The XLP Government Contracts team successfully guided a client through the process of Novating a Federal Government contract from a predecessor entity to a new entity. Federal Government contracts cannot be “sold” but they can be assigned to a new entity through the Novation process as part of an asset sale transaction. Clients express uneasiness about the U.S. Government’s discretionary framework for Novating a Government contract from one party to another. There are right ways and wrong was to approach novations. XLP Government Contract attorneys have been handling novations for decades.