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Award Protests and Defenses
VSR attorneys have extensive experience both in bringing and in defending against protests for clients regarding the propriety of the government's contract award process. VSR provides legal expertise in bid protest actions before various contracting agencies, the General Accounting Office, the Court of Federal Claims, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Contract Administration, Claims and Disputes
After the award of the government contract,VSR advises and represents clients in negotiating and resolving matters of contract interpretation and performance.When unable to resolve disputes through negotiation,VSR represents clients in pursuing claims, appeals and contract litigation before various Boards of Contract Appeals, the Court of Federal Claims, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence
VSR assists clients who are subject to foreign ownership, control or influence in obtaining and maintaining security clearances for classified and nuclear sensitive contracts by properly constructing agreements to the satisfaction of the United States government through board resolutions, voting trusts, proxy agreements, and special security agreements.

Compliance Audits
VSR encourages a proactive approach by conducting internal legal investigations and compliance audits at the request of clients and putting systems in place at the company to avoid or resolve problems before they become crises.

Procurement Fraud
VSR has significant experience representing government contractors and individuals in civil and criminal negotiations and litigation arising from inspector general and grand jury investigations, as well as federal False Claims Act actions.

Other Substantive Areas
VSR attorneys have particular expertise and experience in very specialized government contracting areas including: computer and telecommunications contracting, small business and small disadvantaged business contracting, build-to-suit leases, General Services Administration (GSA) and Veterans Administration (VA) schedule contracting, Government Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWAC) contracting, privatization, novation agreements, assignment of claims matters, and suspensions and debarments.

State, Local and International Procurements
In addition to VSR's representation of clients in federal government matters,VSR attorneys provide advice to and represent clients in state, local and international contracting processes involving the full panoply of contracting issues.

Corporate Group
Mergers and Acquisitions: VSR advises business clients in major business transactions, including stock and asset acquisitions and mergers, and counsel management concerning their fiduciary duties in the context of major transactions.
Securities and Regulation: VSR counsels securities issuers and shareholders regarding public and private equity transactions, including exempt offerings and venture caital investments, as well as provide regulatory compliance counseling to investment advisers and securities brokers and their customers.
Start-Up Ventures: VSR attorneys have extensive experience in counseling start-up ventures, particularly in the high technology sector. VSR organizes corporations, limited liability companies and general and limited partnerships, and advises founders concerning pre-incorporation and subscription transactions, buy-sell agreements, teaming and partnering arrangements, and the design and implementation of equity-based incentive compensation plans.
General Corporate and Commercial Matters:
VSR provides expertise in legal matters arising in the normal course of business, including intellectural property licensing, distributorship and independent contractor agreements, employment arrangements and wage and hour disputes, executive compensation agreements, non-compete and non-disclosure agreements, code of ethics, legal compliance and policies, as well as governance matters, creditors' remedies, debtor protection, insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings.
Commercial Litigation: VSR attorneys prosecute and defend civil suits involving contract claims, breach of fiduciary duty by directors and officers, stockholder opression, securities, fraud, corporate takeovers and raids, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, and employment discrimination.

VSR attorneys provide a full range of legal services to clients of the Van Scoyoc Companies. Whether it involves federal procurement opportunities identified, qualified and captured by VSConsulting, or federal issues advocated by Van Scoyoc Associates Inc. or Capitol Decisions Inc., Van Scoyoc Roberts PLLC is prepared to further the client's success at every stage.

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