PilieroMazza’s M&A Team Advises Senture in Its Sale to Kingswood Capital

LONDON, KY, MARCH 3, 2021: PilieroMazza is pleased to announce the successful sale of our client Senture, LLC—a leader in large-scale, complex, multi-channel contact center and knowledge management solutions for commercial clients, government agencies, and systems integrators—to private equity group Kingswood Capital Management. Senture’s combination of flexible technology, proprietary training, dedicated staff, and speedy response to the COVID-19 pandemic enabled it to further accelerate its significant growth trajectory in recent years and throughout the course of 2020. “PilieroMazza’s team did an . . . Read More

Jon Williams Features on SYNNEX-Sponsored CMMC Panel

Jon Williams , Partner in PilieroMazza ’s Government Contracts and Cybersecurity & Data Privacy groups, was recently a featured speaker on SYNNEX’s webinar titled “Practical Asset Inventory Considerations To Get Ready For Cyber Security Maturity Model (CMMC) Certification.” Starting in 2020, a big change was put in place for government contractors providing products and services to the Department of Defense (DOD). No longer will DOD accept cybersecurity “self-assessment” check box compliance for contract awards. Instead, DOD contractors and subcontractors will be required to obtain Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), . . . Read More

Changes to Pay Equity Law Are Coming: It’s Time to Consider Auditing Your Pay Practices

Amidst all of the promises and actions taken by the Biden Administration, the topic of pay equity is gaining more and more attention. While there has been growing momentum on the issue for years now, the Biden Administration is making it clear that that momentum will materialize into actual changes in the law on the federal front. As such, it is critical that commercial businesses and federal contractors take proactive measures now, including conducting proactive pay analyses with legal counsel, . . . Read More

PilieroMazza’s Nichole Atallah Comments on DOL Targeting Government Contractors for Wage Enforcement

U.S. Labor Department (DOL) leaders are planning to ramp up enforcement of wage standards on federally funded construction and service projects […]. The changes the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division is formulating—which could rank among its biggest initial policy moves under the new administration—would support the infrastructure and jobs package President Joe Biden is planning to roll out. […] DOL has begun preparations to expand its investigative capacity under two statutes that require government contractors to pay workers prevailing wages and benefits […]: the . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – February 24, 2021

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . PilieroMazza Celebrates Black History Month: For the  PilieroMazza  family,  Black History Month  is not only a celebration of the numerous contributions of people of color, but also highlights for us the efforts our  Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee  undertakes throughout the year to cultivate an inclusive environment for all our colleagues. Read more here . PODCAST: Mergers and Acquisitions in Healthcare: Getting Your House in Order, February 24, 2021, Kathryn Hickey . Tune in here . WEBINAR: Exit Strategies for GOVCONs . . . Read More

COVID-Related Construction Claims: 4 Key Strategies for Recovery

The construction industry has seen increased costs and contract performance concerns resulting from the impacts of COVID-19. For construction firms contracting with the government, it is critical to understand how to position the firm to recover increased costs. Following are four key recovery strategies to better prepare you before filing a claim or request for equitable adjustment (REA). 1. Understand How Contract Provisions Help Carefully examine the contract to identify provisions that may excuse delays or provide for recovery in . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – February 19, 2021

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . WEBINAR: Risk Prevention Strategies: Avoiding Costly FLSA Missteps, February 24, 2021, Nichole Atallah  and  Matt Feinberg . Read more here . COVID-19 Client Resource Center: To access resources for businesses navigating the COVID-19 crisis, we invite you to visit PilieroMazza’s “ COVID-19 Client Resource Center .” Contact covid19@pilieromazza.com for immediate assistance. GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS SBA Takes Steps to Address PPP Validation Error Problems, February 12, 2021, Cy Alba On February 10, 2021, the Small Business Administration (SBA) announced new policy changes to the . . . Read More

PilieroMazza Celebrates Black History Month

“Each one of us is here because somebody before us did something to make it possible. What we must do is commit ourselves to some future that can include each other and work toward that future with the particular strengths of our individual identities.” Excerpt from Audre Lorde ’s speech “Learning from the 60s.” For the PilieroMazza family, Black History Month is not only a celebration of the numerous contributions of people of color, but also highlights for us the efforts our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee undertakes throughout the year . . . Read More

ANNOUNCEMENT: Michael Thurmond Joins PilieroMazza’s Business & Transactions Group

PilieroMazza is pleased to announce that Michael Thurmond has joined the Firm as an Associate in its  Business & Transactions Group . He supports clients in mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. “Michael’s understanding of business priorities in M&A and 360-degree approach to private equity deals are a perfect fit for our team—and our clients,” said  Kathryn Hickey , Practice Group Chair for the Business & Transactions Group. Michael conducts all phases of due diligence investigations, including preparing memoranda and disclosure schedules. He also advises clients on general . . . Read More