Matthew Schoonover

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Matthew Schoonover is the managing member of Schoonover & Moriarty, focusing his practice on counseling clients how to achieve success in the federal marketplace. A small business owner himself, Matt tries his best to understand his clients’ business and objectives so that he can provide timely, efficient, and practical legal advice.  

 

Matt works with clients on all aspects of their work with the federal government. He counsels on contract and regulatory compliance issues and eligibility for SBA’s small business contracting programs. He also helps clients with SBA’s mentor/protégé and joint venture programs, and helps prepare teaming agreements and subcontracts that meet various federal requirements.  

 

In addition, Matt represents clients in litigation-related matters, like bid protests at the Government Accountability Office or Court of Federal Claims. Matt also represents contractors through SBA’s size and socioeconomic eligibility protests and appeals, and in performance disputes with federal agencies.  

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Matt is an experienced speaker, having traveled the country (and cyberspace) to present on topics critical to small businesses. Along with his colleagues, Matt also writes about small business federal contracting issues on GovConBrief.com. Matt also is a board member of the National HUBZone Council, where he works to advocate on behalf of HUBZone companies. 

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​Prior to founding Schoonover & Moriarty, Matt worked as a commercial litigator in Phoenix, Arizona and Kansas City, Missouri. Then as Managing Partner at Koprince Law LLC, representing government contractors.  

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When he’s not in the office, Matt (and his wife) are trying to keep up with their two children (Oliver and Penny) and dog (Poppy). He also tries to be involved in the community, volunteering at his kids’ school and at church.  

 

Education  

  

  • J.D., The University of Kansas School of Law  

  • B.G.S., The University of Kansas  

  

Representative (but not exhaustive) Presentations:  

  

  • Regulatory Updates Affecting Government Contractors  

    • Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers, Fall and Spring Conferences  ​

    • National HUBZone Council, National Conference  

    • Wyoming PTAC GRO- 

  • Increasing Competitiveness: Mentor/Protégé, Joint Ventures, and Teaming  

    • The Catalyst Center For Business & Entrepreneurship,​

  • Avoiding Affiliation: Protecting Your Small Business Eligibility  

    • Society of American Military Engineers,​

    • Govology

  • Past Performance: Leveraging Success to Win Awards

    • South Mississippi PTAC 

    • Utah PTAC Symposium

  • ​Debriefings and Bid Protests  ​

    • Iowa State University CIRAS (PTAC)  

  • NAICS Codes: Six Impactful Digits for Federal Contractors 

    • Govology ​

    • U.S. Dep’t of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency 

    • Hawai’i PTAC 

  • Rolling with the Changes: Changes and Disputes under Federal Contracts 

    • Washington PTAC ​

  • Small Business Contracting  

    • PubK Annual Review (contributor) ​

  • ​5 Things You Should Know About Federal Government Contracting  

    • National Contract Management Association

    • Northwest Texas PTAC