Practice Areas

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS

Our government contracts practice involves any and all phases of contract activity. We assist clients in developing bids and proposals, help form joint ventures and teaming arrangements, and draft subcontracts. We maintain an active bid protest practice before the General Accounting Office and the courts. We are experienced with every contract performance issue, including change orders, issues affecting the prime-sub relationship, and government audits. We handle contract disputes, claims for equitable adjustments, and terminations for default and convenience.

We also handle matters related to protecting client rights regarding access to technical data, contractor records, the Freedom of Information Act, suspension and debarment, and procurement fraud.

Davis & Steele utilizes a broad range of approaches to solving problems with the government, including: approaching decision makers at the policy formulation level; addressing regulatory compliance issues proactively; responding to enforcement issues with an extraordinary level of sophistication and experience; and litigating when necessary.

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT

Our labor and employment practice can best be described as preventative, proactive, and diverse. We handle virtually every issue that arises in the employer-employee relationship. These issues include wrongful discharge claims, discrimination and sexual harassment cases, privacy issues, employment agreements, drug and alcohol abuse, and workplace safety issues. We also provide advice on every aspect of collective bargaining and contract administration.

The labor and employment practice emphasizes prevention. To that end, Davis & Steele conducts numerous seminars each year. These seminars serve to provide practical solutions that minimize claims, avoid litigation and reduce legal costs. Our view is when management is aware of issues that cause problems in the workplace, management is better equipped to prevent them.

Our labor and employment lawyers also represent clients in litigation before federal and state courts and administrative agencies.


GENERAL CORPORATE

Our general corporate practice includes serving as primary counsel to business and tax-exempt entities. In that connection, we provide services involving business entity formation, operation, reorganization and dissolution.

 

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