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Government Contracts & Global Trade

Butler Snow’s Government Contracting and Global Trade team provides comprehensive legal services and counsel to businesses and non-profits engaged in government contracting and international trade. Our team serves clients from numerous sectors, including aerospace, defense, technology, construction, energy, healthcare and manufacturing. Armed with a deep understanding of our clients’ legal and regulatory landscapes, we provide creative and tailored representation to help our clients achieve their business goals while mitigating risk.

Our multidisciplinary team represents government contractors in every stage of the business lifecycle and, when needed, in any type of dispute. Our team’s transactional experience spans entity formation, capital raising, buy- and sell-side M&A, ESOP transactions, bid and proposal support and negotiation of all types of contracts. We guide our clients through the intricate web of regulations that impact their business, including the FAR, agency supplements to the FAR and the SBA’s regulations regarding small businesses. Our attorneys also represent government contractors in all types of disputes and investigations, including Contract Disputes Act claims against the Government, prime-sub disputes, bid protests, compliance audits and agency investigations.

We also offer comprehensive legal representation to US and non-US businesses engaged in international transactions. Among other matters, we represent clients in connection with export controls (ITAR, EAR, DOE, etc.), OFAC’s economic sanctions programs, CFIUS matters, customs regulations, establishment of Foreign Trade Zones and cross-border M&A. In this regard, we help clients develop effective strategies to mitigate risks, optimize cross-border transactions and expand their global market presence.

We recognize that the legal landscape is not shaped solely by the courts but is also heavily influenced by legislative and regulatory decisions. To that end, we have a strategic alliance with the lobbying firm Maynor & Stiers LLC. With locations in Huntsville, Alabama and Washington, D.C., Maynor & Stiers work with members of the United States Senate and House of Representatives. In conjunction with Butler Snow’s Regulatory and Government Group, our team is equipped to advocate for clients in issues involving the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, NASA, Homeland Security, the Department of State and other governmental bodies.

Butler Snow’s GovCon & Global Trade team takes a collaborative approach, working closely and responsively with clients to understand their unique needs and goals. We strive to provide pragmatic and commercially viable solutions that align with our clients' business objectives in an increasingly regulated global marketplace.