Complete and expert industry regulatory and compliance assistance, including without limitation, contractor licensure, wage and hour, DOL, IRS, EPA, OSHA, FTC, FCC, internal & government investigations, internal policies, risk-assessments, trends and developments.

We are not experts in regulatory and compliance law, we are experts in home remodeling regulatory and compliance law. As such, BLLP’s expertise is focused on the topics previously discussed, and in defending our clients from state and federal agency investigations on industry practices.

Our specialization in this sector is ensuring the client and its dealers have proper quality control procedures in place based on the dangers we have identified for the industry over the past three decades.  We also provide detailed counsel on licensure across state agencies, as well as the necessary licensure required to successfully defend an attack on related topics.  For example, does the 1099-based independent contract installer have proper registration as a Renovation Firm with the EPA and state-based licensure as a contractor?  Was the marketing sweepstake correctly registered with the State of Florida and Rhode Island before it went to press?

In regard to customer-based regulatory concerns, we focus on the creation of compliant consumer-facing paperwork and forms, in a plain-English and non-threatening manner, but with specialized business protections built in, in addition to standard legal compliance clauses.

Unfortunately, rarely does a day pass without Congress, a federal agency, or a state legislature introducing, working on, or enacting a new law or rule that makes operating a remodeling or home improvement business more complicated. Failure to comply with these laws or rules subjects manufacturers and contractors to an ever-increasing risk of litigation, judgments, and ruinous fines. State and federal agencies are constantly launching initiatives to crack down on conduct and activities considered illegal, unethical, undesirable, or simply “bad”. What was “under the radar” yesterday can quickly become the #1 issue in our industry the very next day. We have seen this most recently with California, New York, Illinois, Connecticut and a host of other states specifically targeting the construction and remodeling industry.

We take the “pulse” of the industry every day, carefully track the progress of proposed laws and rules, and engage state and federal agencies to shape the rules that affect industry, and monitor what enforcement actions are occurring against contractors and manufacturers. We design and help clients implement policies and procedures to ensure compliance with whatever becomes law. Merely understanding law relating to, for example, telemarketing, worker classification or the EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule is not enough; clients must be able to incorporate compliance into their day-to-day operations in a workable, defendable, and business-like manner.