Government Contracting

Government Contracting: Lucrative and Complex

Is Government Contracting Easy Money? A simple scan of the news on any given day reveals that government contracting can be a lucrative business.  “Cray Scores $174M Supercomputer Contract From NNSA,” “DHS Awards $190 Million Contract to Background Check Firm,” and “CGI Federal selected as prime contractor for 10-year, multi-billion dollar GSA OASIS contract” are just a […]

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HIPAA Compliance

Impacts of HIPAA

Staying HIPAA Compliant Virtually all individuals and business are impacted in some way by HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, whether as healthcare consumers, technology developers, or providers of health services.  The Act is most known for its privacy regulations and HIPAA compliance [link to Whitcomb healthcare page once up] is an important […]

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Health Care Arbitration

Arbitration and Healthcare Claims

Should I take my healthcare claims to arbitration A recent Pennsylvania appellate case permitted a nursing home facility to arbitrate the negligence healthcare claims against it.  Alternative dispute resolution (ADR), which includes arbitration, has risen as a strong alternative to the court system.  The healthcare attorneys at Whitcomb Law, P.C. understand its relationship to the […]

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medicare penalties

Medicare Penalties Hospitals Face

How to protect your medical facility from hefty Medicare Penalties A recent healthcare news article out of North Carolina highlighted hefty Medicare penalties that local hospitals may be facing.   Though the article only discusses local institutions, the issues illuminated are faced by hospitals across the country as the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act continues. Hospitals […]

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Protecting your business name

Business Name Protection in a Global Market

Protecting Your Business Name Can Be Much More Difficult in a Global Market There are many factors to consider when choosing and protecting your business name.  As discussed in an earlier post, trademarks are one of those factors.  If you currently do or are planning to do business internationally, you need to be aware of […]

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Trademark attorneys

Trademarks, Steve Jobs, The Beatles, and Choosing a Business Name

Do I Need a Trademark? Read the title of this post; do you see the connection?  The international intellectual property attorneys at Whitcomb Law, P.C. do. Let Us Explain Apple, Inc., the ubiquitous multinational computer and technology company, best known simply as “Apple,” almost wasn’t “Apple.”  Apple, Inc. was formed in 1976 and incorporated as […]

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veteran-owned small business

Case Alert for Veteran-Owned Small Business

Veteran-Owned Small Business Must Be Small In early June, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a notable opinion for those involved in government procurement.  The case, Kingdomware Techs, Inc. v. United States, was on appeal from the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Kingdomware, a small certified service-disabled veteran-owned small business, brought suit against […]

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GAO Bid Protest | Significant Weakness

GAO Bid Protest-Significant Weakness

Does Your Bid Proposal have a “Significant Weakness?” McGoldrick Construction Services Corporation March 28, 2014 McGoldrick Construction Services Corporation protested the Corps of Engineer‘s decision challenging the agency’s evaluation of its technical proposal, which resulted in a finding of a “significant weakness.”  The procurement was conducted pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) subpart 36.3, two-phase, […]

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SDVOSB Joint venture lawyer

SBA Bid Protest-SDVOSB Joint Venture Agreement

What information must a joint venture agreement contain when an SDVOSB is involved? This protest was initiated by ECS, the next lowest bidder, who alleged that KRR partners did not satisfy the criteria for being a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concern (SDVO SBC). KRR responded to the protest, demonstrating a copy of its joint venture […]

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