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Government
Contracts Law

Business
Contracts Law

Business Formation & Consulting

Contracting with Government Agencies

Government
Contracts Law

Would you like to do business with the largest buyer of commercial products and services, i.e. the Federal government? You better come prepared! The Small Business Administration (SBA) offers a free online course to winning federal contracts which offers great insight, but you will absolutely need legal counsel before starting the proposal process.

Making certain your “T’s” are crossed and your “I’s” are dotted is no small feat. When doing business with the federal government, you need a detailed-oriented attorney that understands the complexities of the federal acquisition and regulations laws.

Our Government Contracts Law practice includes representing prime contractors and subcontractors with the process of contracting with governmental agencies.

Gilmore Legal is experienced in the review, drafting and negotiations of Prime Contracts, Subcontracts, Teaming Agreements and Joint Venture Agreements.  We assist our client in establishing successful teaming arrangements and effective subcontracts tailored to comply with all regulatory requirements and are structured to provide them with maximum protection. We best serve our client by addressing procurement, contract, subcontracting and other issues before they arise.

Government Contracts Administration

If you have been awarded a government contract, your work begins now.  As you focus on fulfilling the terms of that contract, Gilmore Legal will help you manage costs, manage risks, maintain quality service, meet contract deadlines, secure contractors to fulfill services, and ensure performance. We can help resolve your contract administration issues to help you successfully fulfill your contract requirements with the government.

Government Contracts Compliance

The complicated rules of doing business with the federal government through the award of a government contract can quickly overwhelm a company, and failure to comply with all the rules and regulations following a government contract award can lead to significant penalties or loss of the contract.  Gilmore Legal will help ensure that once you have been awarded a contract, your business stays within full compliance of the contract.

Small Business Set-Aside Programs

Small business set-asides are a powerful tool for helping small businesses win federal prime contracts.  The current, government-wide procurement goal is that at least 23% of all federal government contracting dollars should be awarded to small businesses.

In addition, targeted sub-goals are established for women-owned small businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, firms located in HUBZones and service disabled veteran-owned small businesses.

These targeted goals are 5%, 5%, 3%, and 3%, respectively, and are meant to be subsets of the overall small business goal of 23 percent. These goals are important and many small businesses currently benefit from participation in these programs.  As a result, we provide advice and consulting to our clients who wish to qualify for Federal Government Small Business Set-Aside Programs such as the:

Gilmore Legal has experience in helping small businesses with successful completion of the certification process.  We will work with you to determine whether your business qualifies for these and other government programs. Our services will include assisting you with the compilation of relevant documentation and preparing a detailed and complete application to obtain these valuable small business certifications.

Proposal Drafting and Review

We are happy to assist our client with proposal requests. We realize that for most businesses, hiring full-time technical writers to evaluate and respond to requests for proposals, invitations for bids and requests for quotations, may not be in the budget.

Gilmore Legal offers proposal writing and review to help our clients add value to their current corporate structure while increasing corporate profits.

Before the submission of a proposal, bid or quotation, our attorneys review solicitations and related documents for unusual contract risks, ambiguities, and compliance problems.

In order to maximize the likelihood of success, we evaluate your company’s ability to fulfill the requirements of the bid, request prior winning bids, recommend alternative teaming strategies and manage the proposal process in order to meet deadlines.

“Her law practice is unique because she is able to get results while being a personable, accessible and thorough attorney.”

– R. House, President and CEO

Supporting Small Businesses & Entrepreneurs

Business
Contracts Law

For start-ups and even well-established companies, legal representation is not an option or trivial consideration. It is a necessity for imminent protection, growth, and sustained success.

It is our pleasure to inform and advise our clients on the contractual aspects of their business. Too often, we see everyday cases brought into court where the origin lies in the breach of a business agreement.

Contract litigation and disputes could be avoided if the parties to the contract were proactive in obtaining legal representation before entering into a contract.

Many business owners believe that they can draft and review their own business contracts at the risk of leaving themselves susceptible to personal liability. We believe a proactive approach to protecting a business is less costly than a reactive approach.

Gilmore Legal provides proactive legal solutions such as contract drafting, contract review and contract negotiations to protect our client from future risks of litigation.

Contract Drafting

One of our primary objectives is to assist companies in the reduction of expenditures without compromising quality. We are proficient at drafting customized contracts and assisting with the preliminary and secondary stages of drafting and template creation and modification.

Contract Review

Our contract review services help the client improve quality, adhere to timelines and comply with contract requirements. We also act as an intermediary between the client and third parties, allowing the client the ability to focus on higher-value activities.

Contract Negotiations

We offer strategic solutions to contract negotiations by providing a detailed review of proposed contracts, pricing terms, service terms, and conditions.  By developing proposed resolutions to disagreements in terms and conditions, we aim to effectively advocate for our client while providing a “win-win” situation for all parties involved.

Our experience in drafting and negotiating all types of business agreements includes, but are not limited to:

Brokerage Agreements Buy-Sell Agreements Commercial Agreements
Commercial Lease Agreements Confidentiality Agreements Creative Services Agreements
Franchise Agreements Independent Contractor Agreements Joint Venture Agreements
Manufacturing Agreements Merchandise Licensing Agreements Non-Disclosure Agreements
Operating Agreements Partnership Agreements Professional Services Agreements
Profit Sharing Agreements Retail Agreements Settlement Agreements
Software Licensing Agreements Software Services Agreements (SaaS) Vendor Agreements
Wholesale Agreements
Brokerage Agreements Buy-Sell Agreements Commercial Agreements
Commercial Lease Agreements Confidentiality Agreements Creative Services Agreements
Franchise Agreements Independent Contractor Agreements Joint Venture Agreements
Manufacturing Agreements Merchandise Licensing Agreements Non-Disclosure Agreements
Operating Agreements Partnership Agreements Professional Services Agreements
Profit Sharing Agreements Retail Agreements Settlement Agreements
Software Licensing Agreements Software Services Agreements (SaaS) Vendor Agreements
Wholesale Agreements

“Her skills go beyond the law..she is a true advocate for her clients.”

– E. Allen, Candidate for Georgia State House District 40

Supporting Small Businesses & Entrepreneurs

Business Formation and Consulting

It’s been said, how you start is how you finish. Those words ring true when it comes to choosing the appropriate business formation. Unfortunately, choosing the appropriate business formation is not as straightforward as it may seem. Selecting an inappropriate formation can make the difference between business success and financial instability.

There are liability and tax advantages and disadvantages that exist for each business formation. Properly structuring your entity involves the most significant decisions in the early life of a business. So, don’t go-it-alone.

Gilmore Legal can expertly guide your business through every stage of development, starting at formation and continuing as you grow your business over time.

Entity Formation and Consulting

Our team has extensive experience forming various types of entities in different states from Georgia to Delaware.

  • Sole Proprietorships
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Partnerships
  • Corporations
  • S Corporations
  • Non-Profits

In addition to assisting clients with entity formation, we provide the necessary legal documents for the beginning stages of your business. We draft Annual Meeting Minutes, Bylaws, Operating Agreements, Stockholder Agreements and other documents for our clients.

Business Consulting

Every business needs a plan and a strategy to reach crucial goals. We provide business development and strategy consulting services to help you create business success.

We will help you determine the right business model, clarify your vision, determine the most effective strategy to increase revenue goals, set your expense model and provide you with solutions to your current business issues.

Legal Audit Consultation

The purpose of the Legal Audit is to assist our client in determining the type of agreements they need to successfully operate and protect their business interests today and down the road. Upon completion of the audit, we can then establish an ongoing legal compliance and prevention program.

We love to empower our client. We help you understand your current business condition, and enable you to take the appropriate actions to correct or discontinue current problems and to prevent future hurdles.

Our legal auditing services include, but is not limited to:

  • An analysis of your company by qualified legal counsel
  • An evaluation of strategic plans and objectives
  • Key documents and records to identify current and projected legal needs
  • A review of your company’s goals, structure, and ongoing operations consistent with the latest developments in business, corporate and government law.

Negotiations
and Deal-Making

Negotiating a deal is an art form and the members of our firm are skilled practitioners who understand the art of the deal. You can trust Gilmore Legal to zealously advocate on your behalf to ensure the best results.

Your Business Success Is Our Success

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With our experience, knowledge and commitment to success, Gilmore Legal is the right law firm for you. Make the right decision for your business and take the first step. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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