Roddy Stieger, Christy Milliken Publish on Termination in Government Contracting
Attorneys Roddy Stieger and Christy Milliken recently published an article in Under Construction, the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law’s publication, which runs three times a year. The authors discuss the actions government contractors should consider in the event that they are terminated for convenience.
Roddy and Christy detail the rights and scope of issues important to contractors facing partial or full termination, including mitigation efforts, cost recovery, preparation of termination proposals and any requests for equitable adjustments of the remaining work.
“Whether you were months or years into performance, or had not yet put boots on the ground, it’s important that you understand your rights and the scope of issues that may arise as a result of the termination,” Roddy and Christy write. “While terminations for convenience may be disappointing in that a contractor loses the opportunity to finish a job that it either started or worked very hard to procure, it should not be financially debilitating.”
A commercial business attorney and litigator, Roddy advises on public and private contract issues, bid protests, claims and appeals, as well as commercial disputes. He leverages extensive litigation experience and a common sense business approach to help clients across a diverse array of industries negotiate and execute contractual agreements, as well as navigate government contacts disputes and commercial litigation to achieve the best business outcomes.
Christy has litigated complex commercial and government contract claims involving construction defects, project delays, differing site conditions, acceleration, changes and labor disputes on infrastructure projects such as power plants, airports, highways, transportation, as well as energy performance contracts. She counsels owners, general contractors and subcontractors on a wide array of issues over the course of contract performance.