Regulated Industries

Alcoholic Beverage Regulation

The alcoholic beverage regulation practice area involves representing clients seeking alcoholic beverage licenses, transferring ownership of alcoholic beverages licenses, and defending against regulatory enforcement actions. We represent manufacturers, importers, distributors, and retailers of alcoholic beverages before Florida’s Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco to achieve these objectives. Specifically, we represent clients during formal administrative rule making proceedings and informal policy making proceedings.

Our attorneys are also knowledgeable of civil liability laws concerning alcoholic beverage services, generally known as dram shop laws. We have prepared legal memoranda and policy manuals for restaurant and bar operators to share with their management and staff.

Health Care

Often the health care practice area entails navigating Florida’s large and complicated regulatory system. We have the skills and specialized knowledge to assist our clients with the regulatory system including assistance with current health laws, proposed legislative changes, and industry trends. In doing so, we represent health care companies such as individual practitioners, pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors, hospitals, nursing homes, and trade associations before Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration, Department of Health, and the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Currently, we serve as General Counsel to one of Florida’s largest professional pharmacy associations.

Hospitality Industry

Operating within the hospital industry includes understanding an array of licensing and compliance laws.  As counsel for owners and operators in the restaurant, bar, nightclub, hotel, sporting club, and resort businesses, we regularly advises industry clients regarding alcoholic beverage, hotel, and restaurant licensing and compliance laws. Similarly, we have assisted clients with new businesses and acquisitions of established locations and have extensive experience working with state regulators including the Florida Department of Health and the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.