Joint Venture Agreement

Avoid losing your contract due to an unlawful joint venture agreement. Call 1-866-601-5518 Free Initial Consultation. 

government contract and joint venture agreement lawyersDrafting a joint venture agreement can carry costly consequences if not done correctly. Violation of affiliation rules can cause companies to lose out on lucrative government contracts. The SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals is flooded with protests and appeals that challenge joint venture agreements between small businesses. The government contract attorneys

With law offices in Washington, DC and Colorado, the government contract lawyers at Watson & Associates, LLC frequently help federal contractors to navigate through the landmines that await companies that are not familiar with procurement laws and JV regulations. The law firm brings over 30 years of experience in the government contracting industry.


We offer a vast array of legal services when it comes Joint Venture agreement matters. They include:

  • Drafting and review to determine qualified joint venture agreement;
  • Joint venture agreement accounting and governance;
  • Resolving legal disputes between partners;
  • Overcoming hurdles stemming from affiliation and the Ostensible Subcontractor Rule;
  • SBA 8(a) matters involving affiliation
  • Litigation and appeals
  • Finding qualified JV partners

Understand the rules before forming a joint venture agreement: Our JV lawyers help clients to understand the various nuances of mentor protégé and joint venture rules. This is critical aspect of government contracts law that can cost businesses thousands in unnecessary litigation.

Does your relationship meet the legal definition of a JV? Our attorneys frequently handle a variety of government contracting disputes where the ultimate issue is whether you meet the requisite joint venture agreement definition.

  • Get help writing the legal language to sustain attack.
  • Make sure that your duties are clearly spelled out in your agreement.

Our attorneys help you to determine whether your agreement meets the legal exception to affiliation rules.  A common mistake that companies make is to interpret the statutes without a government contracts attorney that understands joint venture agreement regulations.

At Watson, we can help you to avoid the costly mistakes that can sometimes cripple your business.

  • Get help with meeting exceptions to the joint venture agreement and affiliation.
  • Make sure that your joint venture agreement does not violate the Ostensible Subcontractor Rule.

We understand SBA joint ventures and the pitfalls awaiting small businesses. Our joint venture agreement lawyers are intimately familiar with SBA regulations and how the regulations impact agreements between companies.  The law firm frequently litigates disputes involving subcontract agreements when an SBA 8(a) joint venture is involved.

Our attorneys litigate matters before the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals and contract disputes before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals about JV agreements.

Find Out Whether Your Joint Venture Agreement Exempt from Affiliation

Drafting JV subcontracts for a federal government projects requires awareness of the land mines that await small businesses seeking to acquire more lucrative contracts. Disputes related to affiliation and violations of the Ostensible Subcontractor Rule are present. Watson & Associates’ government contract lawyers can help you to avoid these common land mines.

Our attorneys help you to understand your responsibility under an SBA approved and qualified joint venture agreement. We also help with SBA 8(a) rules and regulations.

Contact our Government Contracts and Joint Venture Agreement Lawyers

If you are a small business seeking to draft viable and compliant Joint Venture agreements, call our lawyers at 1-866-601-5518 for a free initial consultation.