Corporate Compliance Attorneys in Miami, FL
Do you own a company in Miami and need guidance on how to fulfill your federal corporate compliance duties? Get in touch with us here at Oberheiden P.C. today!
Corporate compliance is one of the most complex areas for various businesses. However, no matter the size of your business, you need to be aware of your compliance duties and fulfill them. Being compliant is the key to avoiding problems with the relevant federal authorities.
Does being non-compliant carry any significant risks? Yes, it does – if federal authorities suspect non-compliance, they can investigate you, and if they find you guilty, they can impose massive penalties. And if your company doesn’t feature a well-defined structure, the owners risk carrying the liability themselves. If you participate in various federal programs or are a federal contractor, the investigative authorities can also deem you ineligible to get federal funding. In some cases, you may end up losing your company’s licensing and registration. With risks as substantial as these, it’s evident compliance should be a priority.
Miami, FL Federal Corporate Compliance Lawyers
Here at Oberheiden P.C., we’re a reputable law firm with offices in Miami, FL. We represent local and regional businesses as well as nationwide companies when it comes to fulfilling their federal corporate compliance responsibilities and obligations. When you hire us, you’re not hiring junior lawyers; you’re taking advantage of attorneys with decades of experience in representing clients across a wide range of industries. Many of them have even prosecuted businesses for non-compliance while working as U.S. Attorneys, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, and prosecutors with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
Our team isn’t made up of attorneys only, we also have consultants who help with investigating and guiding our clients when needed. These consultants are not just anyone; they’re former federal agents who have held high positions in agencies and departments such as the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and many others. With a team as experienced and qualified as this, we can help you create a thorough corporate compliance program that helps you stay away from federal issues. We can also fight and defend if non-compliance inquiries occur.
Here is the skilled team of federal corporate compliance attorneys and experienced consultants at Oberheiden P.C. ready to help you.
Federal Corporate Compliance Goes Beyond Developing Policies and Procedures
As we mentioned earlier, corporate compliance is one of the most complicated areas for businesses. Some of them don’t even know where to start or what it takes to be fully compliant. And even though it’s a complex area, companies found guilty of violating their obligations are penalized heftily. That’s why as a business owner, you should pay keen attention to observe your duties and avoid devastating consequences. Do you need corporate compliance assistance in Miami or nationwide? Contact us here at Oberheiden P.C. – we have experienced lawyers and consultants ready to help you navigate this complex process. Our team has worked a lot of companies across the country, and it can use the knowledge gained to advise you on the most suitable steps to take.
Businesses are different when it comes to their specific corporate compliance duties. They two key deciding factors are the company’s industry and its size, but there are other aspects as well. What this means is that a compliance program for one business may not be applicable to another; each should be created and developed according to the specific company’s needs. Here are the services we can offer you as your federal corporate compliance attorneys and consultants in Miami.
1. A Thorough Organizational and Structural Evaluation
One quality that sets Oberheiden P.C. apart from other law firms is our thorough and in-depth approach to the process. We are professionals who understand that any mistakes along the way can cost you significantly. That’s why we start the process from your business’s foundation. It’s important because how your company was structured and organized during its establishment may not make sense during the current times. Similarly, some safeguards that provided protection may not apply currently. Don’t assume anything; that can be a very costly and damaging mistake later. When you hire our assistance, we’re always comprehensive to ensure we tailor your program to the current requirements.
2. Needs and Risks Examination
During this part of the process, we examine your company’s needs as well as risks. This evaluation also demands tailoring depending on how your business functions, and its structure. Various businesses have different corporate compliance needs, and unless your compliance program is customized based on your business’s specific requirements, it may not offer the desired efficiency. We have attorneys and expert consultants ready to assess all aspects of your company and develop an all-inclusive program that protects you comprehensively.
3. Documenting Your Compliance Program
Once we have figured everything necessary, we proceed to the next part of the process, which is documenting your compliance program. Many other law firms start here, but that can be an ineffective approach according to our experience. Federal corporate compliance is a complex area with a lot of room for errors and mistakes. If the program isn’t thorough, it may not effectively deliver the required results. We understand that here at Oberheiden P.C., and that’s why we start from the roots. We first understand the specific obligations relevant to our clients and then use our experience to create an all-inclusive corporate compliance program.
4. Corporate Compliance Training and Implementation
Another undesirable approach by many law firms is developing a compliance program and ending their services there. However, the creation of an exhaustive compliance program isn’t the only important thing, how the policies and procedures inside are implemented is also critical. Here at Oberheiden P.C., we don’t end our services right after helping you create a compliance program, our attorneys and lawyers proceed to provide suitable internal training. We also guide our clients through the right implementation practices for better effectiveness.
5. Monitoring and Enforcing the Compliance Program
Monitoring and enforcement are also a crucial part of the compliance program’s success. These steps ensure the program is delivering as necessary and there are no issues that may bring problems later. We work with our clients to create suitable monitoring measures, and if internal enforcement is needed, we guide the in-house attorneys through that process.
Proper documentation of your monitoring and enforcement process is also important. If federal authorities launch audits or investigations against you, these pieces of documentation can help you demonstrate your compliance efforts easily. We can provide you with resources as well as guidance on how to document how you’ve been monitoring and enforcing your policies and procedures.
Event Response Preparation and Action
Taking proactive steps to develop and implement your compliance program is always the right approach to avoid issues with federal authorities. However, these proactive steps do not necessarily mean you’ll be 100% immune to problems; you can make mistakes along the way which can trigger inquiries and audits. When that happens, quick and suitable action will be critical. That’s why our experienced attorneys and consultants are always keen to include event preparation measures into our clients’ compliance programs. And in case of anything, we’re available to offer advice and legal representation.
What Does Exactly Your Does Your Miami Company Require?
A common mistake company owners and in-house lawyers make is not realizing the gravity of their corporate compliance obligations. Federal regulations and laws virtually affect all aspects of a business’s operations, in one way or the other. Various circumstances may necessitate different legal duties, and as a company that doesn’t want trouble, you must be well-prepared to comply proactively. Areas of corporate compliance our attorneys and consultants can help you with are:
Antitrust Compliance – Federal authorities have well-established laws and regulations governing competitive practices between companies. One example is the Sherman Act, but there many others, and their provisions are extensive. Regardless of your business’s size, you’re obligated to follow all antitrust laws and regulations to avoid unnecessary scrutinies and investigations.
Data Privacy and Security Compliance – Businesses should take the necessary steps to safeguard their data and privacy and self-report breaches whenever they happen under federal laws. However, there are also state and international data and privacy obligations that Miami companies should comply with.
Environmental Law Compliance – This is one area that tends to be highly risky. Miami and nationwide companies should be compliant with environmental law provisions such as the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Superfund, and other regulations to avoid investigations and audits.
Consumer Finance Compliance – Federal authorities massively regulate consumer financial services like consumer lending and credit reporting. The Consumer Finance Protection Board (CFPB) also strictly supervises the operations of companies offering such services. Therefore, if your business provides them, we can ensure you comply fully.
Securities Compliance – This area has compliance responsibilities that both public and private businesses should observe. Our lawyer and attorneys represent public companies in all matters concerning the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). We also assist private businesses to create compliance programs designed to help them avoid trouble with the relevant authorities.
Employment Law Compliance – There are federal laws that regulate harassment and discrimination in workplaces. Employers in Miami and across the country should abide by them. Employment law compliance also has Form I-9 and Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) regulations that employers should comply with to avoid mistakes that may lead to liabilities.
Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) Compliance – Companies that produce medications, medical equipment, and other related things must comply with FDCA’s provisions. We at Oberheiden P.C. can guide you through observing FDCA compliance obligations and represent you in FDA matters.
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Compliance – This area of compliance, just like the others, has obligations that companies should observe. Both local and foreign operations can bring the need for FCPA enforcement action and therefore, you must ensure all the pertinent individuals in your company receive sufficient training on FCPA compliance exemptions and prohibitions.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Compliance – The FTC is tasked with overseeing the security of consumer information, advertising regulations, and many other U.S. commerce aspects. Businesses should ensure they abide by FTC’s compliance obligations.
Industry-Specific Compliance – The compliance obligations we have discussed and others are general, but there several which apply to specific industries. Our lawyers can advise and represent you in transportation, energy, and healthcare compliance as well as other industry-specific aspects of federal corporate compliance.
Contact Oberheiden P.C. to Speak to a Federal Corporate Compliance Attorney Today!
If you need corporate compliance assistance in Miami or any other part of the country, we encourage you to contact us today. Our experienced attorneys and consultants are available 24/7 to address any of your questions or concerns. You can call us via 888-680-1745 or send us a message here and we’ll respond.