Defense Attorneys for Licensed Professionals

Howell, Buchan & Strong - Professional License Defense Attorneys in Florida

Defense Attorneys for Licensed Professionals

Howell, Buchan & Strong, Attorneys at Law has over +30 years of combined attorney experience. We represent licensed professionals and facilities in the State of Florida in front of government agencies, professional boards, and courts of law.

If you have questions about your rights, our legal team is available to review your case.
Our consultation is always free and there is no obligation.

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The law is complex and dealing with Florida’s regulating agencies can be complicated and stressful. If you have received notice of an investigation, administrative complaint, emergency suspension order, notice of intent to deny, preliminary audit letter, stop work order, or other notice regarding your professional license or business, obtaining competent advice from an experienced attorney early in the process can be beneficial.
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Real Estate Licensing and Investigations

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CPA Licensing and Investigations

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Contractor Licensing, Investigations, and Recovery Fund

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Insurance Agent and Adjuster Licensing and Investigations

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Alcohol and Tobacco Licenses

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Contract Review

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Challenges with Family Business Transition Planning

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Pre-Licensing Requirements for Real Estate Agents, Brokers, and Salespersons

The State of Florida requires individuals who intend to practice in the real estate field as a broker, agent, or salesperson to hold a license. […]
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Failing to timely self-report offenses, convictions, or pleas could result in discipline by the DBPR

Failing to timely report offenses, convictions, or pleas could result in disciple by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR). For instance, driving without […]
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Howell, Buchan & Strong is a highly-rated law firm specializing in helping professionals with licensing in Florida.

Based on 76 Reviews

I am a Registered Nurse in South Florida and I was represented by Mr. Kevin Taylor with The Law Offices of Jeffrey Howell for the DOH/AHCA exemption process. I was very pleased with the process from start to finish. I was easily able to contact Kevin whenever I had questions and he was always quick to respond. We worked together on packaging my exemption application and I was extremely happy with how it was professionally presented to the board. He expedited the submission and with his close contacts within the agency, I was cleared extremely quickly. If I were to have gone at it alone, attempting to deal with the bureaucracy of the agency, I may still be waiting. Retaining the office was well worth it as I am now free to practice without further issues.

Strongly recommend Attorney Rick Strong. Attorney Strong represented me in a real estate matter. From day one, he handled my business matter in an expeditious fashion. I honestly do not have a negative thing to say. It was reassuring to know that I had an attorney whom takes a great deal of pride in his profession and being a good person. Myself along with my family can't say Thank You enough for the peace of mind you brought to a frustrating situation. Once again, Thank you for your hard work in helping me and God Bless You!!

Jeff assisted me with a false claim against my Nursing License. He is knowledgeable of Fl. Board of Nursing complaint processes and helped me protect and defend my right to practice. I highly recommend him to other Nurses.

I want to thank their office, specifically Tom Buchanan and Rick Strong for assisting me with obtaining my employment exemption. Their expertise and experience speaks volumes. I will not hesitate to utilize their services again. Victory is sweet and they helped me achieve it🌹

Both Jeff and Rick are very knowlegable in Healthcare law and the Administrative process with State agencies. Both worked very hard in saving my clinic's license through AHCA. Rick communicated with me day and night and answered any and all questions or concerns I had. They are worth the money!

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