Federal Government Contracts/Section 8(a) Matters

The government and the military may be our country's largest consumers. Companies who contract with government agencies are often required to navigate through the Federal Acquisition Regulations, which regulations are often complex and overwhelming. Companies who work with government contracts can also often fall into dispute with a government agency or other government contractors. Jason A. McNeill, partner at Magleby Cataxinos & Greenwood, is among the very few attorneys in the Salt Lake City legal market who practice in this area of law.

SBA 8(a) Program

Mr. McNeill's experience includes the Small Business Administration 8(a) program, which is a government program created to provide qualifying small disadvantaged businesses, including minority-owned and women-owned businesses, with opportunities to procure often-lucrative federal contracts. Successfully participating in the 8(a) Program often requires a firm grasp on the benefits and pitfalls companies often face in pursuing and performing 8(a) contracts.

Debarment/Suspension/Show Cause Proceedings

Mr. McNeill's experience also includes advocating for companies and individuals who have been suspended, proposed for debarment, or who are facing administrative action by a government agency such as the Department of the Air Force, the SBA, or others. Mr. McNeill has successfully represented several clients in suspension proceedings, order to show cause investigations, and other adverse situations. His representation has often resulted in the resolution of the government/contractor dispute, allowing the client to commence working in the government contract industry.


Mr. McNeill's experience also includes negotiating a novation of a government contract. The novation process is often complicated, detailed-driven, and requires appropriate handling and disclosures to the government to effectuate novation. Mr. McNeill can assist you in successfully novating a government contract.

In sum, the firm's attorneys can assist you with your legal needs pertaining to government contracts and disputes with government agencies, including the following:

  • Show Cause Proceedings
  • Suspension or Debarment Proceedings
  • Novating government contracts
  • Consulting with government contractors
  • SBA 8(a) Program and 8(a) contractors
  • Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
  • Teaming Agreements/ Agreements to Subcontract/ Mentor Protege and related agreements
  • Litigation involving multiple government contractors/8(a) contractors

To consult with a lawyer regarding your government contracting issues or disputes, please call 866-928-7962 or contact us by e-mail.