Jon is an experienced legal advisor to government contractors on a wide range of federal, state, and local procurement matters. As Chair of PilieroMazza’s Government Contracts Group, his practice focuses on helping firms with a diverse array of Federal Acquisition Regulation compliance issues, including extensive counseling on the federal procurement programs for small businesses. As some examples, Jon assists contractors in applying for and maintaining compliance in SBA’s 8(a), HUBZone, WOSB, and SDVOSB programs; understanding and navigating SBA’s nonmanufacturer rule; small business subcontracting plans; Buy American Act and Trade Agreements Act compliance; Inspector General and other agency investigations; and suspension and debarment proceedings.
Jon’s practice also frequently involves handling procurement-related disputes. He represents contractors in size and status protests and appeals before SBA and SBA’s Office of Hearings and Appeals, as well as filing and defending bid protests before the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition, and state/local procurement agencies. Jon also counsels contractors on cure notice responses, contract terminations, adverse CPARS ratings, requests for equitable adjustment, and claims. Additionally, he regularly helps contractors to establish and defend teaming, subcontract, joint venture, and mentor-protégé relationships.