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ATF Licensing

We are experts at advising clients in obtaining licenses issued by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms & Explosive (“ATF”).  ATF issues licenses for members of the firearms industry (“Federal Firearms License” or “FFL) and explosives industry (“Federal Explosives License” or “FEL” and “Federal Explosives Permit” or “FEP”) industries.   

Our FFL lawyers and ATF license lawyers handle simple and complex license applications.   

Importantly, despite what you may read on the internet, there is no such thing as a simple application.  Even a simple operation with owners and responsible persons with pristine backgrounds can have an application denied if it is not correct.  If ATF denies a license application – regardless of the reason - an applicant must disclose that denial on any subsequent applications and that can create problems. For that reason it is essential to get the application correct the first time.   

There is most definitely such thing as a complex license application and our FFL lawyers and ATF license lawyers have likely dealt with more complex FFL applications than any law firm in the country.  Generally, a complex license application involves owners or responsible persons who have been affiliated with a previously revoked FFL, who are related by blood or marriage to a previously revoked licensee (or owner or responsible person), or who seek an FFL at a premises where an FFL has been revoked.  

We have a process for assisting with license applications and license inspections that works.  Our process involves careful planning, precision, and complete transparency.  Assuming that a client is qualified and follows our careful advice - have a 100% success rate.  

Our firm prices legal services competitively and is flexible with fee arrangements.  We work with clients to identify the cost of the services they need (tailoring that cost to the relative complexity of services) and identify the best fee arrangement for the client.