Aug 18, 2022
Parker Hudson offers experienced legal representation for matters involving administrative agencies in the state of Florida and Georgia. We offer creative approaches for resolving litigation efficiently, cost-effectively, and toward an optimal outcome for your business.
Parker Hudson is a recognized leader in administrative litigation in Florida, particularly in the areas of Certificate of Need litigation, bidding and procurement disputes, and reimbursement disputes.
Our experience extends to a wide range of industries and virtually every agency of the Florida state government. We are veteran advocates for healthcare companies, pari-mutuel wagering and slot machine operators, the alcoholic beverage industry, medical marijuana treatment centers, and beyond.
Leveraging our extensive contacts and deep bench of experience, we are often able to craft negotiated solutions that avoid the need for formal litigation, while remaining prepared to mount administrative litigation whenever necessary, aggressively pursuing an optimal outcome for our clients.
Our approach includes:
- Understanding your ultimate goals so that we can propose practical solutions
- Competently and cost-effectively navigating state licensing hearings and regulatory hearings
- Making it easy for your senior business leaders to communicate with our most experienced lawyers
- Fostering our relationships with the state agencies that matter most to your business, leveraging our credibility with the state — and our reputation for reasoned, creative solutions — on your behalf
- Offering the bench depth and experience of larger firms but at lower rates and with transparent billing
- Certificate of Need litigation
- Licensing hearings
- Regulatory hearings
- Government contracts
- Reimbursement disputes
- Regulated healthcare businesses & hospitals in Florida
- Hospices, skilled nursing facilities, and home health agencies
- Medical marijuana treatment centers in Florida
- Florida gaming, gambling, slot machine operators, and pari-mutuel betting businesses
- Matters involving the FL Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering
- Matters involving the FL AHCA, DOH, DCF, APD, DEP, DOT, DFS, DMS, ABT, and other state agencies
- Defended former company president of a major food processing company who received a "target" letter from the government in connection with a nationally publicized investigation into possible criminal immigration offenses. Through a series of presentations, convinced the government to rescind the target letter and bestow derivative and use immunity upon client.
- Reversed state agency’s attempt to invalidate probate court judge’s order determining entitlement to unclaimed property.
- Appointed by the United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, to defended a former employee of an automotive dealership against federal criminal charges alleging involvement in a "chop shop." After the close of the government's case during a week-long jury trial, successfully argued that the lead count in the indictment should be dismissed because the government failed to present sufficient evidence to sustain a conviction. After presenting defense case, the jury found client not guilty on the remaining three counts, thereby completely exonerating the client. All of the other defendants in the case either pled guilty or were convicted at trial.Challenge to two emergency rules requiring immediate installation of generators at all Florida nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Emergency rules declared invalid due to unsupported allegations of "emergency" and arbitrary and capricious deadlines.
- Advised multiple providers regarding regulatory matters, including compliance issues, investigations and voluntary refunds.
- Successful challenge to Agency rule governing application process for medical marijuana treatment centers.
- After successfully defending pari-mutuel operator against Department complaint, Department reversed administrative law judge’s findings and conclusions and attempted to impose penalty against permit holder’s license. Obtained reversal on appeal, with final determination that no licensure violation occurred. Department ordered to pay client’s attorney’s fees and costs for both the appeal and proceedings below.
- Represented the interests of a co-owner of a hedge fund in a criminal insider trading investigation. Convinced the Department of Justice not to indict our client even though the Department of Justice indicted the other owner of the hedge fund.
- Represented providers (hospitals, physicians, home health agencies, hospice and skilled nursing facilities) in Medicare contractor audits and appeals, including successfully reversing statistical extrapolations.