Representation Before Governmental Agencies
Agencies are responsible for the investigation and enforcement of many federal and state laws. Often, agency action results in adverse consequences for businesses and individuals alike. The attorneys at Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell and Brown, P.C. are well-equipped to represent our clients before federal and state agencies and tribunals to challenge or seek redress of agency action. By enacting the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), Congress established a mechanism for government to oversee agency action. In similar fashion, Missouri also adopted its own APA for review of state agency actions. The APAs at both the federal and state levels establish uniform administrative law procedures for the agency’s promulgation of rules and adjudication of claims. The APAs also set forth the process for judicial review of agency action. In addition to employment law agencies at both the federal and state levels, our attorneys routinely represent clients before the:
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Internal Revenue Service
- Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration
- Missouri Department of Natural Resources
- Missouri Department of Revenue
Effective representation before governmental agencies is critically important to protect the legal record of the case, especially if further judicial action is necessary. Judicial review of agency action is very limited in certain cases, so legal counsel should be engaged to protect the interests of the persons or businesses targeted by agency action. Allow the attorneys at Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell and Brown, P.C. to provide the sound legal counsel you need through the entire process as you negotiate the federal and state laws and reulations enforced by agencies.