Tony Franco is a senior partner with over 30 years of legal experience representing clients on business, corporate and government contracting matters. He oversees the Government Contracts Group, covering all aspects of federal government contracting, while working with the Business and Corporate Law Group on transactions in the highly regulated government contracting market.
Mr. Franco represents clients on a wide range of legal and complex regulatory matters, including (i) protests and claims against the federal government; (ii) commercial and contractual disputes; (iii) investigations and compliance audits; (iv) suspension and debarment proceedings; and (v) entity formation, including joint ventures, operating agreements and shareholder agreements.
Mr. Franco primarily focuses on representing clients interested in pursuing set aside opportunities under the small business, 8(a), HUBZone, SDV and WOSB programs. In representing these firms or their teaming partners, Mr. Franco provides guidance on how to team, joint venture and position their company to successfully defend awards from size and bid protests. His practice extends to assisting firms with compliance with the FAR and rules applicable to all small business contracting programs. Mr. Franco’s practice also encompasses the representation of Tribes and Alaska Native Corporations, including their government contracting subsidiaries.
Mr. Franco represents entrepreneurs in negotiations with potential equity partners seeking to structure transactions in a highly regulated market. Working closely with a client’s management team, or their in-house or outside counsel, Mr. Franco offers a unique and nuanced perspective based upon his many years of experience.
Fluent in Spanish
Mr. Franco is a frequent speaker on various aspects of federal contracting issues: