Government Contracts

For nearly 15 years, AV-rated Virginia lawyer Lee E. Berlik has represented government contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in connection with government contracts counseling and litigation. Over the course of his career, Lee has represented Fortune 500 companies, defense contractors, service contractors, and government suppliers of various other products and services to federal, state and local governments and to prime contractors. The firm represents numerous Virginia businesses competing for and performing government contracts and subcontracts.

Regardless of whether your business is contracting with the Department of Defense ("DoD"), the Defense Logistics Agency ("DLA"), the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS"), or the General Services Administration ("GSA"), contract disputes are inevitable and unavoidable. An experienced government contracts attorney can mean the difference between a lost cause and a complete and fair monetary recovery. Our lawyers can help you draft and negotiate a Request for Equitable Adjustment ("RFEA") or can bring breach-of-contract claims against your subcontractor in federal court. Regardless of whether litigation is filed, the philosophy at BerlikLaw is to obtain the best possible results promptly and at a minimum of expense.

Lee is also experienced in the representation of disappointed bidders in bid protest litigation and has been involved in pursuing bid protests in the Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. General Accounting Office ("GAO"). Bid protest proceedings may be advisable where the government has acted unfairly in establishing the terms of a federal solicitation, in awarding the contract, or in proposing to modify an existing contract.

The focus of our government contracts practice is on handling litigation arising out of the performance of a government contract or subcontract. While these proceedings are typically outside the claims and bid protest arena, the firm pursues all available avenues to protect our clients’ interests arising under federal contracts. Whether the dispute is in the federal district court for the Eastern District of Virginia or before the General Accounting Office or Court of Federal Claims, our Virginia attorneys will provide your business with the representation it needs to ensure its rights are protected and enforced.