LLC vs Corporation – What Does LLC Stand for in Business Terms?

Knowing the Differences between a Limited Liability Company LLC vs Corporation Can Mean Less Liability When You Comply with the Rules. When forming a new business, you might wonder what is the difference between a limited liability company, LLC vs Corporation. What does LLC stand for in business terms? In… Read more »

FAR Government Mandatory Flow Down Clause & Subcontractor Requirements

Not all contractor FAR Clauses are Mandatory Flow down Clauses to subcontractors. Prime contractors that are bidding on government contracts often provide subcontracting opportunities to other businesses. However, there is some confusion whether a specific FAR contract flow down clause applies to subcontractors. The reality is that different types of awarded… Read more »

Litigating Breach of Common Law Contract Remedies

What is a Common Law Contract? Common law refers to case law or precedent where decisions are made, and there is no statute governing the particular action. In common law contracts, service contracts predominately stand out as an example because there is no statute that governs the rights and obligations of… Read more »

Cost Accounting Standards FAR CAS Exemptions

Many government contracts are subject to cost accounting standards (“ CAS ”).  The nineteen CAS standards “govern the allocation of costs among the various contracts being performed by a government contractor.”  While many contracts are subject to CAS exemptions, many are not. As a government contractor, it is crucial to… Read more »

Federal Construction Out of Scope Work Changes & Constructive Changes

In government construction contracting, a general contractor often litigates contract disputes about construction scope of work changes but often finds after thousands in litigation costs, that it has either failed to follow FAR procedure or took a substandard technical approach to getting paid.  For large federal projects, the risk of losing… Read more »

Filing a Contract Claim Appeal Against the Government

After filing a contract claim against the government, you finally receive the bad news from the Agency – a denial of claims.  17% of contract claim against the government will be denied. In addition, 33.2 % of appeals to the Board shall be dismissed or denied either for lack of jurisdiction… Read more »

Prompt Payment Act – Government Construction Contracts

Being subject to the Federal Prompt Payment Act, 31 USC 3901-3905 (the “PPA” or “Act”) for government construction projects puts business owners in a financial strain when the government does not pay invoices on time.  The Act was enacted to facilitate early payment to contractors when work is timely performed… Read more »

Breach of Contract Claims Against the Federal Government

As a contractor doing business with the federal government, there is often the question of whether there is breach of contract claims against the government. However, when and how you pursue the breach claim can be tricky and costly when the Contract Disputes Act process is not followed.   Avoiding costly mistakes… Read more »