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Matrimonial Law Firm of the Year in Virginia, US Grenadier, Starace, Duffett & Levi, P.C. Ilona E. Grenadier Founder Tel: +1 703-683-9000 In the ever-changing world of family law, the firm of Grenadier, Starace, Duffett & Levi, P.C. provides clients with knowledgeable, reliable, and effective attorneys to guide them through the often difficult process of divorce and other domestic relations matters. Ilona E. Grenadier, founder of the firm, has been practicing law since the late 1960s and is a skilled litigator and negotiator. Arlene Starace has over 30 years of experience in the field of domestic relations and has skilfully resolved many contentious cases, including achieving successful civil resolutions for clients wishing to resolve their cases outside of court through her training in collaborative divorce. Benton Duffett, III has practiced in the field for over 20 years and is a skilled litigator and negotiator in all areas of domestic relations. Lisa Levi has over 15 years of experience in domestic relations, and is recognised as an expert litigator. The firm’s junior partners also have more than 10 years of experience in the field of domestic relations and each is an experienced litigator and negotiator. The firm serves many jurisdictions throughout Virginia: the cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, and the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Stafford,

Spotsylvania, Loudoun, Prince William, and others. The firm offers the following processes: Divorce Planning One of the most important parts of divorce is the planning that takes place both initially and at each stage of the process. After clients meet with their attorney, they can expect to have a better understanding of Virginia law and the application of that law to their specific family circumstances. With the guidance of their attorney, they can expect to leave the firm’s office with a plan as to the grounds for divorce, custody and visitation, equitable distribution, and support. They will also know whether their attorney recommends that they retain one or more experts to evaluate and appraise various assets, and whether their case would benefit from having a custody evaluation by a forensic psychologist. Negotiation Negotiation is how many clients resolve their divorce and family issues. This process is a direct discussion and exchange of settlement proposals between counsel on behalf of their clients.

Mediation The firm maintains a strong network of retired judges and other mediators who are expertly trained to mediate divorce and other family law cases. Collaboration If the collaborative process is right for clients, the firm has two expertly trained collaborative lawyers in-house. Arbitration In arbitration, another attorney or former judge will decide the issues in clients’ cases in lieu of a sitting judge. Litigation The firm has years of experience in zealous representation of its clients in court. Practice Areas: Divorce; Separate Maintenance; Support Issues; Protective Orders; Custody & Related Matters; Paternity; Distribution of Property/Equitable Distribution; Marital Agreements; Prenuptial/Postnuptial Agreements; Retirement/Pension Division; Same-Sex Marriage/Divorce; International Divorce & Custody Issues; Business Valuation; Step Parent Adoption; Complex Family Issue; Name Changes.

Individual - Federal Procurement Lawyer of the Year in Washington DC, US Vedder Price P.C. Kevin P. Connelly Shareholder Tel: +1-202-312-3338 Vedder Price is a full service U.S. law firm with offices in Chicago, New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London and Singapore with an extensive Government Contracts and Global Transportation Finance Practice.

the preparation of Requests for Equitable Adjustments and in the prosecution of claims.

Mr. Connelly has spent the last 30 years assisting companies handle the myriad of issues that companies and individuals that contract with the United States Government face.

Mr. Connelly has extensive experience guiding non-U.S. companies through the U.S. Government contracts experience. He has substantial experience in compliance matters, internal investigations, mandatory disclosure and suspension and debarment matters. He also has extensive knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and frequently assists clients with termination issues, cure or show cause notices, Buy American/Trade Agreements Act issues and small business issues.

The majority of Mr. Connelly’s practice involves representing defense and civilian government contractors in dispute resolution with the United States, including bringing or defending against bid protests at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the United States Court of Federal Claims (COFC), defending companies and individuals against allegations of fraud or false claims, whether brought by the United States or a qui tam whistleblower, and in

Mr. Connelly has a long list of successful representations of clients in bid protests, false claims act/fraud matters, claims, and suspension/debarment issues. In 2016, he successfully represented Exelis Services at the Federal Circuit in Per Aarsleff v. United States, 829 F.3d 1303, in which the Federal Circuit determined that Exelis Services was entitled to award of a base maintenance contract at Thule AFB in Greenland.

Mr. Connelly is a shareholder at Vedder Price, where he chairs the firm’s Government Contracts Practice Group, which maintains long-established relationships with its clients built on trust.

Also in 2016, Mr. Connelly successfully represented MacAulay-Brown at the COFC in MacAulay-Brown, Inc. v. U.S., 125 Fed.Cl. 591 (COFC 2016), in a case where the COFC held that the Agency’s decision to cancel contract award as part of corrective action was unreasonable resulting in the reinstatement of the MacAulayBrown contract. Looking to 2017, Mr. Connelly identified “the current challenging time with the change in Administration, and the likely change in spending priorities,” as key issues for government contracts law that “will result in more bid protests, which we have extensive experience in.” He added that Vedder Price’s government contracts client base is today comprised of “generally mid-size to large government contractors, often defense contractors, but with a fair number of contractors that focus on civilian agency procurement, with a sprinkling of small businesses.”

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