Month: August 2015

Preserving Small Business Status in Mentor-Protege Joint Ventures

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08/31/2015Vandeventer Black

Authored by summer associate Thomas O’Dea 8(a) small businesses that enjoy the benefits of a mentor-protégé relationship with a larger entity need to be mindful of the very specific requirements of the Small Business Administration’s (“SBA”) guidance regarding joint-venture agreements. The SBA’s Office of Hearings and Appeals (“OHA”) recently found that an 8(a) small business… Read more »

A Word of Caution to Design Builders

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08/13/2015Moss, Ashley G.

Authored by Ashley Moss The Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (“DPOR”) licenses professional contractors, engineers, and architects in Virginia and punishes those who violate licensure laws. Although sometimes overlooked, businesses that provide professional services must also be licensed. For businesses that practice architecture and/or engineering, this “license” is referred to as a “certificate of… Read more »

Recent Revisions to AAA Rules

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08/11/2015Vandeventer Black

Authored by attorney Brett Saunders Think about the last major construction project you or your company was involved in.  Chances are, that project was being performed under a contract that contained an arbitration clause.  These clauses require disputes to be resolved through binding arbitration, instead of traditional litigation, and are extremely common in the construction… Read more »