Vector podcast concept in flat styleRecently, Maria Panichelli was interviewed by Raymond Thibodeaux from AOC Key Solutions for a podcast entitled “Guilty by Affiliation.”  During this podcast, Maria and Ray spoke about a variety of affiliation-related issues. Topics covered included the various types of affiliation, the consequences of being deemed “affiliated” with another business, and, perhaps most importantly, how to avoid a finding of “affiliation.”  James McCarthy was also interviewed. Catch the whole podcast here.

Maria L. Panichelli is an Associate in the firm’s Federal Contracting Practice Group. Her practice includes a wide variety of federal contracting and construction matters, as well as all aspects of small business procurement.

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The Construction Industry offers tremendous opportunities and challenges for any business owner. However, when your customer is the federal government, there is an extra layer of requirements that can either make or break your business. Just putting together a bid or proposal is a test of skill and attention to detail, but what comes next? The Government’s selection process for the ultimate awardee of the contract is unlike any other. Join Jennifer Horn and Maria Panichelli for the WIPP/Give Me 5 webinar The Fundamentals of the FAR, Part 2: The Source Selection Process on Wednesday, February 25th at 2:00pm. In this presentation, you will learn about “best value” and “trade off”, the source selection process, and tips that will help you use the selection process to your advantage to win more contracts! To register for the webinar or access previous webinars presented by Jennifer and Maria click here.

WIPP is a national nonpartisan public policy organization advocating on behalf of its coalition of 4.7 million businesswomen including 75 business organizations. WIPP identifies important trends and opportunities and provides a collaborative model for the public and private sectors to increase the economic power of women-owned businesses. Give Me 5%, named after the 5% federal contracting goal for women-owned businesses, was created to educate women business owners on how to apply for and secure federal procurement opportunities. GiveMe5 is working to improve the WOSB Procurement Program to increase access to contracts for women entrepreneurs.

Jennifer M. Horn is a Partner at Cohen Seglias and a member of the Construction Group. She concentrates her practice in the areas of construction litigation and real estate.

Maria L. Panichelli is an Associate in the firm’s Federal Contracting Practice Group. Her practice includes a wide variety of federal contracting and construction matters, as well as all aspects of small business procurement.