Legal Services for your Administrative Law Needs

New York State is one of the highest regulated markets in the United States. There are codes, rules, and regulations for everything imaginable. You may be required to obtain licenses or other authorizations from the State before a proposed activity can be conducted. New York agencies also have disciplinary or enforcement capabilities which they utilize through an administrative hearing process. The lawyers of Monaco Cooper Lamme & Carr, PLLC represent clients in administrative matters before city, county, state, and federal government agencies and administrative tribunals.

Accomplished Administrative Law Attorneys

At Monaco Cooper Lamme & Carr, our attorneys make it their business to know you and your business – from the intricacies of your company to industry-specific standards and regulations, to the uniqueness of each product, to the demographics of your consumers.

We take an interdisciplinary approach to our work, coordinating the most experienced and capable team of attorneys to address each client’s distinct needs. As administrative laws and regulations impact the spectrum of business, it is vital to retain a law firm such as ours with a bench of experience across sectors of industry and the resources necessary to mount successful representation.

Our clients include individuals, business owners, developers, retailers and hospitality, trucking and transportation companies, bars and restaurants, and licensed professionals such as physicians, nurses, and pharmacists. 

Article 78 Attorneys

The attorneys of Monaco Cooper Lamme & Carr have significant experience representing clients in matters pending before New York State, federal and local departments, agencies and other regulatory authorities, and often assist clients in navigating New York State’s regulatory system. 

Administrative agencies, whether federal, state, or local, make decisions that can dramatically affect rights and responsibilities as an individual or business. We help to prevent and resolve these issues through Article 78 proceedings which appeal the decision to the New York State courts. 

Our attorneys are often retained to provide counsel in matters of municipal zoning and planning, including comprehensive plan processes, SEQRA counsel on large-scale development, and Article 78 representation of land use decisions, as well as matters involving disciplinary employment hearings with your governmental employer.  

We are trained and skilled in administrative processes and litigation before administrative agencies and the courts. We also focus on preventive risk management and planning strategies when handling administrative matters. This approach allows our clients to lessen potential adverse administrative actions from the outset.

If you disagree with a decision you have received, you can appeal that decision to the New York State courts by filing an Article 78 Proceeding. These proceedings can be complex and deadline driven, so retaining and attorney is often best. Our attorneys have successfully litigated many Article 78 appeals, from municipal and zoning board decisions to wrongful discharges from government jobs.

If you believe you have been wronged by a government agency, contact us immediately. We can help you evaluate whether you have any grounds for an appeal of the agency decision that adversely affected you and make sure that your appeal is pursued as aggressively and effectively as possible. Keep in mind that Article 78 proceedings can be difficult cases to win because of the legal requirements that the appellate courts have imposed on overturning administrative decisions. Our attorneys will review your prior administrative decision, tell you if you have a case for appeal, or advise you otherwise. We will waste your time or money if we do not believe that you have a meritorious case for appeal.

Regulatory Investigations and Compliance

When a governmental agency believes you have been non-compliant with a regulatory law, they will act aggressively and methodically. Monaco Cooper Lamme & Carr provides our clients with the experience and knowledge necessary to efficiently traverse regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings. Our practiced attorneys negotiate with compliance agencies and defend against government investigation, including those brought by Occupational Safety & Health Food (OSHA), the Food and Drug Administration, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, the United States Department of Justice, Department of Consumer Affairs, and New York State Office of the Attorney General.

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