As an entrepreneur or business owner in Maryland, you are probably already aware of the fact that you can’t start any new endeavor without obtaining some kind of state or county license or permit. What you might not be aware of, however, is what a hassle it can be to get the permit you need and how easy it is to lose. Our experienced team is prepared to navigate the licensing and permitting maze in several Maryland counties and the District of Columbia. Whether you are applying for a new license or looking to renew an existing one, you can trust us to guide you through the process.

Our Boutique Firm Provides One-on-One Attention

At multi-partner mega-firms, licensing and permitting issues are often relegated to paralegals or interns. At Scudder Legal, however, you won’t be brushed off in favor of more complicated cases. We are committed to providing our commercial clients with personalized service and top-notch legal advice. Scudder Legal only accepts cases they can see through to conclusion efficiently and effectively. With a personal touch and without the delays and overhead of a top-heavy firm, we are able to provide services that make you feel more like a partner than an anonymous client.

Nearly Every Commercial Enterprise Requires Some Kind of License or Permit

The list of required business licenses and industry permits required in Prince George’s County alone will make your head spin. Add to that a myriad of state requirements, and your business could be buried in paperwork before you even get off the ground. Allow attorney Traci Scudder to assist you with the process of applying for, renewing, and defending the commercial licenses and permits your business needs, including licenses for:

  • Building contractors
  • Electrical contractors
  • Mobile vendors
  • Motor vehicle repair facilities
  • Secondhand dealers
  • Short-term rentals
  • Single-family rentals
  • Multi-family rentals
  • In-home daycare providers
  • Pet and animal businesses

The bottom line is that most businesses, including wholesalers and retailers, need a general business license at the very least. If you are buying and reselling goods, you will need a trader’s license in the state of Maryland. Landlords, regardless of the number and types of properties they are renting out, all require some kind of license. Scudder Legal can help you determine what you need, how to apply, and when to renew. Our firm can also represent you before licensing boards if you are found to be in violation of your license or permit.

We Have Proven Success With Restaurant Clients

The greater DC metropolitan area is known for diverse, innovative cuisine and novel food and beverage business models. Whether you are hoping to cash in on the craft cocktail craze, have dreams of ramping up a brewery operation, or want to share your gift of matching wine with food, you should know that restaurants are among the most heavily regulated industries in the state. Our team is ready to help you get the licenses and permits you need. We look forward to helping your hospitality businesses with obtaining and renewing:

  • Liquor licenses
  • Building permits
  • Food service permits
  • Entertainment licenses
  • Public dance licenses
  • Food truck licenses
  • After-hours club licenses

We are extremely knowledgeable and experienced with liquor licenses and can help you determine which class of license best meets your needs depending on whether you serve food, want customers to consume alcohol on or off your property, require membership, want to sell on Sundays, provide entertainment, and many other factors. Allow us to do the legwork and clear the path for your compliance in the county where your business is located.

We also defend restaurants charged with code violations before the state liquor board and other entities. Being properly licensed and remaining compliant with industry regulations are essential to the operation of a successful restaurant. Allow us to be your legal partners.

Contact Scudder Legal With Your Licensing & Permitting Concerns

Local ordinances require local expertise. If you are a business owner in Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, Anne Arundel County, or the District of Columbia, fill out the form on this page to find out how Scudder Legal can help you obtain, maintain, or transfer a commercial license or permit. We only accept cases when we know we can provide effective, efficient service, so you don’t have to worry about wasting your time. Contact us online or call 240-273-3294 to get started.