Our Austin law and lobby firm has a variety of skill sets and experience dealing with Texas agency adjudication and decision-making.
Administrative agencies in Texas work according to strict rules of principle and protocol. If you’ve never been before the Texas Department of Health or the State Board of Public Accountancy, for instance, the likelihood of your making a logistical or legal mistake—or a frustrating faux pas—is pretty high.
Fortunately, you do not need to start from scratch and learn how these various agencies work, on either a theoretical or practical level. The Posey Law Firm, P.C., has extensive and very good relationships with agencies such as those mentioned earlier, as well as the Railroad Commission, Department of Insurance, Board of Medical Examiners, and beyond. We can appear for you to advocate for your needs, defend you, answer questions, and challenge unwanted decisions.
Whether you want to lower a rate to make conditions more favorable for your business, manage an enforcement issue, solicit a license, or deal with some other complex adjudicatory proceeding, our team has the acumen, know-how, and reputation for delivering results. We know that you have a lot on your plate. Our services can take some of the complicated, messy, and potentially fraught work off your plate, so you can focus on the work that you really enjoy doing—and that provides the most value for your organization and its stakeholders.
Getting good results from Texas administrative agencies is at once a hard science and a delicate art. It requires knowing the relevant laws, regulations, and compliance issues that often arise for particular types of clients, as well as knowing key decision-makers and how to work within a particular agency’s framework to get results.
If you lack either of these skill sets, you are bound to endure needless struggle, whether you represent a business that seeks to repeal an unfair piece of legislation or an agency that faces imminent litigation. For instance, if you lack the "science part," you could miss filing deadlines, get behind on relevant paper work, and struggle months or even years with recurring enforcement or licensing issues that can throw your organization off track, behind schedule, and over budget.
On the other hand, if you lack the fine art of diplomacy—if you don’t have the relationships and negotiating “chops”—you will be a bit like a stranger in a strange land. You need to follow appropriate customs and understand who your key negotiating partners are and what motivates them. You also need to know how to talk to partners and stakeholders appropriately, so that their needs get met and they want to help you succeed.
The Posey Law Firm, P.C., is an experienced team that has worked on projects of practically every size and level of impact. Whether you're a Texas business owner who desperately needs to reform an annoying compliance law, or if you represent a large agency that’s struggling with a matter that could impact the very scope of your organization’s mission, we can guide you, protect you, and provide you with the strategic tools you’ll need to succeed. Contact our Austin office at (512) 646-0828 today.