Administrative Law Department
Regulations are created and enforced by administrative agencies which can be executive, legislative or independent. Agencies exist at both the state and federal level. They are involved in creating and enforcing regulation. They are governed by their enabling statute and administrative procedures acts. Tollefsen Law has many years of experience dealing with various administrative agencies over licensing and enforcement issues. We can help with Securities Exchange Commission and state securities administrators inquiries and enforcement. State tax audit? We can help.
Dealing with Administrative Agencies
Businesses find that much of their time is spent dealing with agencies whether through routine filings or investigations. Tollefsen Law has experience assisting business with the filing process as well as administrative enforcement actions. From Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement actions to state tax audits, Tollefsen Law can help.
Regulatory penalties can be devastating for a company, yet many companies, especially small companies, fail to plan for or devote resources to regulatory compliance. These companies can be confused and incredulous when they become the focus of investigations or sanctions and may delay responding until their very existence is at stake. Proper counsel can help companies understand regulators’ focus which helps them to prepare for and address compliance issues in a timely manner.
Under the CPA an out-of-state plaintiff may bring a claim.against a Washington corporate defendant for allegedly deceptive acts. Similarly, an out:of-state plaintiff may bring a CPA claim against an out-of-state defendant for the allegedly deceptive acts of its in-state agent.