build to janitorial and landscape services.
Regardless of whether the government is one of your customers, your relationship with a host of governmental agencies can define the success or failure of your business. The relationships span a range of issues from those unique to government procurement to compliance with regulatory requirements.
The Kanthaka Group focuses its Governmental Contracting and Relations Practice in three areas: Procurement Law and Programs, Regulatory Compliance Programs and Defense of Enforcement Actions.
At Kanthaka we take a cross disciplinary, holistic approach to representing our clients in their government related needs At its core is a highly qualified group of attorneys devoted to helping our clients navigate the complex world of doing business with the government. With experience, both as government counsel and general counsel for government contracting firms, we have the understanding and perspective to see the issues from the client’s point of view and fashion solutions that will satisfy the government.
When those unfortunate situations arise that cannot be resolved without redress to the courts, our government practice attorneys are experienced litigators ready to bring the resources of the firm to bear. Our attorneys are admitted in various state and federal courts, including the U. S. Court of Federal Claims.