Administrative & Regulatory Law

Sniffen & Spellman, P.A.’s attorneys practice in a variety of Administrative law areas. Our firm has experience representing corporations, associations, governments and individuals in all aspects.

Our attorneys have assisted clients in achieving desired results by participation in both the rule making and the rule adoption process. We represent clients interests in disputes with State agencies and professional boards  in both formal and informal proceedings governed by Chapter 120, Florida Statutes.  This representation includes, but is not limited to, the following:

Drafting and developing rule comments;
Participation in the rule making process;
Licensure issues and defense;
Variance and waiver issues;
Administrative litigation;
Representation before governmental entities;
Representation before Professional Boards;
Representation before the Florida Housing Finance Corporation;
Circuit Court and Appellate administrative representation;
Representation before the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings;


Sniffen and Spellman, P.A. has experience representing corporate clients before various state agencies and local governments in all types of Procurement matters.  Procurement matters require timely action thus it is to the clients advantage to confer with counselearly in the process and if possible before the procurement document is issued. This representation includes:

Participation in the initial review of the procurement document for potential challenge issues;
Participation in the drafting of Questions to the Agency or local Government regarding the procurement document;
Development of the response to the procurement document;
Review of procurement process and analysis of administrative options;
Bid protest litigation;
Drafting of exceptions to the Final Order;
Agency negotiation and contract review;

Regulatory Law

 Sniffen & Spellman, P.A. also represents clients in the following Regulatory law areas.  Please click the arrows next to the practice area to access more information.

Alcohol and Beverage Law

The Firm provides representation in the area of alcohol beverage and liquor law, including beer and liquor licensing, regulatory defense, transactional issues and litigation on behalf of clients involved in the manufacture, distribution and retail sale of malt beverages, wine and distilled spirits. The Firm also serves as counsel to the Beer Industry of Florida, a professional trade and advocacy group that promotes the ethical, legal and business interests of the beer industry and its member distributors.