Cohen Seglias Federal Contracting Partner Maria Panichelli was a speaker at the 16th Annual U.S. Department of Energy Small Business Small Business Forum & Expo in Kansas City, MO. The event featured educational workshops, a large Exhibit Hall, as well as business one-on-one matchmaking sessions. Over 1,000 attendees represented all levels of Federal, state, and local government agencies, the small business community, large/prime contractors, and many more!
Maria’s presentation, “Building a Compliant Team: Teaming, Joint Ventures, and Mentor-Protege Relationships in Federal Government Contracts” was on May 18. In this session, Maria taught guests how to team and joint ventures the right way. Discussions focused on eligibility concerns, the proper procedures for forming an enforceable teaming agreement or a compliant joint venture, subcontracting limitations, important clauses you should include in your agreement, issues you should consider and perhaps most importantly common pitfalls you should avoid.