Government Procurement

The federal government, at all levels, is a major procurer of goods and services -- everything from food service for correctional facilities to textiles for uniforms to aerospace contracts for the Department of Defense. For private businesses, obtaining a government contract can create lucrative revenue streams. We have assisted our clients in procurement transactions ranging from five figures to nine figures: No potential contract is too large.

We help walk our clients through the often complicated process of attaining a government contract. Often, this process will start by showing the government that they have a specific need for a client’s particular product or service. As the process continues, there are numerous levels of rules, regulations and conditions that must be met; we can ensure that our clients will satisfy all of these conditions while maintaining complete integrity.

Clark Hill represents clients in all three phases of the federal government contracting process:

  • Pre-Award: Government relations, market opportunity development & analysis; solicitation analysis, bid preparation, teaming arrangements, joint ventures, mentor-protégé agreements, disadvantaged business assistance
  • Award: Prime and subcontract negotiations, compliance planning and assessment, foreign source compliance, intellectual property protections
  • Post-Award:  Bid protest preparation, audit preparation and issue resolution, False Claims Act defense

Clark Hill’s longstanding relationships with numerous government officials at all levels lend us tremendous credibility when discussing potential contracts with them. Because we understand how government works and we understand government’s many needs, we can be very effective on behalf of our clients when negotiating procurement contracts.


Redevelopment of the iconic Argonaut Building in Detroit, Michigan at a project cost in excess of $150,000,000 through a multi-layered tax credit transaction involving State and Federal Historic Tax Credits, New Market Tax 

Represented and counseled a not for profit developer in the establishment of a development joint venture in the construction of a 96 unit Section 42 federal tax credit low income senior housing facility

Represented commercial development client in the development of over 200,000 square feet of commercial retail strip centers located in the Chicago metropolitan area. Responsible for land acquisition, site planning/design; government entitlements; (zoning/incentives); analysis and procurement of project financing, and construction management. Utilized various economic development tools to improve profitability such as real estate tax rebates (class 8) and tax increment financing

Represented local municipality in the creation of a not for profit development entity to facilitate the development of a $500 million dollar comprehensive redevelopment plan to accommodate the acquisition and development of land for a multi carrier cargo development plan

Represented investment group structure in the investment and assisted in raising $3,000,000 in capital to facilitate the acquisition of a community based financial institution

Represented development joint venture consisting of private equity firm and real estate developer for the development and construction of quick service restaurants throughout the United States

Represented a local municipality and economic development group in obtaining the first State of Illinois single community Redevelopment Authority with bonding authority of $200 million dollars

Acquisition and Development of Large Urban Housing Project. Representation of a national developer in connection with (i) negotiating and drafting documentation in connection with site acquisition, formation of single-asset limited partnership, project development, project development financing, construction management and contracting, construction and permanent financing including financing from government lenders, and property management; (ii) assisting developer in obtaining zoning/permitting/approvals needed to develop the project; (iii) providing counsel in connection with environmental issues; (iv) assisting developer in obtaining historic tax credits and a conservation easement; and (v) assisting developer in obtaining bridge financing for such easement and credits.
Acquisition and Development of Urban Office Building. Representation of a national developer in connection with (i) negotiating and drafting of documentation with respect to site acquisition, formation of single-asset limited partnership (the entity that owns and operates the project), development, construction contracting, and construction and permanent financing including multiple governmental loans and grants; (ii) assisting developer in obtaining zoning/permitting/approvals needed to develop project; and (iii) providing counsel in connection with environmental issues involving the site which was a "brownfield" site.