Lynn Thompson has practiced extensively in the areas of government contracts (federal, state, and local), construction law, commercial litigation, and small business consulting for 22 years. Prime contractors, subcontractors, owners, and suppliers in all aspects of construction and contract-related matters retain her for her experience, know-how and business-minded approach. Lynn is a problem solver. She counsels clients in contract drafting and negotiation, business planning, disputes, claims and appeals, bid protests, litigation, arbitration, and mediation.
Lynn represents large and small businesses that do business with the federal and state governments. She has extensive experience in bid protests at the General Accountability Office and the Court of Federal Claims and in protests before the U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Hearings and Appeals. She also represents contractors in disputes, claims, and other aspects of contract administration. Her prior experience as an attorney-advisor with the United States Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C. provides a unique perspective for representing clients in the private sector.
Transactional work also features in Lynn's practice. She has assisted clients in the role of their business assets, business formation, and other project-related transactions such as teaming agreements, joint venture agreements and closings for public projects.
Lynn also focuses on special small business programs, including the HUBZone Program, 8(a) Program, Women-Owned Small Business Program, Mentor-Protégé Program, and the Veteran-Owned and Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Concern programs. She regularly consults with businesses that desire to participate in these programs and assists them with business planning, certification, contract drafting, compliance, and protests. She has a national base of clients, from all over the Southeast, West Coast, Hawaii, Kentucky, South Carolina, Texas and states in between.
As associate counsel for the Mississippi Association of General Contractors, Lynn assisted with development of Mississippi's Construction Lien Law that became effective in 2014. She has lectured extensively on this new litigation.
Lynn is a certified mediator on the Mississippi State Bar's List of Mediators.