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Government Contracts Questions & Answers

Q: Can the government tell my brother and I we cannot share employees between our similar businesses when we share offices?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Employment Law and Government Contracts for California on
Answered on Mar 17, 2017

What is the basis for their decision? Are these special contracts? Are you a minority-owned company with special access to certain contracts? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business...
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Q: What qualifies as a small business for government contracting purposes?

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts for New York on
Answered on Feb 24, 2017

Completely depends on the government entities definition that they are using.
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Q: My boyfriend was volenteering at a local vet and was bitten by a cat that should have been put down two days prior.

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts, Animal / Dog Law, Business Law and Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Feb 16, 2017

You can go after the county if they represented the person to be a Veternarian.
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Q: I am the named Trustee on a trust that is related to Standard Oil and Northern Trust/Northern Telecom where my Dad Worke

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas, Estate Planning, Gov & Administrative Law and Government Contracts for California on
Answered on Feb 12, 2017

Why would you be denied entry to a public court? Have you filed anything in Probate Court about this? Is there a trust administrator that you've contacted? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of...
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Q: Is bid security or bonding mandated for all NYC contract bids?

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts for New York on
Answered on Feb 6, 2017

It says whether or not it is on the bid requests themselves, if my memory serves me correctly I've never seen one that did not. Hope that helps.
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Q: My daughter signed a contract 6 months ago with the US Air Force ROTC (non-Scholarship). Is there a way she can get out

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts and Military Law for New Mexico on
Answered on Feb 3, 2017

Possibly - since she is non-scholarship she may be able to request a voluntary disenrollment. There is an AF instruction on this but I don't have the number off-hand.
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Q: I have a question regarding California Government Code Section 84303.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts, Gov & Administrative Law and Government Contracts for California on
Answered on Feb 1, 2017

It depends on the facts. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any...
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Q: What are the laws about awarding government contracts to minority firms?

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts for New York on
Answered on Jan 27, 2017

It depends on what type of government contract you're forming. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees,...
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Q: If we win a government contract but the congress shuts down,

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts for New York on
Answered on Jan 24, 2017

Check the terms of your contract. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any...
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Q: I have a construction contract with the feds and they just issued a change order without consulting me.

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts for New York on
Answered on Jan 24, 2017

Check the terms of your contract. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any...
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Q: Is it public knowledge if you do business with the city of New York?

2 Answers | Asked in Government Contracts for New York on
Answered on Jan 12, 2017

When you become a vendor to NYC you are put in a database that can be searched and is subject t Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests.
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Q: If I can't file a mechanics lien to get paid on a federal contract project, what are my options?

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts for New York on
Answered on Dec 21, 2016

Sue in court for breach of contract.
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Q: Can an H.O.A. deny a homeowner permission to install an array of solar panels to a particular section of the roof?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Consumer Law and Government Contracts for Massachusetts on
Answered on Dec 12, 2016

This sounds like a reasonable HOA measure for neighborhood beauty and uniformity concerns. Check your CC&R's for clarification on HOA rights and what repercussions (e.g., fines, injunctions, attorney's fees, etc.) you face if you intentionally violate HOA rules/ decisions. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create...
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Q: multi family apartment federally funded, are they required to have a accessable unit?

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Government Contracts, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Answered on Dec 9, 2016

See the last portion of this article: https://www.osbar.org/public/legalinfo/1248_HousingDiscrimination.htm

Then call the number listed for Fair Housing.
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Q: http://web.archive.org/web/19970405234251im_/http://www.algonet.se/~jason/pixfac.html Pixel Factory Reg 1996 prv.se

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts, Patents and Trademark on
Answered on Dec 2, 2016

Sorry, but your post is pretty confusing, and the link does not work. Let me see if we can unwrap this a bit.

Was the Pixel Factory registered as a trademark, or did you get a patent? If it is the former, then they do not need to know what a pixel is. Nobody knew what the word Coca-Cola or Kodak before they were registered. In any case, the term "Pixel Factory" is listed in the Swedish Trademark Database as owned by Airbus DS Geo SA.

If you instead applied for a patent, and...
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Q: Can I be a government contractor if I have a criminal record?

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts for New York on
Answered on Dec 2, 2016

Yes, but it depends on the crime and the nature of the work you'll be doing.
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Q: What kind of insurance do I need to have for a state government contract?

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts for New York on
Answered on Nov 8, 2016

Depends on your jurisdiction and what the RFP called for.
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Q: What are the legal requirements for becoming a federal contractor?

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts for New York on
Answered on Oct 21, 2016

Each agency has it's own rules and requirements, can you be more specific?
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Q: I want to challenge a rival company's award of a federal contract.

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts for New York on
Answered on Oct 14, 2016

You would need to move immediately through an emergency application via Order to Show Cause for an Injunction challenging the award of the bid as violating the law. What evidence do you have that the competitor should not have gotten it?
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Q: My landlord made us sign a lease stating we weren't allowed to with hold rent for any reason. Is that legal in TN?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Government Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on
Answered on Oct 10, 2016

This depends on where you are located in Tennessee. The large counties, ( Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville Chattanooga and a few others) are governed by a law call the "Uniform Landlord and Tenant Act" which applies to just those areas- this law gives the tenant the right to withhold rent in very limited areas and the landlord cannot contradict that law with a different requirement. However, in most of the other smaller counties, the parties are free to include whatever terms they want in a lease....
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