Administrative and Regulatory Practice
The attorneys at StephensonLaw have extensive experience in practice before Federal, State and local governmental agencies in regulatory, standard compliance, professional licensure, and certification matters. We advise individual and business clients on regulatory requirements and permits. Our attorneys are experienced in drafting, interpreting, and providing public comment on administrative rules. We appear at agency as well as contested case hearings. We represent professionals and business entities in all aspects of credentialing and state licensure matters. We advocate for citizens and businesses in a variety of regulatory, zoning, and land use matters as a result of eminent domain or other conversion of property by government entities. Because we are experienced in a wide range of regulatory matters and we know the agencies and administrators, Stephenson Law is particularly suited to successfully advocate for our clients and are skilled at negotiating favorable resolution of disputes.
Health Care Law
StephensonLaw is proud to have two attorneys who served as chief legal counsel in Divisions of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. We handle numerous healthcare issues for institutional clients and physicians before the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and the United States Department of Health and Human Services. These include Certificate of Need, Facility Licensure, Medicare/Medicaid Fraud and Abuse, and Medicare/Medicaid Certification. In addition, we have represented physicians before the North Carolina Board of Medicine on a variety of disciplinary matters as well as numerous allied health professions before their respective licensing boards. Our attorneys are active with the North Carolina Bar Association and North Carolina Medical Society through the Medical-Legal Liaison Committee, which works to foster collaboration between the medical and legal communities through providing updates and practice guidelines for access to medical and mental health records while outlining the confidentiality and access restrictions imposed through federal and state laws and rules.
Occupational, Safety and Health Administration
OSHA violations are serious matters that can result in establishing liability in civil suits as well as the imposition of large fines and significant increases in Workers’ Compensation premiums. Because of our vast experience working with state agencies and with the North Carolina Administrative Procedure Act, we have been successful in obtaining favorable results for many of our clients. The attorneys at StephensonLaw have significant experience representing businesses before the North Carolina Safety and Health Review Board and the North Carolina Department of Labor involving alleged workplace violations. We handle such alleged violations including trenching, scaffolding, lock-out/tag-out, as well as many other violations.
Professional and Occupational Liability
The attorneys at StephensonLaw have successfully represented individuals and businesses in obtaining professional and occupational licenses. We have appeared before the Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors, the Home Inspector Licensure Board, the Licensing Board of General Contractors, the State Medical Board, the Board of Nursing, the Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating and Fire Sprinkler Contractors, and the Real Estate Commission, as well as many others. Our attorneys understand that practice before professional boards is not about winning or losing, it is about helping our clients maintain and restore their good name.