Administrative Law

From business licensing to D.C. Health Code 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 these matters.


  • 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
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission cases
  • National Labor Relations Board Matters
  • Medical Marijuana
  • Certificates of Need
  • Office of the Inspector General Compliance and Response
  • Representation Before D.C. Administrative Offices and Departments
  • 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