Practice Areas

Regulatory Assistance

New York State regulates every business in some capacity. In most cases, the regulation of a given business in New York will be significantly more comprehensive than in any other state.

FWC provides extensive services to aid businesses in complying with all forms of regulation. Our services include the monitoring of proposed rules and regulations, representation in administrative proceedings, assistance in securing licenses, and other forms of regulatory approvals and opinions on compliance with state regulatory requirements. FWC has successfully represented clients in the organization and licensing of insurance companies, HMOs, mental hygiene facilities, and health care corporations. We have successfully represented clients in license revocation or disciplinary proceedings before various executive agencies. We represent clients in certificate of need proceedings and in connection with examinations and complaints of all types.

Our firm monitors the actions of state departments proposing regulations, and we inform our clients of those having an impact on their businesses. We assist our clients in commenting on the proposed regulations and, if necessary, will challenge such in federal or state courts. FWC will assist clients in urging a state department to adopt regulations by preparing proposed mandates and supporting materials. We will arrange meetings with the appropriate state regulators to promote the proposed regulations.