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Florida is a highly regulatory and regulated state, known for its willingness to depart from other states in its regulation and for unique procedural and substantive rules governing appeals from administrative law cases. These qualities make Florida-specific regulatory and litigation proficiency essential for entities doing any kind of regulated business in Florida, whether local or national, established or just starting out.

With an office in Tallahassee, our attorneys are located at the center of Florida’s legislative, executive, and governmental hubs, and routinely engage with federal, state, and regional agencies and local government offices throughout Florida. This location, strategically positioned at the crossroads of business and government, allows us to assist both businesses and government offices (local and state) through the complex legal and regulatory landscape as it pertains to operating in Florida. Convenient access to state agencies also aids in our ability to help create preventative and proactive measures and solutions through use of relationships within government offices.

In addition to Tallahassee, our statewide team of attorneys and professionals have diverse collective experience and full-service capabilities to assist in every segment of a project from start to finish. Our team is well-versed in all aspects of Florida administrative law, including regulatory compliance, licensure, administrative complaints and disciplinary proceedings, government contracts, procurement and bid protests, rulemaking and rule challenges, state and local taxation, election compliance and litigation, and non-profit and trade association formation, compliance and management. We believe in being on the frontline for our clients and frequently represent clients before federal, state, and local administrative agencies.

As government and administrative needs can be diverse and varied in scope, our attorneys regularly collaborate across various practices to ensure our clients’ objectives are continually and consistently met. A multi-disciplinary firm, we have experience in nearly every industry that is affected by Florida regulation including, but not limited to, healthcare, insurance, banking & finance, licensure (business, professional and facility), agriculture, transportation, state and local taxation, labor & employment, cannabis/hemp, and land use/environmental.

  • Administrative Law, Litigation & Appeals
  • Association Formation, Advising & Management
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Business Licenses
  • Cannabis Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Cybersecurity
  • Declaratory Statements
  • Election & Political Law
  • Employee Regulation
  • Ethics & Professional Responsibility
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) Analysis & Mapping
  • Government Affairs – Legislative & Executive/Cabinet & Agency
  • Government Contracts & Procurement
  • Government Investigations & Audits
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment
  • Land Development, Zoning & Environmental
  • Legislative
  • Licensure & Discipline
  • Life Sciences
  • Non-profit Compliance & Advising
  • Permitting
  • Public Officer & Employee Ethics
  • Regulatory Filings & Compliance
  • Rulemaking & Rule Challenges
  • Rule Monitoring, Hearings & Workshops
  • Sales & Use Tax Audits & Disputes
  • State & Local Taxation
  • Sunshine Law & Open Government Laws
  • Technology
  • Trade Association Formation, Advising & Management
  • Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Florida
    • Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA)
    • Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD)
    • Attorney General (AG)
    • Commission on Ethics (COE)
    • Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS)
    • Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) and its Licensing Boards
    • Department of Children & Families (DCF)
    • Department of Citrus
    • Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO)
    • Department of Education
    • Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
    • Department of Financial Services (DFS)
    • Department of Health (DOH) and its Licensing Boards
    • Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
    • Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)
    • Department of Management Services (DMS)
    • Department of Revenue (DOR)
    • Department of State (DOS)
    • Department of Transportation (FDOT)
    • Department of Veterans Affairs
    • Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH)
    • Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco
    • Division of Corporations (Sunbiz)
    • Division of Elections
    • Division of Emergency Management (DEM)
    • Division of Rehabilitation & Liquidation
    • Division of Retirement
    • Division of Workers Compensation
    • Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
    • Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing)
    • Florida Insurance Guarantee Association (FIGA)
    • Office of Financial Regulation (OFR)
    • Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) 
  • Local
    • Boards of Education
    • Local Governments & Boards
    • School Districts
    • Special Districts
    • Water Management Districts
  • Federal
    • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
    • Department of Justice (DOJ)
    • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
    • National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
    • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
    • U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) 

Events: Ready to Run: Launching Your Campaign
Florida Association of Women Lawyers (FAWL) Lobby Days |January 2020|Kelly A. O'Keefe, Bridget Smitha

In the Media: Florida Supreme Court weighs opening state’s closed primaries
Tampa Bay Times|December 2019

In the Media: Briefcase: Nov. 3
Tallahassee Democrat|November 2019

Publications: Burhans: Proposal lets all voters vote
Sarasota Herald-Tribune|October 2019|Glenn Burhans, Jr.

In the Media: Facing Facts
Sunrise: A Florida Politics Podcast|October 2019

In the Media: Ashley Moody closed to open primaries proposal
Florida Politics|October 2019

In the Media: Florida GOP balks at open primaries proposal
Florida Politics|October 2019

In the Media: Florida economists, open primary supporters clash over projected costs
Tallahassee Democrat|September 2019

In the Media: Sunburn — The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics
Florida Politics|August 2019

In the Media: Personnel note: Marco T. Paredes Jr. joins Stearns Weaver Miller
Florida Politics|August 2019

In the Media: Mystery money boosts campaign to limit Florida ballot measures
Tampa Bay Times|August 2019

In the Media: Ballot measure would temper both parties | Bill Cotterell
Pensacola News Journal|August 2019

In the Media: Another $704K backs primary election proposal
Florida Politics|August 2019

In the Media: Ballot measure would temper both parties
Tallahassee Democrat|August 2019

In the Media: Tryon: Open-primary initiatives reflect voting trends
Herald Tribune|July 2019

In the Media: 3 ballot proposals dominate signature gathering
FOX35|July 2019

In the Media: New restrictions begin for citizen initiatives
Politico|July 2019

In the Media: Ballot Initiative Pushes For Jungle Primaries In Florida
WFSU Public Media|July 2019

In the Media: Election, assault weapon proposals ready for court
News4Jax|June 2019

In the Media: Election, assault weapon proposals ready for court
Panama City News Herald|June 2019

In the Media: Another $2.25M raised in May for ‘All Voters Vote’ amendment
Florida Politics|June 2019

In the Media: Desantis signs controversial petition bill
Action News Jacksonville|June 2019

Publications: Appellate Case Notes
Administrative Law Section of The Florida Bar Newsletter|June 2019|Gigi Rollini

In the Media: Seven state ballot initiatives to watch in the coming months
Tallahassee Democrat|May 2019

In the Media: Lawmakers place barriers to ballot initiatives
The News-Press|May 2019

Events: Dark Money and Florida Political Committees
Masters Program of Applied American Politics and Policy, Florida State University |April 2019|Glenn Burhans, Jr.

Publications: Appellate Case Notes
Administrative Law Section of The Florida Bar Newsletter|March 2019|Gigi Rollini

Publications: Appellate Case Notes
Administrative Law Section of The Florida Bar Newsletter|December 2018|Gigi Rollini

Events: “The Future of Florida’s Electorate – How will Florida Respond to the Rising Independent Voters?”
Association of Florida Developers, Inc. |November 2018|Reggie L. Bouthillier

Events: Open Primaries What Would It Mean For Florida?
Tampa Tiger Bay Club |October 2018|Glenn Burhans, Jr.

Publications: Appellate Case Notes
Administrative Law Section of The Florida Bar Newsletter|September 2018|Gigi Rollini

Publications, Recent News Updates: Recent Supreme Court Decision Overrules
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|July 2018|Glenn Burhans, Jr., Gigi Rollini, Bridget Smitha

Events: Florida Appellate & Administrative Law Update
Legal Advocacy Forum, Florida Association of Rehabilitation Facilities |May 2018|Gigi Rollini

Events: Dark Money and Florida Political Committees
Florida State University | Masters Program of Applied American Politics and Policy |April 2018|Glenn Burhans, Jr.

Publications: Appellate Case Notes
Administrative Law Section of The Florida Bar Newsletter|March 2018|Gigi Rollini

Events: Introduction of City of Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber
NAWL Midyear Meeting |March 2018|Gigi Rollini

Events: Crossing Party Lines
Spectrum News |February 2018|Glenn Burhans, Jr.

In the Media: News 13: Ybeth Bruzual hosts 'Town Hall: Crossing Party Lines'
Orlando Sentinel|February 2018

Publications: Statement of Glenn Burhans to the Ethics & Elections Committee
Florida Constitution Review Commission|January 2018|Glenn Burhans, Jr.

Events: The Crisis of Political Intransigence
Tallahassee Exchange Club |December 2017|Glenn Burhans, Jr.

Events: Introduction of Michelle Suskauer, Florida Bar President-Elect
Tallahassee Women Lawyers |November 2017|Gigi Rollini

In the Media: The high cost of losing for the football capital of Florida
Tallahassee Democrat|October 2017

Publications: Who Runs The World?
Election & Political Law Report |September 2017|Kelly A. O'Keefe, Bridget Smitha

Events: Launching Your Campaign | Women Can Run
The Oasis Center for Women & Girls |September 2017|Kelly A. O'Keefe, Bridget Smitha

Publications: This Is Not My Beautiful House ... How Did I Get Here?
Election & Political Law Report |August 2017|Glenn Burhans, Jr., Bridget Smitha

Publications: Is That Legal? Paying Expenses With Campaign Funds
Election & Political Law Report |July 2017|Glenn Burhans, Jr., Bridget Smitha

Publications: 2017 Legislative Round-Up: What's New in Election & Political Law?
Election & Political Law Report |June 2017|Glenn Burhans, Jr.

Events: Election Law: Rules, rules and more rules
Institute for Civic Leadership |June 2017|Glenn Burhans, Jr.

Publications: Sometimes Government Works Right
Tallahassee Democrat|March 2017|Glenn Burhans, Jr.

Events: The Florida Constitution Review Commission: Three Election Law Reforms
Tallahassee Exchange Club |December 2016|Glenn Burhans, Jr.

Events: Talk Show Appearance
The Usual Suspects |October 2016|Glenn Burhans, Jr.

In the Media: Voters Go Indie
Florida Weekly|March 2016

In the Media: Democrat? Republican? Nope. Youngest voters reject the parties
The Florida Times Union|March 2016

Publications: Voters Should Not Have to Join a Party
Tallahassee Democrat|February 2016|Glenn Burhans, Jr.

In the Media: Group wants open voting
Tampa Bay Times|July 2015

Publications: O Civility, Where Art Thou?
Context Florida|July 2015|Glenn Burhans, Jr.

Events: Talk Show Appearance
The Usual Suspects |July 2015|Glenn Burhans, Jr.

Events: The Accidental Lobbyist: Florida Lobbyist Registration Requirements and Applicable Public Records Act Provisions
February 2015|Glenn Burhans, Jr.

Events: How to Advocate within the Law: Election & Campaign Finance Considerations for Nonprofits
United Partners for Human Services 15th Annual Conference for Excellence in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, TCC Center for Workforce Development |May 2014|Gigi Rollini

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