On April 27, we are hosting a webinar on teaming, joint ventures, and mentor protégé programs with the University of Hartford's Entrepreneurial Center and Women's Business Center presented by Cohen Seglias partner Maria Panichelli.
In today’s federal contracting market, a growing number of government contracts are set-aside for various types of small businesses. It’s no surprise that, in this highly competitive environment, cooperative contractor relationships – including teaming and joint-venturing – are increasingly popular among small and large businesses alike. However, when done incorrectly, these types of relationships can have disastrous consequences, even destroying your small business eligibility. In this webinar, we will teach you the right way to team and JV. We will also cover the differences between teaming and joint venturing, how to avoid the common pitfalls and problems of teaming and joint venturing, and how to form a compliant team or JV. We will also touch upon how to draft an enforceable teaming agreement. Finally, we will discuss the SBA’s mentor protégé programs. Recent legal developments will also be covered.