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Category: General Contracts

5 Warning Signs Your Prime’s Going to Cut You Out of The Deal

Doing business and creating strategic alliances in the realm of government contracts can be a considerable investment when pouring substantial resources into the bid and proposal stage.  So, when a Prime decides to either decline awarding a subcontract or terminate one before the sub can recoup their costs, it can be devastating. Unfortunately, as an […]

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Contract Time Bomb #3: The Arbitration Clause

Contract Time Bomb #3: The Arbitration Clause

This is the third and final article in the series “Contract Time Bombs,” where I address common contract terms that could leave your company financially and legally exposed.  These articles address where they are, what they mean, and ways to help fix them.  Be sure to check out the previous articles Contract Time Bomb #1: The […]

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Contract Time Bomb #2: The Indemnification Clause

Contract Time Bomb #2: The Indemnification Clause

This is the second article in the series entitled “Contract Time Bombs,” where I will address common contract terms that could leave your company financially and legally exposed.  I will address where they are, what they mean, and ways to help fix them.  Check out the first article Contract Time Bomb #1: The Severability Clause. Today, […]

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Contract Time Bomb #1: The Severability Clause

Contract Time Bomb #1: The Severability Clause

This is the first article in the series entitled “Contract Time Bombs,” where I will address common contract terms that could leave your company financially and legally exposed.  I will address where they are, what they mean, and ways to help fix them. Pull out any of your standard contracts and you will see this clause. […]

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4 Tips When Dealing with Constructive Changes

4 Tips When Dealing with Constructive Changes

Generally, contractors only get paid for additional goods and services furnished under a government contract if there is a valid modification to that contract.  So what happens when a contractor provides an additional benefit to the government that was not included in the contract, and there was no modification to the contract to support this […]

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Tips for Reviewing Your Lawyer’s Bill

Tips for Reviewing Your Lawyer’s Bill

There aren’t many experiences quite like opening a lawyer’s bill for $20,000 (or more) for the very first time.  And to add insult to injury, that’s for only about 40 hours worth of work.  Once you get past that initial sticker-shock, here are a few tips to help you as you review the bill and hopefully […]

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How to Read Contracts (and Everything Else) Like a Lawyer

How to Read Contracts (and Everything Else) Like a Lawyer

Scrutinizing contracts, legal documents, or actually anything that exceeds 200 words can be daunting.  Heck, I read all day long, and I still get this dreadful ache in the pit of my stomach before I embark on reading anything longer than two pages.  But here’s the thing–it’s a painful exercise, but you just have to […]

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