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Bob Cox counsels clients on environmental compliance and enforcement actions. He represents clients with respect to water, air, hazardous waste, and solid waste matters before the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Massachusetts Depart...
Practice areas & skills: Administrative Law, Land Use & Zoning, Environmental and Natural Resources, State, Local And Municipal Law
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.