Matters Involving Administrative Law

Politicians and administrators create and oversee a countless number of laws. While many have a legal background, there is often a high level of complexity involved in drafting, implementing and enforcing a law passed by local, state or federal legislature. Agencies will often fill in the details and fine print to ostensibly fulfill the objectives of the new law or regulation. This could involve workers' rights, regulations on compliance for safety issues or a goal involving water quality. While these broad strokes are great in theory, businesses or individuals need to hire an attorney with expertise in administrative law when an agency imposes penalties or denies an application for benefits.

Representing clients at the local, state and federal level, the law firm of Stephen Hawley Myers, LLC, handles all types of administrative law issues. His award-winning career is based on his high rate of success with even the most complicated or difficult legal matters.

Notable Administrative Law Issues We Have Handled

Mr. Myers has been involved in many cases as a legal representative and as someone who has also passed judgment.

  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C.: In most instances, we acted on behalf of municipalities who challenged repeated rate increase request from independently owned utilities.
  • Louisiana State Police Commission: Appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Louisiana Senate, Stephen Myers was the administrative law judge (2001-2008) for all Louisiana state police officials.
  • Sales and tax use in Louisiana: Mr. Myers helped draft legislation concerning sales and use taxes. He has also testified before the Louisiana Legislature on tax issues on behalf of business interests.
  • Treasury Department: While there, Mr. Myers handled the enforcement of issues involving foreign and domestic personal holding companies, investment tax credits, allocations of partnership losses, unreported income, reasonable compensation, fraud, additions to tax and Subchapter S-corporations.

Let Us Put Our Unsurpassed Experience To Work For You

Our rich legal background enables us to be a tremendous help to companies facing issues involving government laws and regulation. We often handle:

  • The defense or prosecution of large numbers of tax claims
  • Drafting and negotiating large numbers of corporate contracts involving oil and gas leases or exploration
  • Master service contracts
  • Operator agreements and agreements involving corporate reorganization and finance
  • State and local sales and use tax audits and related litigation
  • International, corporate and commercial transactions
  • Federal tax litigation
  • Breach of contract or contract enforcement

Get The Administrative Law Guidance You Need

Call our office in Lafayette at 337-761-6219, or contact us online to schedule an appointment with our founding lawyer. Initial consultations are free.