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What happens if the Department of Business and Professional Regulation issues an Administrative Complaint against my construction license?

If you are a Certified General Contractor or hold any other construction contractor license under the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) and the Department seeks to discipline you, they will give you notice via a legal document called an administrative complaint. This will tell you what factual findings they are claiming and what […]

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What happens if the Department of Business and Professional Regulation chooses to discipline my Certified Public Accountant license?

If you are a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and the Department seeks to discipline you, they will first give you notice via a legal document called an administrative complaint. This will tell you what factual findings they are claiming and what disciplinary violations they are accusing you of, as well as to the penalties they […]

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How Florida Realtors Challenge FREC Administrative Complaints

Florida Realtors: How to Challenge a FREC Administrative Complaint If you are a realtor in the State of Florida and have received a FREC Administrative Complaint, it’s important to respond quickly. Consulting legal advice on this response can help your case. First, it’s helpful to understand why you received the complaint and how the FREC […]

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Do you need additional time for completing the CPA CPE requirements?

Florida CPAs must complete 80 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) by June 30th of the renewal year. These 80 CPE hours must consist of at least eight in accounting/auditing subjects, no more than 20 in behavioral subjects, and at least four in board-approved ethics. The good news is that an automatic extension has been […]

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Howell, Buchan & Strong Orlando expansion!!

We are very excited to announce the expansion of our Orlando office. We have expanded our footprint and still located at 501 N. Magnolia Avenue, downtown Orlando, Florida. With this expansion, of Counsel, Michael Brown has relocated his practice within our downtown Orlando office, bringing with him over 10 years’ experience in criminal law, as […]

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Yes, you need to file a Change of Ownership Application with AHCA!

Did you change your Healthcare Facility’s name change from an “LLC” to a Corporation with the Florida Division of Corporations (Sunbiz.org)?  Did you change your healthcare facility from a Profit to Non-Profit Organization? Have you been operating as a healthcare facility for years as an individual and now recently became an LLC or a corporation?  […]

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Defensa de licencia professional: ¿Necesita asesoramiento de un abogado con experiencia en defensa de licencia en Tallahassee?

Muchos profesionales y empresas tienen probemas legales que son resultado de las regulaciones del estado de Florida. Gran parte de estas regulaciones que afectan su licencia son tomadas por las oficinas centrales de las agencias estatales en la capital de la Florida- Tallahassee. Un abogado experimentado de Tallahassee con conocimientos sobre agencias estatales, leyes administrativas, […]

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Thinking of not disclosing a past arrest on your application? Think again!

Do you have an arrest from your college days which you would like to forget?  Many people have things in their past that they regret and would like a “do over”.  However, it is not in your best interest to forget to be truthful on your application to become a Florida Real Estate Agent.  The […]

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Is your Criminal Conviction related to the practice of Real Estate?

This really depends on the facts of your criminal case.  When you attempt to renew your license, the Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC) may issue a Notice of Intent to Deny your renewal.  Under section 475.25 Florida Statutes, the FREC may deny a licensure application if the applicant has been convicted of a crime in […]

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Need a Variance or Waiver from the 18-Month CPA Exam Requirement?

We can help you with: Drafting your petition for variance or waiver from the 18-month Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam requirement. Articulating your reason as to why you should receive the variance or waiver. Representation at the Board of Accountancy meeting when your petition is considered. A Florida CPA candidate is required to complete the […]

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