Maria Panichelli to Present at PTAC Webinar “Avoiding Terminations for Default, and the Impact of T4Cs and T4Ds”

February 17, 2021

Join Maria Panichelli on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 as she presents at VA PTAC Webinar, titled “Avoiding Terminations for Default, and the Impact of T4Cs and T4Ds.” 

In certain circumstances, federal government contracts can be terminated by the government. They key, if your contact is terminated, is to understand what type of termination has occurred, what the consequences are, as what rights you have to challenge the termination, or seek compensation. Terminations can be for convenience (“T for C”) or for default (“T for D”). A T for C does not imply that there was any fault on the part of the contractor, but a T for D means the government believes that the contractor failed to perform by the provisions of the contract. This distinction has other important implications as well. If terminated for convenience, a contractor is entitled to payment for the work done, and for any preparations made for the terminated portion of the contract. In contrast, if defaulted, it is possible that a contractor will owe the government money in connection with reprocurement. Getting terminated for default can also negatively impact a contractor’s ability to get future contracts. In this webinar Maria will cover the ins and outs of terminations. Learn all about T for Ds, how to challenge them, how to convert them to T for Cs, and how to deal with reprocurement claims. The webinar will also discuss T for Cs, the response process and seeking compensation.

Maria is the chair of Obermayer’s Government Contracting department. She focuses her practice exclusively on federal government contracting and procurement, guiding her clients throughout the entire lifecycle of their federal contracts. She provides comprehensive legal counseling that allows her clients to successfully navigate the complicated legal requirements related to federal contracting while fulfilling their own business goals. Maria has represented her clients before numerous federal agencies, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Contract Boards of Appeals as well as the Court of Federal Claims and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and other state and federal courts. Though her practice is not limited to construction alone, Maria has substantial experience with a wide range of construction related issues such as: defective designs; defective specifications; differing site conditions; express, implied and constructive changes; suspensions; delays; and liquidated damages.