Keith M. Wiener is the firmwide State and Local Government
Procurement and Government Representation Team Leader for Holland & Knight.
Mr. Wiener is also the Georgia Government Contracts and Procurement Team Leader.
He practices in the areas of government law, government contracts and
procurement, public transportation, public private partnerships (P3s) government
relations, affirmative action, Disparity Studies, MBE/WBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE/SBA/EBO
programs, civil rights, 49 CFR Part 26, 49 CFR Part 23, Federal DBE/ACDBE
Program, construction, administrative and regulatory law, land use and zoning,
public finance and public policy litigation.
He has more than 30 years of experience representing businesses that interact
with state, local and federal governmental entities, government relations,
public transportation projects, government contract negotiations and
transactions, construction law involving government construction projects,
public finance, local, state and federal small business,
MBE/WBE/DBE/ACDBE/SDB/SBA/SBE programs and compliance, U.S. DOT, FTA, FAA and
FHWA regulations, and commercial and government contract litigation.
Mr. Wiener advises businesses and governments on matters involving public
transportation, Disparity Studies, affirmative action, MBE/WBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE/SBA
programs, U.S. DOT, FTA, FAA and FHWA regulations, construction, project
management, government finance, contract compliance, public bidding, planning
and community development, purchasing, public works, land use and zoning, and
regulatory and administrative law. He engages in advice, investigations,
negotiations, claims analysis, dispute resolution, mediation, arbitration and
litigation concerning construction, contracting and purchasing activities, bid
preparation, bid disputes, bid protests, awards and RFPs.
Mr. Wiener represents businesses in connection with their governmental
procurement and contracting activities, including bid preparation, responses to
requests for proposals for government projects and contracts, bid disputes and
protests, contract negotiations and contract disputes.
Mr. Wiener’s government representation includes extensive experience
representing local and state governmental entities. His experience involves
providing advice and representation of departments and divisions that are
responsible for contracting and purchasing activities, construction and project
management, transit and transportation, public finance, public works, public
buildings, water and waste water treatment plants, community development, civil
rights, bid preparation and evaluation and contract compliance. He served for
more than 20 years as outside assistant and first assistant county attorney for
the largest county (pop. 1,000,000) in the metropolitan Atlanta area.
Mr. Wiener has extensive experience advising and representing businesses and
state and local governments, including municipalities, counties, departments of
transportation and transportation authorities, in the area of Disparity Studies,
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Small and Disadvantaged Business
(SDB) programs, Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (MBE/WBE)
programs, Race and Gender Neutral programs, Small Business Administration (SBA)
Regulations, compliance with local, state and federal laws, regulations and
ordinances regarding DBE, ACDBE, SDB, MBE/WBE, SBA programs, and litigation
relating to these programs.
Mr. Wiener’s representation includes advice, consultation, public meetings
and hearings, negotiation and litigation concerning the contracting and
purchasing activities of governmental entities. He has written and lectured at
seminars and before various local, state and national organizations concerning
the topics of: government law, government contract compliance, Federal DBE and
ACDBE Programs, Disparity Studies, civil rights, affirmative action, local and
state DBE/MBE/WBE programs, and open records and meetings law.
Mr. Wiener has engaged in the preparation of legislation, including providing
testimony, concerning contract compliance, public works and purchasing bidding
requirements, affirmative action and MBE/WBE/DBE participation programs, equal
business opportunity and small emerging business programs, race and gender
neutral business programs, equal employment opportunity provisions and
Mr. Wiener’s experience involves representation in various areas of
government law, including finance, contract compliance, environmental and
community development, building authority, project management, purchasing,
public works, administration, transportation, education, land use and zoning and