TRADE LICENSING AND PERMITS
When forming and operating a business in any state or jurisdiction within the United States, it is very important to make sure you have the required required licenses and permits. The types of regulatory barriers your company will have to clear varies based on the type of business, the general business operations, and the legal requirements present where the business will be situated. The licenses or permits that your company must secure may be dependent on the type of business you intend to operate, but most exist for one or more of the following purposes:
- To identify your business
- Protect the health and safety of the public
- Prohibit uses that are incompatible with surrounding development
- Levy taxes and government fees
- Protect the surrounding area from hazardous pollution, noxious chemicals or other public nuisances
- Regulate your industry or number of businesses in your industry
- Protect children, the elderly, at-risk groups, favored groups or consumers
- Control political and international trade relationships
If your business fails to account for required regulatory hurdles, the company is risking significant fines and penalties. Depending on the particular regulatory compliance problem, your business’ legal right to operate can be placed in jeopardy. Bellatrix PC can perform due diligence for you.
What Types of Licenses Can our Attorneys Assist With?
Bellatrix PC can help ensure that your business has performed all aspects of its necessary due diligence and has achieved compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal rules and regulations. Our firm can handle engaging in the regulatory process by submitting the paperwork necessary to obtain all required professional and business licenses and/or permits. Should a local or state agency question your business’ regulatory compliance and also defend your business, should you be accused of a compliance violation. We are able to advise and represent businesses on the following classifications of licenses and permits:
- Local, county or state business licenses
- License for a home business
- Occupancy & use permits
- Sales tax permits
- Special business licenses
- Employee permits
- Professional licensing obligations
- Contractor licenses
- Building permits
- Liquor licenses
- Variances and Ordinances
The potential overlapping regulatory requirements including licensing and permit rules and regulations can be complicated and difficult to comprehend. Despite working hard to comply with applicable local, state, and federal laws, some businesses may unknowingly and unintentionally commit violations because they do not fully understand their rights and responsibilities.
Commercial Lawyers Can Act as your Business General Counsel
An experienced commercial lawyer from Bellatrix PC can handle all of your business’ day-to-day legal needs. By establishing an ongoing relationship with our firm, we can act as an outsourced general counsel for all of your company’s legal questions and regulatory concerns. Establishing a relationship with experienced counsel can ensure that when a legal question or lawsuit arises, your company will know where to turn for dependable legal advice. As your general counsel, Bellatrix PC can address legal and regulatory requirements your company must adhere to.
Let us Handle your Business’ Regulatory Concerns
Bellatrix PC will take the time to explain and educate your team on each type of permit or license that is required for your business to form and operate. Working with our attorneys will provide you with the confidence needed to know that your business is in full compliance.
Contact Bellatrix PC or call us at (800) 889-8376 to schedule a confidential consultation.
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