Government and Corporate Law Firm

full service government contracts law firmWhitcomb, Selinsky, McAuliffe, PC (WSM Law) is focused and proud to serve Coloradans and Veteran owned small businesses all over the United States.  Our focus on being a government contracts law firm, enables us to offer help with bid-protests, SDVOSB status certification, FAR compliance, and False Claims Act accusations. Our firm was founded on a commitment to excellence and and attention to detail that its founder learned as a member of one of America’s most elite fighting forces.  As a young man, Joe Whitcomb recited what would become his life’s mantra, The Ranger Creed, nearly every day of his life.  He still lives by that creed as he serves the people he proudly calls clients.  Many of those clients have also served in uniform and Joe Whitcomb counts them as brothers and sisters.  If you decide to hire one of our government contracts lawyers as your legal representative in any matter, we will take that trust seriously.  WSM Law’s dedication to  serving our clients is unqualified.  Call us and let us know what we can do to help.

Helping Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) Get Certified and Grow

Joe Whitcomb knows exactly what it feels like to start a business with little more than an idea and and some really good staffers.  He started his SDVOSB CVE certified law firm in April 2012 and knows what it feels like to squeeze every dime to make ends meet.  Joe has also known his share of successes and is careful to maximize the legal processes.  He is also passionate about leveraging his legal and business experience to benefit his Veteran business owner clients in their quest to get CVE certified, win government contracts, and grow their business.  Working towards his clients’ success goes beyond Joe’s desire to keep them happy, it’s actually woven into his own business plan.  He believes that the best way to grow his law firm is to help his clients grow their businesses while remaining compliant with Federal, State, and local regulations.  For this reason, WSM Law, PC stays up-to-date on federal and state regulations as well as government procurement trends.  We have clients located all over the United States doing business with a variety of federal agencies as well as State and local governments and big primes.  Wherever you are in the  Government Procurement arena, from obtaining CVE certification, engaging in a GAO or agency level bid protest, or faced with a performance issue, WSM Law can help.

Helping Companies in Their International Business Transactions

Helping businesses grow and while remaining compliant with federal, state, and local regulations is especially important when a company is engage in international business transactions.  Joe Whitcomb got to witness international commerce in his travels as a U.S. service member and he developed his interest further when he completed his masters degree in International Relations.  His focus on International Political Economics helped form his perspective on the value of international trade.  He finished his LLM in International Business Transactions in 2016.  Joe believes that increased trade leads to improved relations, which is good for everyone involved.  That said, when you take your company into the uncharted waters of international trade, you may not know what pitfalls to avoid.  Legal and security questions will invariably arise and the attorneys at WSM Law are here to help.  So, when you decide to grow your business beyond the borders of the United States, give us a call so we can help you succeed, minimize your legal risks, and maximize your opportunities.

Privacy Act Training

New Privacy Act Training Rules for Federal Contractors

Federal government contractors must comply with new Privacy Act training procedures due to a final rule passed by the United States Department of Defense, General Service Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Federal contractors are now required to meet training obligations to address the protection of privacy with the Privacy Act of 1974 and […]

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Unsolicited proposals

Court Finds Contractor Fails to Meet Unsolicited Proposal Requirements

A federal circuit court recently rejected a contractor’s appeal of a failed bid protest against the Navy because the court concluded that the individual had a lack of standing because his unsolicited proposal did not satisfy Federal Acquisition Regulation standards. The particular element of Federal Acquisition that the contractor failed to meet is that unsolicited […]

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living wills

Living Wills for Younger Individuals

Many younger individuals believe that they do not need living wills, because they are young and healthy. Despite the invulnerable feeling of youth experienced by many individuals, there is still the unfortunate possibility that a young person could fall ill or become seriously injured and require the assistance of estate planning tools. By taking the time […]

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National Defense Authorization Act

Changes in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act

For the past 50 years, Congress has passed a National Defense Authorization Act which is designed for budgeting purposes as well as various other provisions that impact a variety of concerns held by the federal government. The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act was signed into law in December 2016 and contains several notable changes to […]

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wire fraud

Man Convicted for Deceiving Four Service Disabled Veterans

A man was recently convicted of four counts of wire fraud and sentenced to 30 months in prison and a $1 million fine in connection with a scheme of recruiting service-disabled veterans as owners of a construction company to receive specific government contracts. The man was also sentenced to one year of supervised release by […]

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Estate Planning for pets

Estate Planning with Pets and Pet Trusts

In many cases when an individual dies, the individual’s pets are surrendered to shelters. In other cases, pets are distributed to whoever receives other possessions of the deceased individual. With estate planning, however, individuals are frequently able to craft statements concerning exactly what should happen to pets after the individual’s death. The American Society for […]

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Patent Term Extension

Patent Term Extension and How To Get It

For some types of inventions, such as new and nonobvious pharmaceutical compositions, securing a patent from the federal government is only half the battle. In addition to obtaining patent rights, pharmaceuticals and other compositions that might be consumed by humans are required to undergo a review process conducted by the Federal Food and Drug Administration. […]

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Service Disabled Veteran owner dies

What Happens to Some Federal Contracts for Veterans When the Owner Dies

There are various federal contracts owned by particular classifications of individuals including veterans. The unexpected death of a service disabled veteran business owner, however, can leave an individual with numerous questions about how ownership of the contract will transfer. This entry will note some elements about these contracts when the certified owner dies and another […]

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Whitcomb, Selinsky, McAuliffe, PC has been verified by the VA's Center for Verification and Eligibility (CVE) as Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)