REAs, Claims & Contract Dispute Resolution
We reach an equitable settlement of claims against the government in the fastest, most cost-efficient, and least disruptive manner possible.Print to PDF
The fundamental question underlying all government contracting disputes is who will bear financial responsibility for the unexpected. Whether there are changes to the contract, defects in the specifications, differing site conditions, delays, or disruptions, most disputes arise out of assigning liability for an unanticipated issue. The Obermayer team utilizes its extensive experience drafting, negotiating, and litigating REAs and claims to minimize a client’s liability for these issues, and achieve positive results.
Obermayer’s Government Contracting attorneys are experienced in guiding clients through the claims process, from REA and claim submission, to the contracting officer’s final decision, to appeals before the Boards of Contract Appeals or the Court of Federal Claims, to resolution through alternative dispute resolution proceedings. We know the process, the procedures, and the potential pitfalls. We also know how to get the government to come to the settlement table. We actively engage with government counsel and contracting personnel in a cooperative manner to reach a quick and equitable resolution of any dispute.
At Obermayer, we believe it is important to not only address a client’s immediate dispute, but to help the client plan for the future. We understand that a contractor’s relationship with a federal agency is important to that future, and we know how to move a claim forward without undermining agency-contractor relations. To that end, we bring a uniquely results- and settlement-focused approach to dispute resolution. Although we are aggressive, resourceful litigators, who are happy to try cases when we need to, we recognize that settlement often offers the quickest, most effective resolution to a client’s problem. We leverage our knowledge of the government to engage agency personnel in the resolution process. This preserves and strengthens our client’s relationship with the government going forward.
We represent clients who are dealing with unexpected, significant disruptions to the planned performance and completion of their contracts with various federal government agencies.
Our clients include government contractors across a wide variety of industries, including construction, information technology and information systems, medical staffing, advisory and assistant services, security, dredging, and environmental remediation, as well as suppliers. Our clients are located, and work, both across the United States and abroad.
When resolving disputes against the federal government, our focus is always on the business interests of our client. Trying claims cases against the government may be prestigious for the attorneys, but typically exposes the client to enormous risks and is very expensive. Our settlement-focused strategy puts the client’s needs first.