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Joint Ventures/Teaming Arrangements

Feb 06th 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


This webinar will cover the basics of teaming arrangements and joint venture agreements. The pros and cons of each will be discussed.  An emphasis will be place on joint venture rules for federal contracting.  Specifically, this webinar will focus on what small businesses will need to know when forming and qualifying joint ventures under the various socioeconomic certification programs with the federal government. Some topics discussed will include, affiliation (and why it's a bad thing), the mentor protege program, the 3 under 2 rule, and ostensible contractors, among others.  


Presented by:

Matt Schoonover is a Partner with Koprince Law LLC, where his practice focuses exclusively on providing legal solutions to federal government contractors. As an attorney, Matt enjoys learning about his clients’ business and developing creative and efficient solutions to their legal problems.

Prior to joining the firm, Matt practiced as a commercial litigator at large law firms in Phoenix and Kansas City, counseling clients on a variety of complex issues. Given this background, Matt is at home representing clients in claims against the government, bid protests (at the Government Accountability Office, FAA Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition, and Court of Federal Claims), in small business and socioeconomic status protests at the Small Business Administration, and in appeals before the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals. Matt also assists clients with requests for equitable adjustment, claims, and appeals at the Boards of Contract Appeals and Court of Federal Claims.

Matt’s practice isn’t limited to dispute resolution. He also counsels clients on every aspect of their unique legal needs as federal government contractors. Not only does Matt help clients navigate regulatory compliance matters and prepare effective and compliant teaming agreements, subcontracts, mentor-protégé agreements, and other key documents, but he also helps them apply for and obtain admission to small business socioeconomic programs such as the 8(a) Program, service-disabled veteran-owned small business program, and others.

When Matt is not counseling clients about federal government contracts, he and his wife are probably trying (unsuccessfully) to keep up with their two children. A Kansas City sports fan, Matt was thrilled with the Royals’ success in 2014 and 2015; he now dreams of the Chiefs bringing home a Super Bowl.


Rich Lyles is the Manager for the Procurement Technical Assistance Center in the Wyoming Small Business Development Center Network. Previously, he worked as a Government Contracts Advisor and as the Deputy Director of the Procurement Outreach Program in the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development for five years. Rich is a 1991 graduate of UNLV with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and received his MBA from UNLV in 1994. Beginning in college in 1990 Rich first worked in the public sector with the Bureau of Reclamation and after three years worked in the private sector as the CFO and the General Manager for two small government contractors.


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For those that are unable to attend ‘live” at that time, the program will be recorded and registered attendees will receive a link to the recorded session.