Simas & Associates, Ltd. Formalizes Government Law Practice Areas and Services
- Since its founding in 2002, Simas & Associates, Ltd. has offered government law
and administrative law
services. As a boutique law firm, it prided itself on providing a level of dedication and savvy that it did not feel was adequately offered to individuals who found itself confronted by the machine of state and local governments and their respective administrative arms.
"I really felt that I had a unique combination of skills, experience, and perspective when it came to representing professionals in the administrative hearing
arena," explained Steven L. Simas. "Having worked in the Office of the Attorney General, I knew the different aims and nuances of the licensing agencies for which the Office served. Equipped with that information, I was able to help many professionals and businesses. This could be in quickly smelling out a horrible substantive defense and educating the licensee on contrition, mitigation, and rehabilitation
. Or, this could be in finding the expert witnesses
necessary to sway the [Administrative Law Judge] on the merits of the defense."
Over the years, the firm has expanded and focused its offering to several niche areas. Some of these are specifically sub parts of their original Administrative Law offering - Health care Law
, Professional Licensing Defense Law
, State Bar Defense
, Gambling Law
, Automotive Law
, Alcoholic Beverage Control Law
, Marijuana Law
- whereas some were complementary practice areas and legal services that we provided to professionals and businesses in need - Employment Law
, Contract Law
, and Business Law
; Civil Litigation
, Writs of Mandamus
, Human Resources
, and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
However, in growing these new veins and capillaries into new areas of law, stemming from services primarily offered reflective to the Administrative Procedure Act, the firm had never really formalized by what it meant through its "Government Law" offering. Until now.
"I had always identified, 'Government and Administrative Law' as a foundation for Simas & Associates, Ltd.," explained Simas. "I had kind of thought of them as one-in-the-same. But over the years and as new niche, practice areas formed, I realized the value in differentiating what it was we meant by 'Administrative Law'."
And now the time is right for Government Law. As such, the firm now offers Government Law as a separate practice area. There within, you will sub-nice practice areas such as:
False Claims Act Law
Regulatory Compliance Law
Property and Land Use Law
"Mind you, these are all things the firm has offered to provide to its clients since day 1," continued Simas. "Rather, by differentiating them and calling them what they are, we are hopeful it will draw more attention to our capacity to provide complete representation for our clients at every point of interaction with the government - and at every level of government."
In conjunction with these practice areas, Simas & Associates, Ltd. continues to provide Government Law legal services, such as Public Records Act
and Freedom of Information Act requests, Public Contract
Bid Defense or Protest, and Issue Advocacy
And the offering is not limited to just professionals or businesses. Simas & Associates, Ltd. offers its Government Law perspective to serve on behalf of several local or municipal government bodies in advisory or independent hearing officer
"We always try to do what is right by and for our client," stated Simas. "Communicating what we have regularly offered to do for our clients in writing and published for the whole world to see helps us achieve that aim. It provides credibility to our statement, 'we can do that for you. It lets out client know that our experience and capacity to help does not just end when a decision is adopted by the Board or a writ is granted by the court."
For more information on Simas & Associates, Ltd.
and its practice areas
, Administrative Hearing
legal services, or recent California Law Victories
, please visit our website at www.simasgovlaw.com