Shane is here to help small businesses in their quest to navigate the thicket of federal government contracting. In this endeavor, he draws on his years of experience with a boutique law firm specializing in bankruptcy and debtor-creditor rights. In that position, he managed legal problems in hundreds of bankruptcy cases including chapter 11 reorganizations and individual chapter 7 and chapter 13 cases, and advised clients ranging from individual consumers to small businesses on fundamental financial matters and how to run through the gauntlet of bankruptcy laws and procedures.
In addition, he has litigated numerous issues of state and federal law before federal bankruptcy courts, as well as matters on appeal. The issues he has litigated range from real property law to interpretation of loan documentation and divorce decrees. Based on this experience, Shane excels in handling settlement negotiations, as well as drafting both transactional and litigation documents, skills that come in handy in solving government contract issues.
While at the University of Kansas School of Law, Shane served on the Kansas Law Review as the Symposium Editor and was a member of the Moot Court Council. Shane also served as judicial intern for Judge Dale L. Somers of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Kansas while in law school.
Prior to law school, Shane served as a Peace Corps volunteer for two years in Jamaica and received an M.A. degree and undergraduate degrees from the University of Kansas. Shane is a fan of both Lawrence, Kansas, and the University of Kansas Jayhawks basketball team. He is such a fan of Lawrence that he came back from the sunny shores and Blue Mountains of the Caribbean to live in Lawrence. He usually spends his free time with his wife and two kids and can often be found strolling downtown Lawrence, playing soccer, or camping.
Shane can be contacted by telephone at (785) 200-8919 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Missouri (inactive)
- J.D., The University of Kansas School of Law
- M.A., The University of Kansas
- B.A., The University of Kansas
Professional Associations & Memberships
- Kansas Bar Association
- Missouri Bar Association
- “Wrong File Format? No Problem, Says GAO (At Least This Time).” SmallGovCon, 2017
- “Release of Claims Can’t Be Undone by Refusing Government Payment.” SmallGovCon, 2017
- “Bottom-Line Price, Not Line-Item Price, Is Key for Price Reasonableness.” SmallGovCon, 2017
- “What Property Can I Keep in an Individual Bankruptcy Case?” Johnson County BarLetter, 2013.
- “McCoy: The Simmering Feud over Late-Filed Income Tax Returns.” American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, 2013.
- “How Strong is The Strong-Arm? What Can a Bankruptcy Trustee Do After Avoiding a Lien?” Johnson County BarLetter, 2011.
- “Tenancy by the Entireties: Missouri’s Answer to Meager Exemptions (At Least if You’re Married).” Johnson County BarLetter, 2010.
- “Modification of a Chapter 13 Plan after Confirmation,” 2015, Johnson County BarLetter.
Recent YouTube Videos
“Bottom-Line Price, Not Line-Item Price, Is Key for Price Reasonableness.” YouTube, 2017
- Garnered a corrective action after protesting that an agency must refer matters regarding small-business contractor responsibility to the SBA for a certificate of competency.
- Successfully argued that an agency must maintain its follow-on or renewable procurements under set-aside programs under the “Once 8(a) Always 8(a) Rule”; the agency took corrective action.
- Analyzed latent ambiguities in solicitation language to argue at GAO that proposals submitted to alternate submission pathways cannot be rejected by an agency.
- Challenged an agency evaluation of a proposal under which the agency unreasonably relied on unstated evaluation criteria and the agency ignored the contractor’s good faith compliance with all agency discussion requests.
- Prepared SBA OHA Size Protests, including analysis of affiliation issues such as ostensible subcontractor affiliation under the “unusually reliant” and Dover Staffing tests.
- Drafted joint venture agreements to assist small business concerns with other small business, and with larger mentors, to pursue complex contracts.
- Reviewed ownership interest purchase agreements to address issues of potential affiliation between buyer and seller.
- Revised LLC operating agreements to ensure compliance with control, negative control unanimity requirements, and affiliation issues under SBA regulations.
- Reviewed reseller agreements to ensure compliance with applicable limitations on subcontracting and the Non-Manufacturer Rule.
- Prepared memoranda to advise clients in the following set-aside areas: SDVOSB, 8(a), HUBZone.