CONSTRUCTION / GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS Construction / Government Contracts

We provide comprehensive representation in all areas of construction and government contract matters at the federal and state levels.

Our construction litigation attorneys have extensive experience representing clients in all areas of construction, including preparation and prosecution of complex construction claims.  Whether your goal is to use claims preparation to conclude a dispute through mediation or prosecute your claim at arbitration or trial, we have put our experience, wisdom, and strategic advice to work for our clients’ success for more than thirty years.    Our claims and litigation experience include both "above" and "below surface" commercial and residential projects of all sizes: multi-million dollar federal and state building projects; gas line installation/construction and horizontal directional drilling; levee construction and rehabilitation; dock construction; dredging; military family housing construction; highway and infrastructure construction. Claims issues have involved defective plans and specifications; insurance coverage and defense; scheduling, acceleration, delays, and productivity; constructive changes; variations in estimated quantities; site access and differing site conditions; terminations for default and convenience; and productivity and loss of efficiency claims. We have also litigated numerous payment and performance bond claims and negotiated tender and takeover agreements with sureties where the contractor has defaulted on its performance obligations and defended against surety claims under the general indemnity agreement. Each member of the construction litigation group has mediated, arbitrated and tried numerous construction and commercial disputes.

We provide comprehensive representation on government contract matters at the federal and state levels. Our attorneys have decades of experience representing large and small companies from all over the United States that sell services and supplies to and build for the government. We represent clients on virtually every legal issue that involves a government contract, from pre-award solicitation issues and post-award bid protests, to performance-based claims, disputes, audits, terminations for convenience, and terminations for default. Our government contract attorneys practice before the Government Accountability Office, the Court of Federal Claims, the Boards of Contract Appeal, and other Federal courts. Our clients include prime contractors, subcontractors, service providers, and suppliers. We provide guidance on the Federal Acquisition Regulation and numerous other Federal rules and regulations unique to government contracts.

We represent clients before the Small Business Administration on size-protests and appeals.  We also guide clients through the   certifications for the 8(a), HUBZone, All-Small Mentor-Protégé, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned and Veteran-Owned Small Business programs.  We stay on top of regulatory and statutory changes so that our clients, both large and small, can achieve their highest level of competitiveness in the government contracts market. Our practice also includes significant experience with the Freedom of Information Act and the Mississippi Public Records Act, whether the client’s goal is to seek information or prevent disclosure of information to competitors.


Lynn Patton Thompson
Christopher Solop
C. Stephen Stack, Jr.