Administrative and Regulatory Law
Governmental oversight and regulation of business entities in South Carolina create complex challenges for our business clients. Turner Padget’s Administrative and Regulatory Group’s broad base of legal experience allows us to handle almost any administrative or regulatory matter before federal and state agencies. From licensing disputes to proceedings before Administrative Law Judges, Turner Padget provides exceptional advocacy for business interests in South Carolina.
We routinely assist clients with the legal issues that arise in business and land-use planning. We are also involved in business licensing and permitting matters, regularly representing clients whose business or professional licenses are subjected to agency review, disciplinary action, or revocation. Two of our attorneys are experienced lobbyists, representing clients’ interests in the South Carolina General Assembly, and many of our attorneys advise companies and trade organizations on the latest regulatory developments, assisting them with compliance strategies.
- Represent insurers in administrative matters before the South Carolina and other states’ Department of Insurance, including rate and form filings, administrative sanctions involving insurers and/or agents, unfair insurance trade practice claims, claims involving the administration of rehabilitations and liquidations, insurer expansion applications, agent and company licensing, declaring special dividends, surplus lines approvals, market conduct or audit examinations.
- General Counsel for South Carolina Reinsurance Facility, the state’s automobile residual market mechanism, including legal representation for all rate and form filings, agency appointments or dismissals, implementation of law changes, claims disputes, and defending internal administrative appeals. (1975 to present)
- S.C. Legislative Counsel for the American Insurance Association responsible for representing insurer interests in legislation.
- Representation of real estate agents and brokers, builders, accountants, nurses, dentists, building inspectors, and therapists in disciplinary/licensing proceedings before the South Carolina Labor Licensing Regulation (LLR) Board.
- Represent landowners on land-use and environmental issues with local, state, and federal agencies, including the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and the Army Corps of Engineers.