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We are an elite criminal defense law firm, that emphasizes providing the best service and professionalism to all clients. We service a curated clientele nationwide – that expect the best from their lawyer. We handle tough criminal defense and legal situations that require deep knowledge, experience, dedication, and excellence in order to win. We have over 50 years of combined experience, handling national and international cases.

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The Spodek Law Group is one of the most successful law firms in the USA. Our success comes from the fact we are attentive to details, and take a very pragmatic approach to each and every single case. Our clients turn to us for realistic advice – so they can make the appropriate decisions they need to make personally. Our goal is to make sure your case ends in a positive outcome, not only personally – but for your family as well.


SNAP Appeal Attorney – Reverse Your Disqualification

If you have received a letter from the United States Department of Agriculture regarding your participation in SNAP, you may think it will only contain good news. However, these letters usually bring anything but good news to their recipients. In most cases, a USDA letter means your EBT Retailer application has been denied, your store is facing a suspension of at least six months from accepting EBT benefits, or the USDA is planning to permanently disqualify you from owning or operating a store that accepts EBT benefits. While this may sound impossible to overturn, the fact is mistakes are often made in these situations. To make sure you have the legal representation necessary to win your case, turn to a SNAP appeal attorney who understands how to get these decisions reversed.

Denying a Retailer Application
In many situations, the USDA will decide to deny a retailer’s application to participate in SNAP and have an EBT machine in their store. As to why these applications are denied, the reasons can vary. In many situations, the USDA denies an application based on the prior suspension of one of your family members, determines your business lacks what it calls “business integrity and reputation,” or mistakenly places your business in the category of an “ineligible firm.” While these mistakes can be remedied by the USDA, the agency is not known for its willingness to admit its mistakes and make the necessary changes. Because of this, an appeal of the decision against you is extremely important, which is why you should never hesitate to contact a SNAP appeal attorney who specializes in getting decisions reversed for their clients.

A Short Time to Appeal
Once you receive your USDA letter regarding a decision made against you, you will only have a very short time in which to start the appeals process. In fact, you may only have as little as 10 days in which to contact your SNAP appeal attorney and get an appeal filed for an Administrative Review. Since you of course need as much evidence as possible to support your case, you should speak to your attorney immediately to make sure no details are overlooked.

Six-Month Suspension
Should you be the victim of a six-month suspension by the USDA, you should be aware that if you fail to properly appeal your suspension, it could turn into a permanent disqualification. Since the loss of revenue for your business during the suspension will severely impact your financial future, letting this suspension become fixed could put you out of business altogether. Once a suspension is placed against your business, you have little choice but to appeal the decision. However, be aware that the USDA fights hard against getting any of its decisions reversed, especially those pertaining to suspensions or disqualifications. Therefore, plan for a hard fight to get the results you seek by hiring an attorney who is not afraid to take the fight directly to the USDA from the very beginning.

Permanent DQ–The Most Severe Punishment
While a permanent disqualification from SNAP is the most severe punishment handed down by the USDA, it is also the punishment that is used far more than necessary in most situations. Nevertheless, always take this form of punishment very seriously, since the USDA has no intention of negotiating with you on this matter. Thus, any DQ placed on your business cannot be withdrawn unless you make a formal legal appeal to do so by working with an experienced SNAP appeal attorney.

What About Financial Penalties?
If you want another reason to get your disqualification reversed, you should carefully consider the financial penalties that may accompany your disqualification. Usually levied against businesses that have been found guilty of SNAP trafficking, these financial penalties could still be in place decades after your permanent disqualification. Known as the Transfer Civil Money Penalty, or TCMP, you may be facing a fine of as much as $59,000 should you choose to sell or close your business. In addition, there is no timeframe for enacting this penalty, meaning you could get a bill from the federal government many years after the original incident. Once you receive your USDA letter stating the agency is imposing this fine on you, start the appeals process at once. Otherwise, the fine will be imposed on you, and very aggressive collection tactics will follow to ensure you pay the government what it is owed.

Don’t Handle Your Appeal Alone
Should you decide to take on the USDA without an experienced and knowledgeable SNAP appeal attorney by your side each step of the way, all you will accomplish is making the government’s job in court much easier. Unlike standard court cases, these appeals are often more difficult due to the limits placed on defendants to rebut the government’s arguments and evidence. Thus, even if you chose to answer the USDA Charge Letter on your own, chances are you were not able to fully explain your situation in great detail. To give yourself the best possible chance of seeing your disqualification reversed, you should contact a SNAP appeal attorney quickly to discuss your case in much more detail.

A Long, Complex Process
Finally, the appeals process in these situations is quite long, and can last for weeks or even months depending on the complexities associated with your permanent disqualification. While it will be very frustrating for you while you await a decision from the USDA, this does not mean the results will not ultimately be in your favor. Therefore, don’t let your emotions get the best of you along the way. Rather, listen to your SNAP appeal attorney and make the best of a bad situation while your case plays out in court.

Charle Butler
Charle Butler
I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!



Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them enough.

~ David Bruce

Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet.

~ Rowlin Garcia

Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind.

~ Francis Anim

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"Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them..."

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"Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet."

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"Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind."

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