We understand the needs of small businesses

With over 30 years of experience supporting small businesses as they compete for and perform their government contracts, The Martin Law Firm provides effective advocacy and legal counsel on behalf of its small business clients. The firm’s senior attorney, Kenneth Martin regularly appears before federal contracting agencies, local and regional SBA offices, and as necessary, the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals on behalf of the firm’s small business clients. As a former Contracting Officer, Kenneth Martin is well qualified to help the firm’s small business clients navigate the maze of complex regulations that apply their businesses, and to maximize their opportunities for success.  He has experience working with programs such as the 8(a) Program, the Service-Disabled-Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Program, the HUBZone Program, the Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program, and more.

Because The Martin Law Firm is itself a small business, the Firm is sensitive to the economic constraints that prevent many small businesses from obtaining high-quality legal services. For this reason, the firm offers alternative billing arrangements to ensure that small businesses obtain the legal advice they need. Based on our extensive experience and expertise in handling small business matters, we understand all the challenges that small businesses confront when they compete for perform their government contracts. We possess the know-how needed to structure formative teaming arrangements, joint venture relationships, and Mentor-Protégé agreements. We also have the knowledge and know-how to craft subcontract agreements that provide maximum protection to our small business clients, and we work hard to prevent our clients from making costly mistakes that affect their ability to get paid for their work, to obtain competitive financing, and perform their government contracts.

We stay abreast of the latest legislative and regulatory developments to best position our small business clients for success. Having filed, intervened in, and defended numerous SBA small business size protests, we know how to avoid the pitfalls of regulations such as the Ostensible Subcontractor Rule, and those that define the indicia of affiliation that can threaten a small business’ size status and eligibility to compete for government contracts set aside for small businesses. When it becomes necessary, we defend size protests and appeal SBA decisions before the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals.

Small Business Services

The Martin Law Firm assists our small business clients on all matters of impacting their receipt of and performance of government contracts, including identification of small business opportunities, small business set-asides, teaming agreements, joint ventures, subcontracting, contract performance, identification and notification of changes, termination defense, and maximization of cost recovery.

Our firm is able to assist with the following:

  • 8a Certification Program
  • Small Disadvantaged Business Contracting;
  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
  • Women-Owned Small Businesses
  • Native American & Tribally-Owned Businesses
  • HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zone) Program
  • Mentor-Protégé Programs
  • Positioning the small business client for upcoming contracts
  • Proposal writing and red team support
  • Regulatory & program compliance audits
  • Joint ventures
  • SBA size eligibility protests & appeals
  • Teaming agreements & subcontracts
  • Subcontracting plans
  • Limitations on subcontracting
  • NAICS Code Changes and Appeals