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VetBiz Program

In order to participate in the Veterans First Contracting Program (where a firm may compete for set-aside opportunities as a veteran or service-disabled veteran-owned small business), a business must be “verified” through the Department of Veterans Affairs’ VetBiz Vendor Information Pages (“VIP”) Verification Program (the “VA VetBiz Verification Program”). This process includes a thorough examination of the business’s legal structure and operation in order to determine whether it is truly “owned” and “controlled” by a veteran under the meaning of the SBA’s regulations (which now apply to all federal agencies, including the VA).

My Services 

As an attorney who understands the VA VetBiz Verification Program, I can help you with the verification process, which can be tedious and confusing. I can assist with the following processes:

  • Initial VetBiz Verification Process
  • VetBiz Reverification Process
  • Responding to a Post-Review Findings Notice
  • Responding to a Notice of Proposed Cancellation
  • Defending a VetBiz Status Protest
  • SBA OHA Appeals of VetBiz Verification Actions



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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