Chambliss attorneys proactively assist clients with programming to minimize the risk of adverse regulatory proceedings and investigations. When the need arises, we represent our clients in licensing, zoning, and other regulatory proceedings to accomplish the clients’ goals, and stand ready to vigorously defend our clients in administrative proceedings and investigations. Our goal is to navigate the regulatory landscape to achieve client objectives and to minimize costs and business disruption.
Chambliss attorneys regularly represent clients in local, state, and federal administrative proceedings. Whether a zoning case, a licensing application, a health care facility expansion application, or an environmental enforcement action, we help clients successfully navigate the administrative process.
We regularly represent clients before local planning commissions, local governing bodies, state licensing boards, state administrative agencies, state and federal utility regulators, state and federal environmental agencies, and other state and federal regulators. We have recently represented clients before agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA), local and regional planning agencies, city and county governmental bodies, the Tennessee Public Utility Commission, the Georgia Public Service Commission, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the Tennessee Board for Licensing Contractors, Tennessee Department of Health, Tennessee Board of Nursing, Office of the Inspector General, Tennessee Board of Medicine, and Georgia Department of Community Health.
We work with clients to anticipate and address regulatory issues, so they do not unduly constrain our clients' business. We also help develop cost-effective compliance programs. We identify permitting, licensing, and zoning needs and help develop economical approaches to compliance. We develop strategies for addressing compliance problems and work to minimize disruption and expense.