My specialty in aviation law derives from my previous professional piloting career.... more
My specialty in aviation law derives from my previous professional piloting career. I hold ATP, CFIAISME Glider, FE and A P ratings and have been a pilot for 40 years. I am still active racing gliders cross country and teaching aerobatics. A natural adjunct to this became business law and federal agency law. I am also a staunch supporter of ADR.
Federal and state government agencies are required to follow certain procedures in order for their actions to be constitutional. For the federal government, these procedures are generally outlined by the Federal Administrative Procedure Act (FAPA). Each state government has its own set of administrative procedures as well, some of which are modeled after FAPA. An administrative law attorney specializes in administrative procedures at the federal and/or state level. Some examples of administrative agencies include the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). If, for example, the FDA passes new rules that affect your business, you may benefit from the services of an administrative law lawyer to better understand whether the FDA followed the correct procedure in passing these rules and whether you should contest them.