There are many types of businesses and professionals, both in Florida and outside Florida, that require a Florida license to conduct their business in compliance with Florida State licensing laws (e.g. realtors, physicians, contractors, etc.). Conducting a business or profession in Florida without the proper license could jeopardize your career or your business and subject you to investigations, fines, penalties, and even criminal prosecution. Contact the H. Richard Bisbee P.A. law firm should you require legal advice or representation in Florida regarding licensing issues that may affect your or your business.
If so, these are all matters we are prepared to handle for you. We will look over your application and communicate with the appropriate state or county licensing agency to get to the bottom of these complications. After we determine what went awry, we will work with you to rectify the issues standing in the way of your license.
An “administrative case” begins with a state agency’s Notice of Denial (of an application) or administrative complaint (to discipline a licensee). To challenge an agency’s action, you have 21 days to file a petition for an “informal” or “formal” hearing — otherwise, you lose that right. If the alleged facts are not in dispute, you are entitled to an “informal hearing” before an informal hearing officer is appointed by the agency. If facts are disputed, you are entitled to a “formal evidentiary hearing” conducted before an administrative law judge who issues a recommended order to the agency, which then enters a “final order.” Since its inception, H. Richard Bisbee, P.A., has represented numerous applicants and licensees in both informal and formal hearings and is ready to assist you should you require knowledgeable legal representation.