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Administrative Law

How Our Fort Lauderdale Administrative Attorneys Can Help

Michael L. Feinstein, P.A., a Fort Lauderdale based law firm, represents clients before federal, state, and municipal administrative agencies and regulatory authorities. Our Fort Lauderdale administrative lawyers can help you navigate the details of your case by carefully analyzing each administrative law issue to form strategies that efficiently and effectively manage each matter.

The firm offers services to advance our clients’ interests in the rule-making process and to protect the rights of clients in the adjudicative or “quasi-judicial” process.

Our attorneys provide representation in the following administrative matters:

  • Application for Business and Professional Licenses and Permits
  • Professional Disciplinary Proceedings, including actions before:
  • Department of Business and Professional Regulation
  • State of Florida Public Employees Relations Commission
  • Local Realtor Boards
  • City and County Code Enforcement and Zoning Law
  • Litigation involving an Administrative Agency

Background About Administrative Law

Administrative law addresses the legal principles which govern the administration and regulation of federal and state agencies, including commissions and boards. This area of law covers a wide and varied area of practice and encompasses different types of legal procedures and regulations. The growth of the state and federal regulatory environment has many types of business and policy matters being handled by agencies rather than in the courts or by the legislative branch.

Federal, state, and local agencies are given their power by Congress, state legislatures, or city councils through statutory law where regulations are then promulgated. The agencies must draft and execute their regulations at the federal, state, county, and city levels. Each agency has its own specific rules and regulations with procedures that must be followed to obtain assistance from the agency as well as to file claims, grievances, and appeals.

To successfully challenge an adverse agency action or to advocate for or defense of a favorable agency decision, the attorney must understand the legal principles governing the specific agency conduct. The Administrative Procedure Act is the governing law for federal administrative agencies. The statute was enacted in 1946 and establishes the ways in which the administrative agencies of the federal government may propose and establish regulations.

Florida’s Administrative Procedures Act

States also have specific governing laws for their state administrative agencies which allows for the creation of the rules and regulations as well as the procedures for those who seek remedies from a particular agency’s decision. In Florida, the Administrative Procedures Act, as addressed in Chapter 120 of the Florida Statutes, outlines a comprehensive administrative process by which agencies exercise the authority granted by the Legislature while also offering opportunities for citizen involvement. Accordingly, the state agencies are subject to a uniform procedure in enacting rules and issuing orders while also allowing citizens to challenge an agency’s decision. The modern version of Florida’s Administrative Procedures Act was enacted in 1974 and has been amended almost every year since, but still maintains its basic components.

Before appealing an administrative law decision or determination to a non-administrative court, an individual should exhaust the options provided by the agency. It is necessary to review the specific requirements of a particular agency to determine what steps must be taken to address the legal issue. Please contact an experienced Fort Lauderdale administrative attorney at Michael L. Feinstein, P.A. to discuss your specific administrative law questions or to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your specific case.

Work With A Knowledgeable Lawyer In A Consultation

If you have an administrative law questions, you call 954-546-7862 to set up your first telephone conference with an attorney. You can also send us a message with our contact form. Our offices in Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and Miami help clients across South Florida.

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A Firm That Focuses On The Best Interests Of Clients

Michael Feinstein, our founding attorney, has more than 40 years of legal experience in South Florida and a record of exceptional results. He is AV Preeminent peer review-rated* through Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating. Mr. Feinstein also holds an excellent rating on Avvo, the highest possible score. He earned these distinctions by working closely with clients and providing them with excellent legal solutions.

Why HIRE Us?

Lawyers With A Long

History Of Legal Excellence

Deciding who to hire as your attorney is a deeply personal and often-difficult challenge for anyone facing a legal problem. The lawyers at Michael L. Feinstein, P.A., have successfully represented hundreds of clients over their decades-long careers. A few highlights include:

1 Representing clients
in well over 100 trial

2 Completing hundreds
of commercial and
personal real estate
3 Managing many

4 Guiding over 100
businesses from
incorporation to
financial success.
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You can call us at 954-767-9662 to discuss your case in a phone consultation. Potential clients can also email our firm about their legal matter. Our Fort Lauderdale office responds to all messages as soon as possible.

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