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Illinois IDFPR Business License Defense Attorney

Illinois business license discipline lawyer

Chicago Area Lawyers For Disciplinary Action to Professional Licenses

Business owners and other professionals work hard to establish themselves in their chosen careers. In addition to putting forth the time, money, and effort to obtain the necessary education and training, as well as investing capital into a business, a person will need to meet a variety of requirements in order to receive and maintain a professional license. These types of licenses are required for a business to continue operating, and anything that may threaten these licenses should be addressed as quickly and effectively as possible.

In some cases, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) may take disciplinary action against a licensed professional, while in others, the IDFPR may deny a license application. In these situations, the attorneys of Williams & Nickl, LLC can provide the legal help you need. Attorney Edward Williams is the former Chief of General Prosecutions for IDFPR and the former Chief of Real Estate and Real Estate Appraiser Prosecutions, and he and Attorney Fred Nickl have assisted more than 3,000 clients in license defense cases. With more than 55 years of combined legal experience, Edward and Fred can help you understand the best steps to take to defend your professional license and your career.

Defending Business Licenses Before the IDFPR

There are a wide variety of laws, statutes, and regulations that apply to Illinois business licenses, and different licensing and disciplinary boards address matters related to formal Complaints, license suspension or revocation, or denial of licensure. We can help defend multiple types of licensed professionals, including:

  • Accountants - Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) may need to address disciplinary issues such as unethical conduct or improper recordkeeping before the IDFPR's Public Accountant Registration and Licensure Committee.
  • Funeral Directors - Discipline for Complaints regarding failure to file death certificates or improper handling of human remains may be addressed by the Funeral Directors and Embalmers Licensing and Disciplinary Board.
  • Mortgage Brokers - The Division of Mortgage Banks & Brokers of the Bureau of Residential Finance may address disciplinary action for issues such as filing for bankruptcy or improper handling of escrow funds.
  • Private Alarm Contractors - Companies that install, maintain, repair, or respond to alarms may face discipline before the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor and Locksmith Board.
  • Private Detectives and Investigators - These professionals may need to defend against discipline for claims of revealing confidential information, physical impairment, mental illness, or substance abuse.
  • Private Security Contractors - Issues involving Firearm Control Card (FCC) or Permanent Employee Registration Card (PERC) violations may lead the IDFPR to pursue disciplinary action against a security agency.
  • Real Estate Appraisers - The Real Estate Appraisal Administration and Disciplinary Board may address discipline in cases involving violations of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).
  • Real Estate Brokers - Real estate agents, managing brokers, and residential leasing agents may be disciplined by the Real Estate Administration and Disciplinary Board for escrow money violations or failure to properly use a contract.

Contact Our Chicago Business License Defense Attorneys

Williams & Nickl, LLC can provide you with the legal help you need if you have been contacted by an IDFPR investigator or prosecutor, if you have been notified of potential disciplinary action, or if you are a license applicant who has received a Deficiency Checklist or a request for background information. Before you respond to IDFPR personnel, agree to be interviewed, turn over any requested records, or surrender your license, you should contact us and discuss your options.

We will provide you with a free one-hour consultation, either over the phone or in person. During this time, we will review your case and help you determine the best steps to take to protect your professional license. No matter how serious your situation may seem, rest assured that Williams & Nickl routinely handle the most difficult cases. We can provide you with representation in any hearings and present evidence that demonstrates why you should be able to continue working in your chosen career. In many cases, we are able to help our clients resolve licensing concerns without facing any public discipline. To set up your consultation, call our office today at 312-335-9470.

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