“What legal services do you provide to the individuals and business entities who have a Federal Firearms License (“FFL”)?”
Ciyou & Dixon, P.C. represents FFLs in a wide variety of contexts. Specifically, the firm handles legal matters for its clients ranging from FFL compliance/regulatory to criminal investigations against FFL holders by state law enforcement.
In addition, Ciyou & Dixon, P.C. attorneys have represented criminal clients where other federal agencies are working through the ATFE and are conducting a criminal investigation, such as NIS or the DOD. These are serious, complex cases where Ciyou & Dixon, P.C. advocates have spent a significant amount of professional time.
Turning back to the FFL regulatory/compliance side, Ciyou & Dixon, P.C. attorneys routinely advise gun shops and work with ATFE where Federal Firearms License compliance checks have been materially insufficient, along with handling appeals of licensing. Typically, these occur from incomplete 4473 forms and log book entries.
Nevertheless, there is little tolerance for administrative errors, and an aggressive and timely approach and intervention is necessary to stay a going-concern.
In addition, Ciyou & Dixon, P.C. routinely advises FFLs as to insurance needs and business entity structures. In what is more fortunately the minority of cases, the firm has handled negligent discharge cases to zoning and contractual matters unique to gun store operations.
In addition, a significant amount of professional time is dedicated to the broader industry concerns, such as representing the diverse needs of gun shows. This rapidly reverts back to individual FFLs.
Precisely, dealers often have fundamental concerns and unique legal needs where they are operating outside their physical premises at gun shows. These range from who they may sell to, to what types of persons may purchase firearms, ammunition or accessories at a gun show.
If your licensed business needs counsel with intimate knowledge of the complex FFL compliance/regulatory and criminal aspects of this business and industry, the law offices of Ciyou & Dixon, P.C. may be an appropriate choice for your legal needs.
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