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Antonio R. Franco 
Washington, District of Columbia
phone (202) 857-1000
fax (202) 857-0200

Antonio R. Franco is a partner with Piliero, Mazza & Pargament, PLLC.  Mr. Franco' s practice includes all aspects of federal government contracting including bid protests, contract claims and contract administration.  Mr. Franco has represented clients before the Court of Claims, General Accounting Office, Board of Contract Appeals, and state, local and federal district courts.



Mr. Franco' s primary focus is in areas relating to government contracts with an emphasis on women and minority-owned small business concerns.  In addition, Mr. Franco provides general corporate counseling and advises clients on business strategies and the effects of various state and federal legislative and regulatory proposals on their businesses.  Mr. Franco' s practice also encompasses transactional matters, such as the negotiation and preparation of joint venture agreements, subcontracts, shareholders agreements, asset purchase agreements and operating agreements.  Mr. Franco has also represented national and local clients on matters concerning labor and employment laws.

Mr. Franco graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1986. He received his B.A., cum laude, from Tulane University and studied at the University of Madrid, Spain, as part of Tulane University' s Junior Year Abroad Honors Program.  He is a member of the Bars of the State of Florida , the District of Columbia and the State of Maryland .

Mr. Franco is fluent in Spanish.  He has served on the Board of Directors of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Montgomery County, the Hispanic Business Foundation and the Community Ministry Micro-Enterprise, LLC.  He has also served as a Commissioner on the Montgomery County Human Rights Commission. 

Mr. Franco is a frequent speaker on various aspects of federal contracting issues.  He is also a contributing author to the firm' s newsletters, the Legal Advisor and Tribal Advocate.

Areas of Practice:
Government Contracting
Corporate Law
Minority Business
Civil Litigation
Bar Admissions:
Florida, 1987
District of Columbia, 1988
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1987
U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1992
Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC , 1986
Juris Doctor

Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1983
Honors: CL

University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Honors: Junior Year Abroad Honors Program

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Montgomery County

Montgomery County Human Relations Commission, 2000 - 2001

Hispanic Business and Community Ministry Micro-Enterprises

Florida Bar Association

District of Columbia Bar Assocation

Maryland Bar Association

Birth Information:
November 21, 1960, Victoria de las Tunas, Cuba

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