Licensing (FFL, SOT, Import / Export)
There are a multitude of licenses required to enter and subsequently operate within the industry. Orchid Law can guide businesses through the process to obtain their licenses to begin operations and subsequent licenses and permits necessary to expand their manufacturing operations or sales reach.
ATF Inspection Matters and Annual Service Programs
A&D Books, NFA Forms, Forms 4473, import and export paperwork, and many other records and business actions; each present dozens of opportunities for misunderstanding, mistakes, and ultimately, citation. Orchid Law can educate businesses where they stand with respect to ATF’s requirements, present a picture of risk and educate the business on how to reduce that risk, all under the protection of attorney-client privilege when permissible.
GCA, NFA, and Arms Export Control Act (AECA)
Companies operating in the firearms industry are obligated to follow thousands of laws, regulations, interpretations, agency rulings, and court decisions on a day to day basis. Every business decision has to be informed by this web of complex – and often confusing – set of conditions. Orchid Law operates exclusively in the firearms industry and can act as a trusted business partner to educate and help your business operate within this network of requirements.
State and Local Firearms Laws
Assault weapons laws. NFA prohibitions. Parts restrictions. The 50 states have unique firearms laws that can impact your business beyond the federal requirements. Orchid Law can help navigate this additional layer of firearms laws.
Innovation keeps the industry moving forward and generates new and exciting firearms, parts, and accessories. However, without proper planning and consideration of applicable requirements, innovation can generate legal trouble. Orchid Law can help your company develop and launch new products and create new market demand.
Commercial / Transactional Matters Including eCommerce
You may be starting a new company and need to create your standard documents. Perhaps your company is presented with a complex transaction which requires the services of an attorney. Maybe you have not reviewed your sales or purchase terms since they have been created and they have not evolved with the law (which is always moving; something those in the firearms industry are familiar with!). Orchid Law can provide transactional services whether traditional or non-traditional (e.g., eCommerce).
Corporate Compliance and Due Diligence
In today’s regulatory environment, companies in every industry must ensure they meet certain standards for compliance with myriad regulatory regimes and implement best practices to achieve compliance. Whether you desire to conduct an internal compliance audit or are undergoing a merger or acquisition, Orchid Law can investigate and present executive leadership with a risk-based assessment of your company’s corporate compliance program