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VOSB Services

If you are the owner of a veteran-owned small business (VSOB) or service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB), you may already be taking advantage of federal government contracting opportunities. You may be eligible for set-aside contracts, sole source contracts, and have the opportunity to participate in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) mentor/protégé program. You are also an attractive candidate to prime contractors for teaming on solicitations because of subcontracting plan requirements.

My experience with assisting SDVOSBs and VOSBs in the federal government contracts arena can help you both maximize your opportunities and protect the rights of your status. The following constitutes a non-exhaustive list of services:

  • Addressing and resolving issues relating to your business’ eligibility to participate in the Small Business Administration’s SDVOSB contracting program
  • Assisting with applying for the VA’s VetBiz Verification Program (or filing a Request for Reconsideration)
  • Negotiating and drafting subcontract documents entered into with prime contractors
  • Agency-level bid protests
  • SBA-level bid protests (as protestor or awardee)
  • General legal counsel and advice

Further, as an effort to provide relevant, topical information to VOSBs, I have launched a quarterly newsletter capturing major items of interest. Access the October 2012 issue at: VOSB_Newsletter_October_2012 and the January 2013 issue at: VOSB_Newsletter_January_2013.

To inquire about my services for VOSBs or to be added to the newsletter distribution list, please reach out via email to [email protected] or via telephone at (618) 719-6140.

Mission Statement

My mission is to provide accessible, high-quality legal services to small business owners and to veterans. I will strive to clearly communicate, understand objectives, and formulate and execute effective legal solutions.


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