Keith M. Wiener - Holland & Knight, LLP

Keith M. Wiener

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010
Phone: 404-817-8515

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 nondiscrimination provisions.

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 intergovernmental affairs.

Syracuse UniversityBA Emory University School of LawJ.D.
International Municipal Lawyers' Association American Bar AssociationAtlanta Bar AssociationGeorgia Municipal Association Association of County Commissioners of Georgia

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Office Location

1180 West Peachtree Street, Suite 1800 NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
United States

Practice Areas

Municipal Law