At Barker | Cook, our Tampa firm helps businesses and individuals in Florida and around the country navigate the complex system that is administrative law. Our business law attorneys assist clients with business licensing issues, ethics compliance, inspections and filings, and represent clients at administrative hearings.
Which Federal Agency Or Agencies Are You Dealing With?
Due to the growth of technology and industry, Congress delegated much of its decision-making authority to federal administrative agencies.
Numerous federal agencies oversee the administration of various sectors of industry. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) are examples of agencies created by the federal government to regulate their respective industries.
Because so much of America's industry is regulated by administrative agencies, businesses and individuals can expect to have some interaction with an administrative agency.
At Barker | Cook, we assist clients during every stage of their interaction with administrative agencies, including business licensing and compliance inspections, and provide intelligent, effective representation during administrative law hearings.
Helping You Navigate The Murky Waters Of Administrative Law
Administrative law is an incredibly dense and complicated area of law that requires special knowledge and skills. Because each administrative agency has its own set of rules and regulations, it is important to hire an attorney who is familiar with the nuances of administrative law.
When violations occur or disputes arise, it may be necessary to have an administrative hearing to resolve the issue. Administrative hearings are similar to other forms of litigation, but there are key differences. An administrative law judge (ALJ) will oversee the hearing, expert witnesses will testify and cross-examination will take place.
To practice administrative law effectively, a lawyer must possess not only excellent litigation skills, but also a keen understanding of the unique rules and regulations applicable to the agency at issue.
At Barker | Cook, our attorneys help clients navigate the bureaucracies of administrative agencies. Our attorneys have an innate understanding of the nuances of administrative law and know how to resolve clients' administrative disputes in an efficient and effective manner.
For help with a federal administrative action such as licensing, compliance issues, legal counsel during an inspection or representation at an administrative hearing, contact the Tampa law offices of Barker | Cook at 813-489-1001.