Sperduto Thompson has represented many contractors in an array of transactions and disputes with federal, state, and municipal agencies. Our attorneys have a thorough working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) system and similar state and local systems, and have resolved numerous issues arising under the specialized relief-giving clauses in the public contracts including terminations, directed and constructive changes, changed site conditions, and procurement irregularities and protests.
We also have extensive experience in transactions occurring between government contractors including formation of joint ventures and teaming arrangements, conflict of interest resolutions, and novations and other negotiations arrangements arising from mergers and acquisitions among contractors.
Additionally, we have broad hands-on experience with government contract compliance functions, such as government audit resolutions, data rights, purchasing and estimating systems, and property management. Our clients include national firms in heavy construction, aerospace engineering services, civil engineering, transportation, and information technology.
A recent case involved defending our client's interests as awardee-intervenor against a bid protest action of a $1.2 billion government lease, the largest lease in GSA history, for the construction and use of the new U.S. Patent & Trademark Office campus in Alexandria, Virginia. Among other recent and unusual cases, we managed the resolution of liens asserted on property under construction in a government–private development partnership where private and sovereign rights were in conflict. Also, the firm recently negotiated a settlement of litigation over the compensable delay and impact costs in the construction of the new International Arrivals Terminal at JFK Airport in Jamaica, New York.