Brad counsels his government contractor clients to help them avoid risk and grow more profitable, thriving businesses. He helps his clients make sense of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Small Business Regulations, and other statutory, regulatory, and legal minefields that keep business owners up at night. He has particular expertise in Small Business Program compliance, including the 8(a), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB - SBA & CVE), HUBZone, and Women-Owned Small business (WOSB and EDWOSB) programs. In fact, Brad regularly provides training and education on Government Contracts and Small Business Compliance issues. He provides private, in-house compliance training for his clients, but Brad is also sought after as a subject matter expert and speaker by national trade associations, governmental organizations, accounting firms, professional associations (such as the Virginia Society of CPAs), Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs), as well as government contractors, consultants, and other professionals in the industry.
Together with ReavesColey’s Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions team, Brad also counsels his government contractor and other business clients through business transactions that must take into account small business and other government contract regulations. Whether creating a new Mentor-Protégé Agreement, a Joint Venture Agreement, or simply creating the right Teaming and Subcontracting Agreements, Brad makes sure that his clients have the tools they need to make their businesses successful, and to take full advantage of government contracting programs as well as teaming and joint venture relationships – all while avoiding compliance problems.
In addition to his government contracts counseling and compliance work, Brad has successfully defended and prosecuted numerous bid protests, size and status protests before the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Court of Federal Claims (COFC), and the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA). Before co-founding ReavesColey, Brad gained significant litigation experience practicing in the Government Contracts and Trial Sections of one of Virginia’s premier law firms, Kaufman & Canoles, P.C. He has trial and appellate experience in complex litigation in state and federal courts both inside and outside Virginia, including appeals to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Court of Appeals of Virginia, and successful arguments before the Virginia Supreme Court. Through this experience, Brad is able to help his clients both inside and outside the courtroom.
Born and raised in Hampton Roads, Brad is a long-time member and contributor to the Tidewater Government Industry Counsel and Tidewater Association of Service Contractors, where he served as President. Brad has also served on the Board of Directors of Women in Defense, Greater Hampton Roads Chapter and has served on the National Board for the SDVOSB Council. Brad is a member of the Public Contract Law Section of the American Bar Association and also a member of the Virginia State Bar Construction Law and Public Contracts Section. Virginia Law & Politics has selected Brad as a “Rising Star” 2009-2015, and Brad has been recognized as one of the “Legal Elite” in the area of Construction Law from 2013-2015.