Government / Administrative Law
Comprehensive and successful business law representation requires knowledge of, and familiarity with, each industry’s applicable laws and regulations. Our clients rely on Fetherston Edmonds, LLP to help them negotiate confusing legislative procedures, along with the rulemaking processes, that impact their work. At Fetherston Edmonds, LLP our approach to government and administrative law is to offer a spectrum of counsel on local, state and federal jurisdictions.
Some businesses come into contact with government administration only infrequently, such as when applying for a business license, seeking a variance from zoning restrictions, modifying a building, or developing real property. Professionals may face administrative hearings, or have licensing disputes. These are critical moments in the life of a business, or a business professional. Knowledgeable advice from, and representation by, an experienced attorney can make all the difference.
Other businesses interact with governmental agencies on a regular basis. They may operate in a heavily regulated industry where the laws and rules are constantly changing. For these clients, we monitor the legislative process so that we are always on top of new laws and amendments as they are enacted. We stay up-to-date on rules and regulations, both proposed and enacted, and we let you know how they affect you. More than that, we engage in effective government advocacy to help our clients play an influential role in the lawmaking and rulemaking process.
Public Laws, Public Agencies
Our work in the area of government administration also includes representing public agencies. For instance, our firm serves as general counsel for the Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency, and for the Salem Area Mass Transit District. This experience provides us with a unique perspective when helping business clients through bureaucratic or administrative processes. Moreover, our comprehensive representation of business clients brings us into contact with local, state and federal agencies in areas as diverse as environmental law and employment law. For instance, a client’s property may become as CERCLA/Superfund cleanup site, or their building emissions and effluents may be inspected and regulated under the Clean Air or Clean Water Act. We may be called upon to defend an employer before the Department of Labor, or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) involving a wage and hour or discrimination claim.
From preparing applications….to appearing before boards and commissions….to litigation in administrative hearings or district court appeals…..we provide effective advice and representation for your government and administrative legal needs.