Florida Federal Government Contractors Attorneys

Experienced Daytona Beach Attorneys Providing Legal Counsel For Federal Government Contractors

Florida Federal Government Contractors AttorneysThe Daytona Beach federal government contractor attorneys with Lankford Law Firm provide legal counsel and services to incorporated administration contractors across Central Florida. Government contractors are subject to a wide range of fairly complicated legal requirements that may not impact other businesses.

As a result, even the sharpest business professionals can find it difficult to understand fully the sometimes-convoluted requirements and intricate technicalities of the typical federal contract. So, our business lawyers focus on working with and helping Florida businesses that have been awarded a government contract. Our legal team also offers representation if there is a contract-related dispute that results in litigation, arbitration, and court proceedings.

Offering Help Drafting and Reviewing Government Contracts and Bids

While some contractors are quite adept at drafting bids and reviewing contracts, others require a bit of assistance in this area. Our team of business attorneys is here to provide you with the help and guidance you need to draft a detailed, well-written bid to land your next job.

And then, once your bid is accepted, our legal team can perform a comprehensive review of the contract to ensure that the terms of the contract are clear, precise and favorable to you as a contractor. A business lawyer understands the “legalese” of your government contracts and we know how the various elements of that contract can impact your business and your bottom line.

Our goal is to help guide our clients with their government contracts and any legal issues that they may arise as a result of their business dealings. We strive to help you maximize your profits, minimize liability and resolve any issues that arise. Our legal team will focus on all of the contract-related issues and legal matters so you can focus on whatever it is that you do best!

Helping You With Contract Litigation and Arbitration Issues

While most government contracts will be fulfilled without any challenges or bumps in the road, there are instances where you may encounter challenges and disputes that may result in arbitration or litigation. Our attorneys are available to help guide you through any obstacles that your business encounters.

Arbitration refers to a process whereby a third party — also known as the arbitrator — hears arguments from both sides. Then, after hearing the arguments, the arbitrator will issue a legally binding decision on the matter at hand. Arbitration can be used for contract disputes, amongst other legal matters. Arbitration is usually an alternative to going to court to resolve a dispute and generally, the arbitrator’s decision is final and not subject to appeal.

Other cases may proceed to court, where your attorney will represent you in litigation proceedings. Litigation is similar to arbitration, except the matter is handled in the courts, where a judge or jury will issue a binding decision on the issue. Litigation can be more time consuming and thus, more costly. Court rulings can also be appealed.

Your Guide to Affirmative Action Compliance for Federal Government Contractors

Many government contractors are required to comply with affirmative action guidelines. Our Florida business attorneys help government contractors with a range of affirmative action-related issues such as:

  • drafting affirmative action plans;
  • implement affirmative action plans; and
  • prepare written guidelines to help contractors identify potential employees who belong to minority groups.

For example, a federal contractor may conduct training programs, outreach efforts, and other activities to encourage the recruitment and hiring of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.

Our government contract lawyers also work with companies and independent federal contractors who need help understanding the rather comprehensive procedural and reporting requirements. Contractors are required to conduct internal audits and train management regarding the practical changes needed for full implementation of the plan. Additionally, we help government contractors to complete, review, and file their EEO-1, VETS-100, and VETS-100A reports.

Providing E-Verify Assistance for Government Contractors

The E-Verify system is mandatory for all government contractors. The E-Verify system allows employers to confirm a job candidate’s eligibility to work in the U.S.

When an employment offer is made, the job seeker must complete an I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form. The employer then enters that information into the E-Verify system. The information is compared to Social Security and Homeland Security records, and the job candidate is either “authorized” or “tentatively non-confirmed.”

The Daytona Beach federal government contractor attorneys at the Lankford Law Firm work with contractors to implement E-Verify, to create or update a background screening plan that considers EEOC guidelines, and to update the application and interviewing process for compliance with always changing and evolving employment laws and regulations.

Your Source for Assistance With Government Contractor Compliance Requirements

Government contractors are subject to a number of different requirements. The sheer volume of these various requirements can seem overwhelming, especially for a businessman or businesswoman who is just now placing their first bid.

Federal government contracts can be quite lucrative for businesses, so it’s vital that you have an experienced company lawyer who can work to ensure that you’re in full compliance with the many requirements that are in place.

Help for Your Business Needs Throughout Florida

The law firm of Lankford Law Firm, our contract and business lawyers represent and serve businesses throughout Volusia County, along with Brevard, Flagler, Orange, and Seminole counties.
Based in Daytona Beach, Attorney Melody Lankford and Attorney Lori Sandman have established a law firm that provides a comfortable, friendly setting for clients and potential clients to discuss their business needs, their commercial interests and their other legal needs by setting appointments around clients’ schedules, even coming to their place of business for meetings.

Whether you need legal advice for starting a new business, require help drafting or reviewing contracts or need guidance in dealing with a government contract award, you need help from an experienced business lawyer with one of Florida’s top law firms. Our legal team has handled dozens of contracts, disputes and litigation involving businesses in a range of different professional fields.

Contact the law firm of Lankford Law Firm to arrange a free consultation today at 555-555-5555. Se Habla Español.