Firearms Legal Issues

Gary provides legal services to individuals and businesses to help them with their legal issues regarding firearm laws.

Individuals

Removal of Prohibited Person Status

Applications for relief from firearm possession disabilities and challenging restraining orders

Restoration of Firearms Possession

— Law enforcement seizures and gun release applications
— Motions for order to release firearms
— Seizure and forfeiture actions

Firearm Transfers

Transfer of firearm issues (including possession of firearms, “assault weapons,” and NFA firearms)

Consultations

Consultations with other attorneys when firearm laws are central to their client’s criminal or civil representation; Consultations with probate attorneys, executors, and trustees when firearms are included in an estate

Federal & State Appeals

Federal and state appeals to challenge adverse verdicts and lower court decisions

Businesses

Obtaining and Maintaining FFL and other Licenses

Legal services for FFL’s, including:
— License applications, denials, renewals and revocations
— Representation before the ATF
— Regulatory compliance and inspection issues

Operational and Compliance Issues

Legal services for FFL’s, including:
— Variance applications
— NFA Taxes (occupational, making, and transfer taxes)
— Import/Export permits, applications and procedures

Opinion Letters

Legal analysis and advice for planned operational, licensing, and product decisions

Liability and Other Issues for Firearms Instructors & Ranges

Business and individual liability issues for instructors, trainers, and ranges including steps to avoid allegations of negligent training, premises liability, and firearms incidences

Federal & State Appeals

Federal and state appeals to challenge adverse verdicts and lower court decisions