Administrative Law

Administrative law is the branch of law that focuses on the creation, operation, and procedures surrounding administrative agencies. From business licensing to medical compliance, from brand new tech companies to outdoor café seating, we can help you understand and navigate the local regulations that your business must follow. We can then fully advocate on your behalf before District boards, commissions, and agencies.

An important part of our administrative law practice involves responding to “Notice of Infraction,” and “Notice of Violation” letters on behalf of our clients. As a small business owner, you may receive a mailed letter from the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) or the Court of Appeals, advising you of a case related to a District government agency.


We can represent you in administrative law matters including:

  • Matters before the District’s Office of Administrative Hearings
  • Business Licensing, Permits, Stop Work Orders, Certificates of Occupancy
  • Liquor Licensing
  • D.C. Health Code
  • Hack Inspector Cases
  • Medical Marijuana
  • Certificates of Need
  • Office of the Inspector General Compliance and Response
  • D.C. Office of Human Rights cases
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Retailers
  • Food Stamp Trafficking
  • Notice of Violation or Notice of Infraction
  • Daycare Facility Cases
  • Stop Work Orders
  • Agency Decision Appeals under the Administrative Procedures Act, including: DPW, DOES, DDOT, DCRA, DOH, OHR, OSSE

Why Choose Us?

Honest, Experienced Lawyers

Our attorneys are thought leaders in their areas of expertise. We are honest and meticulous, and we will work to make DC work for you.

Expertise and Experience

Our team members have worked in the highest levels of District Government, and founded the District’s Employer Advocacy Program. We know DC, and we can help you.

Personal Attention

Our niche firm is the perfect size for your business needs. Our attorneys give each client’s matter their personal attention to arrive at the best solution possible.

Contact Us About Your Legal Matter

Goldblatt Martin Pozen LLP is built to provide reasoned solutions to our clients’ District of Columbia business law and local government challenges. We have the knowledge, experience, and networks to guide your business through your local legal challenges. We are D.C. residents and business-owners, and we are ready to help you.

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