Regulatory Enforcement Attorney Arizona
Many types of businesses must comply with standards of practice created by state, county or local statutes, regulations, ordinances or codes. Examples include hospitals, medical, dental or other medical treatment facilities, restaurants, animal shelters, construction sites and businesses involved in the sale or handling of food items like grocery and convenience stores, each of which faces public safety regulations enforced through regular inspections. Whether the regulation involves the production processes you use, the advertising or packaging of your products, or how your business deals with any waste, government regulation can impact every step in your business processes. Just a few examples include zoning, signage, parking, noise and pollution regulations. Thus, you or your business may be subject to oversight and regulation by federal, state, county or city health and safety, tax, building, fire, water, zoning or environmental regulators – and sometimes by overlapping sets of regulators acting at the federal, state, county and local levels.
With such regulation comes enforcement. You or your business may be under investigation for violating the requirements of your licenses, your permits, or other regulatory requirements such as a Maricopa County environmental regulation, a City of Phoenix zoning ordinance, or a county noise or pollution regulation and need an experienced administrative law attorney in Arizona to explain the relevant law, the administrative processes involved, and to assert your rights with regulatory officials. You may face an administrative hearing, perhaps involving the imposition of serious penalties or sanctions. You may even face the loss or suspension of a license that is the lifeblood of your business. All of these situations require an experienced Arizona attorney to defend you in an administrative hearing or, perhaps, in related court proceedings. Our attorneys have the experience needed to effectively evaluate your situation, advise you clearly on the options available to you, and effectively act as your advocate before the regulators.
We are also adept at representing government regulators who regularly face the threat that exercising their governmental duties will result in claims of improper or illegal interference with a citizen’s livelihood or property rights. Such officials require careful planning of regulatory functions to avoid overstepping legal boundaries and effective advocacy once their regulatory decisions are challenged. We have a wealth of experience advising government officials, and can quickly assess risks in a given situation, then help structure the most direct and effective solution alternatives available to help guide government clients.
Whether you are facing the burden and anxiety that comes with being the target of a regulatory enforcement matter, or working had to meet all legal requirements for invoking your governmental power in regulating a class of people or businesses, our Phoenix regulatory enforcement attorneys can help you.