Everett Gaskins Hancock regularly provides advice and assistance to help businesses and individuals navigate their way through the thickets of governmental rules and regulations — especially those imposed and enforced by North Carolina’s licensing boards and regulatory agencies. Because almost all of North Carolina’s many administrative agencies and licensing boards conduct their business in Raleigh, our firm’s attorneys have significant expertise in guiding individuals and businesses through administrative proceedings and licensure issues. Whether dealing with government contracts, consumer protection issues, or professional disciplinary proceedings, our lawyers can provide experience, sound advice and effective advocacy.
We are especially experienced in representing clients who face professional or occupational licensure or disciplinary issues. Ed Gaskins, Jason Tuttle, James Hash and Fiona Steer represent individuals and businesses before a large number of professional and occupational licensing bodies in North Carolina, including, but not limited to:
- Appraisal Board
- Board of Examiners for Engineers & Surveyors
- Board of Law Examiners
- Board of Nursing
- Certified Public Accountants Board
- Department of Motor Vehicles
- Licensing Board for General Contractors
- Locksmiths Licensing Board
- Pharmacy Board
- Real Estate Commission
- State Bar
- State Board of Education
As a result of the Firm’s expertise in issue advocacy, lobbying and litigation, we are able to provide our clients with a wide range of strategies for resolving administrative issues — including, when necessary, collateral challenges in state or federal court. EGH’s previous representations in these matters have resolved through settlement, evidentiary hearings before the Office of Administrative Hearings, litigation against licensing boards and regulatory agencies, and even changes to the governing law.