Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP is a law firm of 40 attorneys who have, since the firm’s founding, utilized their knowledge, experience, personal commitment and legal expertise to improve the individual and collective lives of our society. The firm is known in the legal community and by its clients for excellence, integrity, and commitment to achieving optimal outcomes for each of its clients.
The firm has five primary practice areas:
The firm’s attorneys literally “wrote the book” on Federal Grants, having over a period of more than 50 years advised federal grantees and written leading reference materials, including the Federal Grants Management Handbook. The firm has also successfully litigated numerous landmark cases in the Federal courts involving a wide variety of federal grants programs. Today, our attorneys proudly count as clients hundreds of organizations throughout the nation that receive federal funding to assist Americans with health, education, housing, and human service needs.
An outgrowth of its Federal Grants practice, the Health Law practice is national in scope, representing locally-based organizations that provide essential health-related services to medically-underserved populations at community health centers, primary care clinics, behavioral health organizations, family planning organizations, and AIDS service organizations. With an eye towards the future, the firm’s attorneys guide clients in pursuing innovative collaborations, affiliations, and networks to improve care coordination, enhance the health of populations, and lower the overall costs of health care. At the same time, the firm’s attorneys also help clients implement new legal requirements, manage the broad array of legal exposures, and respond to increasing regulatory scrutiny.
The firm’s Family Law attorneys represents clients in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia who are divorcing or going through other family transitions and who seek exceptional representation at a time of crisis and transition. Believing that a focus on the future rather than the past positions clients best to successfully move forward with their lives following a divorce, the Family Law team emphasizes constructive processes such as negotiation, mediation and Collaborative Law, but also achieves outstanding results in the courts when more peaceful avenues aren’t possible. The Family Law team also assists clients who are planning to marry in negotiating and drafting Pre-Nuptial Agreements to protect and secure their futures. Handling all types of estate planning, the firm’s Trusts and Estates practice complements the Family Law team’s expertise.
The firm’s Litigation and Government Investigations practice consists of attorneys who served in various positions in federal agencies, including the DOJ, HHS, and JAG Corps, and now bring that experience to bear for clients facing government investigations or litigation. Our attorneys have worked on some of the most significant white collar matters that have arisen over the last 45 years, from the Watergate cover-up to multi-billion dollar complex litigation stemming from the financial crisis. We represent clients in all stages of their litigation or enforcement matters.
The firm’s Government Contracts practice is rooted in deep and diverse experience in federal programs. Leveraging our attorneys’ broad experience, we provide our clients efficient hands-on support throughout the full life-cycle of their federal contracts, including with respect to bid protests, requests for equitable adjustment (“REAs”) and claims, and, when necessary, administrative and judicial litigation. We further assist our clients with strategic and organizational matters, such indirect rate and cost allocation strategies and disputes, small business program planning and compliance, subcontracting, and ancillary compliance matters. We are committed to helping our clients operate effectively and efficiently within the complex rules inherent in the federal procurement system to achieve their desired business outcomes.
Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP is recognized as a Tier One “Best Law Firm” by Best Lawyers and many of its attorneys have been recognized as tops in their fields by Washingtonian magazine, by Super Lawyers and by Best Lawyers. The firm has offices in Washington, D.C., Bethesda, Maryland, and Arlington, Virginia.