Administrative and Governmental Law

Our administrative and governmental law attorneys help clients — whether local governments and their officials or businesses interacting with government bodies — navigate complex regulatory matrices and compliance and enforcement issues.

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Our Experience

  • Representing municipal and county boards
  • Zoning representation
  • Adjudication before state and local agencies and boards
  • Drafting ordinances for local boards and governments
  • Defense from regulatory challenges
  • Restaurant chain representation on food service rules
  • Challenging environmental enforcement violations and penalties

Administrative Law Attorneys

Our administrative law attorneys offer broad experience advising local governments and their officials on North Carolina law. We are highly skilled in counseling local governments, administrative bodies, businesses and individuals on a wide range of issues — including contract bidding, employment and OSHA issues, asset exchanges, open meeting law, economic incentives, annexation, bond financing, healthcare, environmental, permitting, land use, and zoning issues. 

We guide clients through bureaucratic processes, while avoiding potential liabilities. If matters escalate, we have experience representing our clients at administrative hearings and state and federal litigation.

Our firm's dedicated administrative law attorneys continuously monitor what's going on at the state and local level, tracking proposed rules and legislation that may impact our clients. We assist diverse clients in the administrative rule-making process, with adjudication before many official entities, including:

  • Office of Administrative Hearings
  • Local planning boards and boards of adjustment
  • Historic preservation commissions
  • Professional oversight bodies
  • State agencies and boards including:
    • Environmental Management Commission
    • Division of Public Health
    • Division of Health Service Regulation
    • Code Officials Qualification Board
    • Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission 

The administrative group works closely with the firm’s litigation, business law and real estate law groups.

Bell, Davis & Pitt’s attorneys have been very thorough and professional in dealing with me.  They are realistic and honest in assessing the probability of a successful outcome, and they keep me fully and timely informed about the issues and progress of each case. I am very satisfied with their services, so much so that I have recommended Bell, Davis & Pitt to friends needing legal services.

J.T. Henson