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Administrative Law & Permitting

The explosive growth of state and federal regulations has been designed (at least in part) to both alleviate the ever-increasing burdens placed on our state and federal courts and generate a skilled bureaucracy with a concentrated knowledge of relevant laws, rules, and policies. These agencies typically have been delegated the requisite authority to control the outcome of matters with seemingly endless variety.

Administrative law is generally accompanied by an internal appeals process; judicial review is generally only permitted once specific criteria have been satisfied. As a result, it is increasingly important to hire counsel that is capable of successfully navigating the complexities of administrative law. At Demond & Hassan, our attorneys have represented both individuals and corporations at a wide variety of agencies, including the:
  • Texas State Comptroller
  • Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission [“TABC”]
  • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality [“TCEQ”]
  • Public Utilities Commission [“PUC”]
  • State Office of Administrative Hearings [“SOAH”]
  • Texas Health and Human Services Commission [“DHS”]
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection [“CBP”]
  • U.S. Department of Labor;
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture;
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement [“ICE”] (formerly U.S. Customs and Immigration Service [“USCIS”])
  • Office of the Texas Attorney General [“OAG”]
In doing so, we have also successfully liaised with city, county, and national authorities (when necessary) in order to acquire necessary licenses and certifications (e.g., 8-liners, water permits, restaurant inspections, etc.), limit or eliminate our clients’ potential liability, assist law enforcement, and negotiate the return of seized equipment and cash.

Representative cases include:

  • Assisting a salon client in defending licensing violation fines
  • Helping a new restaurant acquire necessary permits
  • Protecting 8-liner owners and food-stamp machine owners from liability
  • Acquiring a water permit regarding a purchased easement
  • Representing a landowner at a SOAH/PUC hearing
  • Extensive immigration matters

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