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VetBiz Program

In order to participate in the Veterans First Contracting Program, a business must be verified as a service-disabled veteran-owned small business (“SDVOSB”) or veteran-owned small-business (“VOSB”) through the Department of Veterans Affairs’ VetBiz Vendor Information Pages (“VIP”) Verification Program (the “VA VetBiz Verification Program”).

My Services 

As an attorney who understands the VA VetBiz Verification Program, I can help you with the verification process. Learn more about my services in assisting with preparing an application to the VA VetBiz Verification Program here. Information about my services in assisting with submitting a request for reconsideration or participating in the VetBiz predetermination or pre-deicison process is available here.

Read further about the VA VetBiz Verification Program by accessing my VA VetBiz Verification Program FAQ Page. This page addresses commonly-addressed questions about the VetBiz process (many of which are hard to find on the CVE’s VetBiz website). Also, access my comprehensive guidebook on VetBiz (including information about the process, common denial reasons, re-verification, and practical tips) here.

Client Testimonials

“We hired Sarah in April to assist with our VetBiz application and were verified by August. Previously, we had tried for almost a year to be verified, and found that without competent legal representation that understood the VetBiz process within the VA, it would be difficult if not impossible to complete the process. When Sarah took over the process, she identified the issues with our application that lead to the CVE denying our application previously and showed us exactly how we needed to address them. She also rewrote our operating agreement in understandable English, and communicated with CVE on our behalf clearly and concisely. It was great having a lawyer who didn’t speak legalese, and the end result of a great working relationship was a verification approval letter.”
-Jeffrey Johnson and Travis Gonzales of Initio Partners, LLC  (a verified VOSB)
“I feel that Sarah treated us more than just a client. She focused on the particular situation that prevented us from getting our CVE certification, took the time to understand our story, and was knowledgeable enough to navigate the complex world of federal certifications. To be honest, I do not think it would have been possible for us to achieve our CVE certification without her guidance and hard work. In fact, we were so impressed with her, we decided we needed her even more as we set the foundation and expansion of our business.”
-Abraham and Varughese Thomas of AmeriVet, LLC (a verified SDVOSB)

Mission Statement

My mission is to provide accessible, high-quality legal services to small business owners and to veterans. I will strive to clearly communicate, understand objectives, and formulate and execute effective legal solutions.


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