Termination for Cause – FAR Termination For Convenience & FAR Termination for Default

Termination For Convenience & FAR Termination for Default Lawyers

Help For Government Contractors Nationwide With Termination for Default Appeals and Termination for Convenience

A termination for default government contracts actions can severely cripple your business because of the leverage that the government has to collect damages if successful on appeal.  You no longer can make a profit on the contract that you worked so hard to get. If the government wins the dispute , you can be liable to the government for damages such as return of progress payments, reprocurement costs and potential breach of contract damages. These are are tough and stressful issues for contractors to handle.

In order to minimize the risk of not doing any more business with the federal government due to a termination for cause, the government contract attorneys at Watson & Associates, LLC can provide experienced legal counsel, litigation and appeals services.


We help you to avoid the most costly mistakes when the agency terminates your government contracts. When your contract is terminated for convenience by the government, the first thing that you should do is to assess the facts when your receive the termination for convenience letter to see if the agency is liable for a breach of contract.  The contracting officer’s final decision alleging contractor fails to prove its case may not always be a legal one.

Sometimes, assessing the wrongful actions up front can save your company thousands of dollars in litigation fees. 

Without the proper approach to either situation, the government usually wins. Your goal when there is a termination for cause or default is to make a determination whether you have a strong appeal case. You have to act quickly or lose your rights to appeal.

At Watson & Associates, LLC our government contract attorneys help small businesses and large DOD contractors to effectively deal with contract termination and FAR matters, and guide our clients to the next step of a termination for convenience decision or appeal of the contracting officer’s final decision.

Government Contract Termination Attorney Services

  • Analyze and assess your specific facts
  • FAR Part 49 Termination for default government contracts support(T4D)
  • FAR Termination for convenience clauses (T4C government contract)
  • Responding to cure notices
  • Procurement law disputes and Court’s appellate jurisdiction
  • Terminations for default consulting
  • Show cause notice FAR responses
  • Providing legal advice from the early stages of the cure notice or show cause letter.
  • Help you apply the types of contract damages allowed and avoid excess costs incurred by the government;
  • Help with defenses such as latent defects in construction projects
  • Help to gather supporting documentation including agreements and communications
  • Assessment of liquidated damages in contract defaults and terminations
  • Help you to prepare your settlement proposal under FAR termination for convenience clauses.
  • Help with contract negotiation with the relevant parties
  • Contract Termination for Cause FAR Part 49 Appeal the Agency decision on your behalf to CBCA, ASBCA or US Court of Federal Claims
  • Termination appeals to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals

To speak with a contract disputes Attorney and your show cause notice FAR response or appealing the contracting officer’s final decision, Call  1-866-601-5518 for a Free Initial Consultation. 

Federal Acquisition Regulation – FAR Termination for Convenience Legal Services 

Did You Receive a Termination for Convenience Letter From the Contracting Officer?

If yes, then your next steps are critical. Termination for convenience (T4C government contract) relates to the federal government’s unilateral right to end performance on an existing contract for legitimate reasons.

This level of termination can be for the entire contract or part of the contract. Companies subject to this level of statutory termination, however, has to be for legitimate reasons by the government. Federal contractors are sometimes unaware of what those legitimate reasons are.  Companies also are unaware of their legal rights or statutory allowable damages when the government terminates the contract for convenience. This is where Watson’s government contracts lawyers can help.

We also help to prepare and submit a viable settlement proposal that articulates your claims. Contracting Officers will usually find a way to either reject your termination claims or try to settle a lower price.

Government Contract Termination for Default Litigation & Appeals

When the contracting officer issues a  termination for default final decision, you must promptly make a decision to appeal or not to appeal to the Armed Services Board, Civilian Board or  U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Obviously, your business’ future is a risk.  With the short deadline before you, you want to have an appellate lawyer that can assess the facts and agency record and decide whether there is merit to filing the termination for cause appeal.

Nationwide FAR Termination for Default Clause and T4C Help

Our Government contracts termination for default (FAR Part 49 T4D) and law firm provides legal counsel to contractors throughout the United States and overseas including Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and Virgin Islands. Find out more about debarment of government contractors.

Call Watson’s FAR Part 49 Termination for Default and Convenience Appeal Lawyers

To maximize your damages for convenience terminations or help appealing government contract termination for default or causel, call our Colorado or Washington DC T4D and T4C government contract termination lawyers. Call  Toll-Free 1-866-601-5518.

Watson & Associates’ government contract law lawyers represent clients with government procurement claims, termination for cause FAR disputes, convenience, litigation, and appeals in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and Boards of Contract Appeals if you are terminated for cause.

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