Devine Millimet has extensive experience in all aspects of business regulation. Devine Millimet’s business regulations attorneys are often called upon by our clients to assist with unique matters involving state and federal agencies. Whether it involves regulatory compliance, state and local permitting or siting approval, environmental regulations, corporate transactional assistance, contract negotiation, or litigation support, Devine Millimet has the skilled, experienced attorneys needed to deliver positive results in a timely fashion.  

In addition to state courts and federal courts, our professionals appear before such agencies as:

  • Banking Commission
  • Department of Environmental Services 
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Department of Revenue Administration
  • Public Utilities Commission
  • Site Evaluation Committee
  • Real Estate Commission

Our Services

We regularly represent clients in the defense of administrative, civil, and criminal enforcement actions brought under state and federal regulations. We assist clients with the following:

  • Business Regulations
  • Compliance reporting
  • Environmental regulations, such as air and water quality, wetlands approvals, and waste management
  • Land use and siting regulations and litigation, including zoning and permitting tower siting, wind farm siting, and historic preservation
  • Public and workplace safety, including hazardous materials
  • Employment and employee benefits
  • Licensing and permitting
  • Public utility matters, especially rate cases, including electric, gas, communications, water, and sewer utilities
  • Securities and financing
  • Building codes and inspections
  • Consumer protection

In addition to advice concerning current regulations, we also advise clients on proposed regulations, help them promote legislation, and participate in agency rulemaking. We are prepared to respond quickly and effectively for our clients when they are confronted by state actions such as legislative initiatives or administrative rulemaking and adjudication. But we also recognize that the governmental process can provide our clients with opportunities achieve their business goals. We regularly propose bills to legislators to solve problems confronting businesses and individuals, and we also work regularly with executive branch agencies in formal rulemaking proceedings and in more informal settings where regulatory actions are at issue.

Representative Matters

  • Wind farm fire safety, building code, land use problems
  • State reporting delinquencies that delay mergers and acquisitions
  • FCC red light holds for license transfers
  • Brownfields issues in property sale
  • Independent contractor misclassification fines
  • Public Utility Commission rulemaking proceedings
  • Department of Revenue Administration rulemaking proceedings