Born Aurora, Illinois; admitted to bar, 1973, Illinois; 1977, U.S. Supreme Court;... more
Born Aurora, Illinois; admitted to bar, 1973, Illinois; 1977, U.S. Supreme Court; 1978, California; 1982, New York, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1983, Trial Bar, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. Education: Purdue University (B.S., in Civil Engineering, 1964); Stanford University (M.S., in Civil Engineeri... view profile
I am board certified by the Florida Bar in Construction law and am a Fellow of the... more
I am board certified by the Florida Bar in Construction law and am a Fellow of the National Contract Management Association. I am an active member of my local Chapters of the National Contract Management Association, the Associated Builders and Contractors and Home Builders and Contractors of Brevard. I frequently speak and write on a variety of subjects involving government contracts and const... view profile
Sophie A. Akins is a Partner at Best Best Krieger, LLP specializing primarily on... more
Sophie A. Akins is a Partner at Best Best Krieger, LLP specializing primarily on solar and renewable energy projects, Power Purchase Agreements, proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission and public contracts. Ms. Akins also provides general governance advice to public entities and currently serves as General Counsel to the Ramona Municipal Water District. Since 2007, Ms... view profile
Larry Vancespecializes in construction law with emphasis on both public and private... more
Larry Vancespecializes in construction law with emphasis on both public and private construction contracts, insurance and surety law, and dispute resolution. He has appeared in matters before the U.S. Court of Claims and various Boards of Contract Appeal.
Government contract attorneys specialize in helping people or companies enter into business contracts with local and national governments. Because a government represents the public interest, it must follow certain procedural and disclosure rules to ensure that its contracts are awarded properly. Generally, government contracts have more restrictive terms than private contracts, and government contract attorneys can help you negotiate a successful contract.