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Professionals often spend years obtaining the necessary education and credentials to earn professional licensing and/or certification. If a license or certification is in jeopardy, the career, livelihood and professional reputation of the licensee may be at risk. It is important to work with an experienced lawyer to protect your future. Jimerson Birr’s administrative law and licensing lawyers have intimate knowledge of state licensure boards and rulemaking authorities. When facing a government agency, you need lawyers who understand what is at stake and can either work with government or challenge it. We take this role seriously because what is often at stake is our client’s business and livelihood. 

Jimerson Birr attorneys who perform administrative law and licensing services will collaborate with other attorneys in the firm to address the procedural and substantive issues of your case. Whether your administrative law and licensing case involves one area of law or many, an administrative lawyer is an important member of the team who clarifies issues, assesses regulatory concerns and weighs legal risks. In the end, experience and analytical thinking lead to smart decisions that can protect your business and improve it. Our team aims to add value in assisting clients obtain licensure, maintain licensure, and mitigate suspensions, revocations or discipline that restricts licensure. 

Administrative law cases have their own set of rules and require a thorough understanding of the laws and regulations that govern these types of cases. Because the potential consequences of licensing cases are so high—including losing the ability to work in your chosen profession—a capable attorney is required to help you through the process. Our firm can quickly mobilize and defend the right to work for aspiring and current license holders. Jimerson Birr works with various state, county and city licensing agencies on behalf of putative or current licensees in the following industries or trades: 

  • Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco
  • Architecture & Interior Design
  • Asbestos Contractors & Consultants
  • Athlete Agents
  • Attorneys
  • Auctioneers
  • Automobile Dealers
  • Bail Bond Agents
  • Banking
  • Barbers
  • Boxing, Kick Boxing & Mixed Martial Arts
  • Building Code Administrators & Inspectors
  • Cemeteries
  • Certified Public Accounting
  • Child Care
  • Collection Agencies
  • Community Association Managers & Firms
  • Condominiums & Cooperatives
  • Consumer Finance Companies
  • Construction Industry
  • Cosmetology
  • Dentistry
  • Doctors
  • Drugs, Devices & Cosmetics
  • Electrical Contractors
  • Elevator Safety
  • Emergency Medical Professionals
  • Employee Leasing Companies
  • Engineers
  • Environmental Health Professions
  • Farm Labor
  • Funeral Directors and Embalmers
  • Geologists
  • Harbor Pilots
  • Health Care Facilities
  • Health Care Professionals
  • Home Inspectors
  • Hotels and Restaurants
  • Insurance Agencies & Agents
  • Insurance Adjustors
  • Labor Organizations
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Mental Health
  • Mobile Homes
  • Mortgages Lenders & Brokers
  • Mold-Related Services
  • Notary Services
  • Nurses
  • Pari-Mutuel Wagering
  • Pest Control
  • Physical Therapists
  • Private Investigation
  • Professional Engineers
  • Real Estate Industry
  • Real Estate Agents & Brokers 
  • Real Estate Appraisers
  • Securities
  • Talent Agencies
  • Tanning Facilities
  • Teachers
  • Timeshare
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Yacht & Ships

We believe our experience and the high satisfaction of our licensee clients makes us well-suited to service your licensing and administrative law needs. In the State of Florida, among many other regulatory authorities, our lawyers can appear before The Department of Health, The Florida Bar, The Department of Business & Professional Regulation, The Office of Financial Regulation, The Department of Financial Services, The Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, and The Agency for Health Care Administration to assist licensees in their professional plight. We provide a complete range of administrative law and licensing legal services, regularly offering counsel in areas such as: 

  • License applications
  • License and permit denials
  • License revocations or suspensions
  • Administrative complaints and hearings
  • Appellate review of administrative action
  • Licensing variances and declaratory statement requests
  • License transfers upon sale of a business
  • Additional entity qualifying and other licensing approvals
  • Professional discipline hearings, formal and informal
  • Rulemaking hearings, including petitions, challenges & waivers

To us, our clients’ licenses represent a lifetime of dreaming, hope and hard work. Our lawyers are prepared to zealously advocate to help our clients obtain, further and preserve those licenses and the privileges associated with them. In hiring our firm to help with administrative law and licenses, you will get lawyers who fight to protect your license, your livelihood and your professional reputation. 

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Charles B. Jimerson
Charles B. Jimerson
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James O. Birr, III
James O. Birr, III
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Austin B. Calhoun
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