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Regulated Industries & Professional Licenses

About This Practice Area

We understand that not all industries and professions are governed by the same rules.  Our lawyers have a long history of helping companies and persons in highly regulated environments ranging from political candidates to healthcare professionals to corporations permitted and licensed by federal and state entities.  We regularly advise clients on compliance with new laws and regulations, and we proactively work with regulators and government affairs professionals on behalf of our clients, and if necessary, we assist clients in court and before administrative bodies in disputes over laws and regulations that govern particular industries and individuals.  Specific areas of expertise include healthcare regulation, gaming, professional licensing boards, alcoholic beverages, and land use.

Representative Cases

Federal Election Commission: We represent the campaign committees of a United States Senator on matters involving compliance with federal election laws.

Georgia Lottery Corporation: We represent owners of coin operated amusement machines in disputes and compliance matters with the Georgia Lottery Corporation.  In one lawsuit, we successfully argued that the Georgia General Assembly did not invalidate thousands of owners’ contracts with legislation passed in 2013.

Department of Community Health: We represent healthcare providers in matters involving Georgia's Certificate of Needs law, as well as other regulatory matters before the Department. We have successfully defended and challenged Certificates of Need and regulations that govern their award.

Department of Revenue: We have assisted alcoholic beverage retailers with matters before the Department of Revenue, including obtaining relief when state regulators sought to revoke licenses.

Georgia Board of Nursing: Assisted numerous Excelsior School of Nursing graduates obtain licenses from the Georgia Board of Professional Registered Nurses.

Georgia Composite Medical Board: Successfully represented physicians investigated by the Medical Board.

Georgia Board of Pharmacy: Successfully represented pharmacists with licensure investigations by the Pharmacy Board.

Georgia Department of Banking and Finance: Represented mortgage loan officers subject to cease and desist orders by the Department.

Georgia Board of Dentistry: Represented dentists subject to investigations by the Board of Dentistry.

"Having your professional license challenged by a state regulatory agency is a terrifying experience.  When the State Board sought to sanction my license, I called on the attorneys at Robbins Firm.  They guided me through the process with wise and successful counsel.  The attorneys truly understand the issues faced by healthcare professionals, and due to their creative and focused work, my license remains intact."

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