VA’s Intent to Offer Contracts for VOSBs Leads to Contention

VA’s Intent to Offer Contracts for VOSBs Leads to Contention

VA’s Intent to Offer Contracts for VOSBs Leads to Contention Bayaud Enterprises, Inc. and SourceAmerica filed legal action against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in 2017. Bayaud is a (JWOD) eligible service provider that had contracts to provide medical transportation services, mailroom operations, and switchboard services at VA facilities in Colorado. SourceAmerica, a “central nonprofit agency,” represents 450 JWOD-eligible suppliers by helping them obtain, comply, with, and resolve contract disputes with federal agencies. Bayaud and SourceAmerica filed a Complaint against...

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10th Circuit Rules Medical Expert Is Not Always Required for ADA Case

10th Circuit Rules Medical Expert Is Not Always Required for ADA Case

On November 8, 2019, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed in part and remanded in part Jonella Tesone's ADA claim back to the U.S. District Court. The issue that Ms. Tesone's lawyers took to the Court of Appeals was whether a plaintiff could prevail in an ADA claim without the benefit of a medical expert.

Can the IRS Take Your Passport for Unpaid Taxes?

Can the IRS Take Your Passport for Unpaid Taxes?

On December 4th, 2015, the United States Congress passed theFixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. Soon after, the legislation was signed into law by President Barack Obama. As is the case with many large transportation bills, this bill contained provisions that affected many unrelated areas of law.Most notably, the FAST Act contained a tax provision that has major consequences for those who owe a lot money to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS): If you have seriously delinquent tax debt, the United States federal government may now be able confiscate your passport. Here, our...

Is Your Resume Good Enough for CVE Verification?

Is Your Resume Good Enough for CVE Verification?

There's much that can be learned from the Spartan Group, Inc's appeal of the Center for Verification and Evaluation's (CVE) decision regarding their Veteran owned small business status. In January 2019, Mr. Kyle Muller, a service-disabled Veteran and 100% owner of the Spartan Group, Inc., applied for his company’s inclusion in the U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs' (VA) VIP database. In his company’s application, Mr. Muller identified himself as both President and Secretary and Mr. Ray Douaire as the company’s Treasurer and as his personal mentor. He also included his resume in his application,...

CVE Cancels Another SDVOSB for Incomplete Documentation

CVE Cancels Another SDVOSB for Incomplete Documentation

The U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs' Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) first verified RealSims on June 4, 2015 and then reverified the company on October 22, 2018. At the time of initial and reverification, service-disabled Veteran Robert McGraw owned 98 percent of the Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) company and his wife, Debra McGraw owned two percent. In May 2018, RealSim executed a Letter of Intent to sell 49 percent of its membership interest to another company, Badger Technology Group, which was owned 50/50 by two non-veterans, Dan Wade and Ralf...

Companies Have 30 Days to Notify CVE of Any Structural Changes

Companies Have 30 Days to Notify CVE of Any Structural Changes

On August 16, 2019, the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) denied Lachin Architect’s appeal from the U.S. Dept. of Veterans' Affairs' Center for Verification and Evaluation's (CVE) removal of their name from the CVE VIP database. The CVEfirst verified Lachin in January 2013 and reverified it in March 2015. In January 2018, the service-disabled Veteran, Michael Lachin, sold 20 percent of his shares to his nephew David Lachin.

A Year Since Kingdomware and the Rule of Two

A Year Since Kingdomware and the Rule of Two

It has been a little over a year now since the US Supreme Court issued its opinion in Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. v. United States, 136 S. Ct. 1969 (2016). We discussed the casehere. In that case, the court held requirements and procedures in the Veterans Benefits Act of 2006 ("VBA"), 38 U.S.C. § 8127 were mandatory, not discretionary as applied to the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA) contracting with Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) owners to provide services or equipment to the VA.

Four Important Tax Considerations When Selling Your Business

Four Important Tax Considerations When Selling Your Business

Selling a small business can be complicated. There are many things you need to consider in order to ensure that your legal rights and financial interests are adequately protected. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your specific small business, there is a chance that you could face a large tax bill as a result of the sale.

Three Ways the New Tax Plan Could Affect You

Three Ways the New Tax Plan Could Affect You

As reported byFox 31 Denver, GOP leaders in the House of Representatives recently revealed key details of their tax reform plan. While this tax plan may not be signed into law, at least in its current form, it has already passed an important procedural vote. While this bill overhauls key elements of the corporate tax code, it also affects individuals. As such, all American taxpayers should have a basic understanding of how this plan might impact their wallets. Here, our experiencedDenver tax law attorneyshighlight some of the key provisions and policy changes contained within the latest...

Hurricane Recovery Contractors Get Emergency Authority

Hurricane Recovery Contractors Get Emergency Authority

Several Federal agencies have implemented the following special emergency procurement authority and temporary national interest exemptions to assist with hurricane relief efforts: To help streamline and expedite procurements, the General Services Administration (GSA) increased several special emergency procurement authority thresholds related to micro-purchases to $20,000 (up from $3,000).