Size & Affiliation Issues: Is Your Small Business Actually Small?

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Size & Affiliation Issues for Government Contractors

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There’s incredible value at being a small business—from participating in socio-economic programs to being eligible for small business set-asides, it’s important to know whether your small business actually is small.

In this discussion, government contracts attorney Matthew Schoonover will teach participants how the SBA calculates a business’s size for purposes of federal contracting. Importantly, Matthew will also discuss affiliation: what it is, how it might turn your small business into a large business, and how to avoid affiliation.

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Matthew is the managing partner of Koprince Law LLC, a boutique law firm that counsels clients about the unique legal issues they experience working with the federal government. In addition to advising clients about regulatory and socio-economic compliance issues, Matt prepares effective and compliant teaming agreements, subcontracts, mentor/protégé agreements, joint venture agreements, and other key documents. A significant portion of Matt’s practice, moreover, involves representing contractors in bid protests, size and socio-economic category protests and appeals, and in claims and appeals matters under the Contract Disputes Act.

Matt has presented on government contracting legal issues to a variety of audiences, including at several small business and veterans’ contracting seminars. He has also been quoted in articles appearing in,, Westlaw Journal, and Contract Management magazine. You can also read Matt’s government contracting posts on, including his 5 Things You Should Know series. No matter the issue, Matt enjoys learning about prospective clients’ industries and businesses.

You can follow Matt on Twitter @mtschoonover or email him at

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