Government Administrative Proceedings

Business Law

Government administrative agencies play a sometimes major role in business and in individual lives. Retail grocery stores, for instance, have to follow federal and state rules regarding the proper use of WIC (Women, Infants and Children) and SNAP (Food Stamps) benefits, or, if such rules are broken, can be prohibited from accepting such benefits. Restaurants that have liquor licenses have to follow strict rules, and if they do not, could end up losing those very lucrative licenses. Individuals with state professional licenses, ranging over all sorts of occupations from speech therapists to realtors to manicurists, can have those licenses threatened if a regulating agency believes the individual has broken its rules. Such prohibitions or threats, however, have to be decided only after a hearing before an administrative agency. Oswald & Mitchell has experience successfully defending businesses and individuals before such administrative agencies.