We understand that getting business done sometimes means procuring and maintaining approval from a government agency, whether it is a license, certificate, or other approval.
We represent clients in all professions related to real estate, real estate development, and the environment with a broad range of professional and business licensing issues. We have assisted clients with obtaining an initial license, maintaining or amending an existing license, handling licensure disputes, defending against claims of practicing without a license, and structuring business entities to comply with licensure laws and rules.
We have worked with contractors, engineers, scientists, real estate agents and brokers, and other professionals, to solve problems. We have substantial experience representing clients before the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) and the Construction Industry Licensing Board (CLIB) related to construction and contracting licensing. We also have substantial experience with the Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC) on matters related to real estate brokers and real estate sales associates. Other agencies we have familiarity with include the Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE), the Florida Board of Professional Geologists (FBPG), the Florida Board of Professional Surveyors and Mappers (FBPSM), and the Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design (FBAIS).
Beyond professional licensing, we also represent clients in obtaining the business licenses they need to conduct their enterprises. We have experience assisting clients with health-care related licensure issues before the agencies such as the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) and the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD). We have experience obtaining alcohol and tobacco licenses from local and state regulators, including DBPR's Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (DABT) . We also have experience dealing with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) concerning federal firearms licenses.