Lee Stephens started his own firm in June 2012 to focus on helping Virginians to conserve their land and realize tax benefits. He represents land trusts as well as landowners.... more
Lee Stephens started his own firm in June 2012 to focus on helping Virginians to conserve their land and realize tax benefits. He represents land trusts as well as landowners. Litigation is a growing part of his practice as the more nuanced aspects of conservation donations are challenged. Lee was a shareholder with Spotts Fain and an associate with Williams Mullen. Real property law, tax... view profile
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.