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.
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:
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.