LEGAL SERVICES

The Buckles Group provides legal services through Buckles Legal Group LLC (BLG), a separate legal entity committed to helping you navigate complex legal matters; and providing support to ensure that your products, services and operating practices adhere to the relevant laws and regulations applicable to the work that you do.

We work with you to identify issues early, dealing with potentially sensitive concerns on legal and business levels We are committed to developing relationships with you on a proactive basis and managing legal solutions that identify and cure potential problems before they occur.

We work to help you find sound legal solutions that meet your needs. Our attorneys also maintain

Areas of legal practice include, but are not limited to:

Audits, Investigations & Inspections
Codes of Conduct and Business Ethics
Corporate & General Business
Drafting Winning Proposals, Captures, and Evaluation Bids
Expert Witnesses
Government Contracts
Mergers & Acquisition Support
Non-Profit Legal Services
Policies & Procedures

Our Services

Audits, Investigations & Inspections

We advise and assist you in responding to pre-award and post-award audits and investigations by the Defense Contract Audit Agency, agency inspectors general, and other federal and state auditing agencies. We participate in audits as an integral part of your team to improve the efficiency and quality of client audit responses and to minimize expense and disruption. We also assist in investigations on matters involving Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA); civil matters; defending you on inspector general and federal law enforcement investigations utilizing our expert team of consultants and attorneys.

Codes of Conduct and Business Ethics

Companies that conduct business need effective codes of conduct and business ethics and compliance programs. We have reviewed existing programs and are here to help you develop and enhance your programs to address emerging issues and stay abreast of best practices.

Corporate & General Business

We represent a number of clients in a wide array of industries on a broad range of matters. Our services include but are not limited to, general corporate and business counseling, day-to-day legal advice, management of litigation, general contract review, support to Board of Directors/Board of Trustees and executive and key employment matters.

Drafting Winning Proposals, Captures, and Evaluation Bids

We assist you in evaluating and responding to solicitations to maximize the likelihood of success, and review your proposals, bids or quotations to ensure responsiveness We also work with you by addressing procurement, contract, subcontracting and other issues before they arise. Before the submission of a proposal, bid or quotation, we review solicitations and related documents for unusual contract risks, ambiguities, rights in technical data and computer software issues, and compliance problems.

Expert Witnesses

We facilitate relationships between attorney(s) and expert witness by providing logistical support and fostering communication between the parties. We have access to consultants who can serve as expert witnesses and share their expertise with the legal community.

Whether you need an expert on alcohol, tobacco, firearms, explosives, forensic matters, or security issues; or a government contract expert, who has specific knowledge on matters involving public procurement and contracting policies and practices; subcontracting; ethics and compliance; termination of contracts and subcontracts; interpretation of contracts, teaming agreements and associated documents; we are here to support you.

We are continually adding to our pool of uniquely qualified individuals. If we do not have the expert witness that you need, we can help find one for you for a nominal fee.

Government Contracts

We provide legal counsel on government proposals, answering questions regarding the proposal and evaluation process. We also work with you on contract negotiations and help you get the solution that works best for you.

We are also experienced in the presentation of government contract claims, including acceleration, breach-of-contract, changes, delays and related costs, pricing and scheduling issues and developing and auditing organizational conflict of interest plans, and handling personal conflict of interest issues.

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Mergers & Acquisition Support

We assist you in asset sales and purchases as well as mergers and acquisitions involving government contracts. We have specialized experience in working with government contracts and are able to work with you in identifying and ensuring that a prospective seller has properly performed on its government contracts. We work on educating potential buyers on the FAR rule specifying new contractor ethics and disclosure requirements. This rule makes it important for the buyer to gain a complete understanding during due diligence of the seller's systems and controls for government contract compliance, so as to avoid unanticipated post-closing disclosures and liabilities relating to the acquired government contracts.

We also work with buyers and sellers to assess the post-close value of the government contracts, including the potential loss of small business set-aside contracts and the integration and compliance costs resulting from the acquired government contracts.

Non-Profit Legal Services

We provide comprehensive legal services to a number of non-profit organizations. We advise on both traditional matters and emerging challenges, and help to ensure that governing boards and administrators fully understand their rights and choices, even when the issues are new. As a general law practice, we offer you access to the complete range of skills and experience available from our attorneys.

POLICIES & PROCEDURES

We assist you in drafting and implementing compliance programs and developing company-wide procurement policies and procedures that meet your legal and regulatory requirements.

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