Administrative and Regulatory Law

We represent businesses and individuals in their dealings with local, State and Federal government agencies and boards. Whether you are pursuing a government contract or a legislative solution to a problem that affects your business, we have the "know-how" to navigate through the maze of bureaucratic rules, regulations and delays that often stand in the way of a successful private/public relationship. We have considerable experience representing public sector clients in our Local Government Division, which gives us an intimate level of knowledge of the inner workings of government, providing advantages to our business clients.

Businesses and individuals with government matters seek our legal and practical advise concerning government contracting, and obtaining legislative relief from burdensome regulations and licensing requirements. In addition, our clients seek us out to handle their most sensitive and important administrative proceedings. We have well-regarded skills in the prosecution and defense of administrative proceedings before the State of Florida's various regulatory and adjudicatory agencies and are well-versed in the intricacies of Florida's Administrative Procedures Act, from inception of a claim through appeal.

We have successfully represented clients in regulatory and evidentiary proceedings, including "Chapter 120" proceedings before the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings, the Florida Commission on Human Relations, the Public Employees Relations Commission, The Florida Bar, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, the Florida Real Estate Commission, the Unemployment Appeals Commission, the Florida Department of Transportation, various State Boards and Agencies and professional licensing boards, and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. These matters involve an exceedingly broad range of subject matters, including environmental, employment discrimination and retaliation, unfair labor practices, wage and hour compliance, comprehensive plan challenges, government contract disputes, grants and denials of developmental and environmental permits, rulemaking challenges, concurrency challenges, and accessibility compliance.

At the local level, we know who to talk to and how to successfully litigate in front of various county and municipal boards, including planning and zoning, code enforcement, unsafe structures, architectural review, and community enhancement boards. We also have obtained success for hundreds of clients with “bid protest” matters, and have successfully represented clients before various taxing authorities concerning mitigation and tax challenges.