Firearms Legal Issues

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


Obtaining and Maintaining FFL and other Licenses

Legal services for new businesses, including:
— Working with clients to prepare and file forms for Name Reservation, Certificate of Formation, and Assumed Name Certificate
— Preparing Operating/Company Agreements, required Registered Agent Consent forms, and Post-Formation Letters
— Preparing Buy-Sell Agreements

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; preparation of customer waivers unique for the needs of each business


Restoration of Firearms Possession

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

Firearm Transfers

Consultations regarding the possession and transfer of firearms (including possession of firearms, “assault weapons,” and NFA firearms)

Consultations With Attorneys

— Consultations with 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