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A firm that is ready to help clients succeed in Government contracts!

Being ready is half the battle!

Specializing in representing innovative start-ups seeking Government contracts with dual-use technology. 

  • An Army  JAG career's worth of experience in Government procurement at requiring and contracting activities.

  • Private practice experience with small and large businesses and with SBA socioeconomic groups (SB, SDVOSB, VOSB, WOSB, 8a)

  • Proven success for clients at all stages of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Programs, Other Transactions, and FAR-based contracts.  

  • Proactive, flexible, and responsive legal counsel that provides the tools you need to succeed.  

SBA Service Disabled Certified Business


OTA & Far-based Contracts

Other Transaction Authority (OTA)  or Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) based contracts require specialized knowledge and experience.  Let us help you prepare for government acquisitions, proposals, negotiations, settlement agreements, terminations, or any other aspect of Government Contracts.  

Teaming, Joint Venture Agreements, and  Subcontracts

Non-Disclosure, Confidentiality, & End User License Agreements

Ensure your company has the agreements on-hand to protect your confidential and proprietary information. 

Novations- Transfering Government Contracts

The Government requires a novation process to transfer Government contracts to an acquiring entity or a newly created/transformed entity.  Let us help you navigate this process.  

Ensure you have a teaming agreement for partner-assisted proposals that leads to a no-hassle subcontract to protect your performance and ensure your company complies with required flow-down provisions.  

Intellectual Property

GovCon Compliance

Government Contract compliance is critical to succeed in Government contracts.  Standards of business ethics and conduct, EEO, anti-retaliation, investigations, accounting systems, and cybersecurity are all foundational requirements of your corporate compliance program.  Let us help you establish your compliance program early.  

Ensure you have negotiated special license rights when necessary but understand and protect your data rights and software while you develop your intellectual property through Government contracts.  Then make sure you appropriately mark and protect your IP and maximize its value.   

General Counsel 

Let us be your General Counsel.  All companies, no matter the size,  grapple with legal or business-related issues.  Help with  Intellectual Property, Employment Law, Business Law, litigation risk, etc. is invaluable to growing companies.   Establish the relationship now and enjoy the benefit when needed.  

REA's and Claims

Contract changes often require Requests for Equitable Adjustment (REAs) or, ultimately, certified claims to the Government for companies to realize the full value of performaning a Government contract.  Let us help you successfully navigate this process.

Bid Protests

Challenge the  terms of a soliicitation or the award of a Federal contract through the Government Accountabiltiy Office or Court of Federal Claims  with experienced counsel who understands the process, limitations, and benefit.  

Focus areas


By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

Benjamin Franklin

The Apple Law Firm, PLLC. helps companies prepare to succeed in Government contracts (GovCon). We focus on readiness and providing proactive, flexible, responsive, and cost-effective legal and business-related counsel.  


Our vision is to be an"easy button" for companies who wish to do business with the Government.  Whether you are a start-up company developing innovative technology, a large business, or participating in a Small Business Administration (SBA) socioeconomic group (WOSB, VOSB, SDVOSB, 8a), each company has to navigate the complex and often confusing government contracting process.  This process is governed by statute and regulation to protect taxpayer funds and ensure that there is "full and open" competition when required to ensure that the Government is getting appropriate value for its investment.  


Our firm helps prepare companies for success in the GovCon marketplace by having the knowledge, experience, and prepared work products that companies need when they need them.  We have also invested time to develop a powerful network of high-performing professionals in other specialized areas of law, accounting, and cybersecurity to help support all GovCon related requirements. So let our firm and network prepare your company to be ready to succeed.  After all, being ready is half the battle.  



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Tel: (512) 553-1487


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