“when you’ve done everything correct and something still goes wrong” TM

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Knowledgeable Legal Guidance

Means So Much When Your Childcare License Is At Risk

Issues such as how to respond to a Notice of Administrative Action charging your center or daycare with a Class 1 or 2 violation, effectively training your employees about legal and licensing standards, protecting your School Readiness or VPK funding, appearing before the ELC for a Due Process Hearing, or dealing with similar issues as a licensed childcare facility in Florida, may at first seem overwhelming and scary, like being a character in a horror movie. Let me, Eric B. Epstein, a Florida and New York licensed attorney with 25+ years’ experience, help you!  In addition to being an attorney, I  am a recently-former hands-on owner of a large licensed preschool in West Palm Beach. I may not be able to eliminate your legal problem, but I will be there to guide you, comfort you and assist you as not only your lawyer, but a friend as well. I’ve walked in your shoes. I understand the issues from the perspective of an owner/operator and attorney.

More About Me

My Principles


It is a sad fact that lawyers are the butt of many jokes. We don’t have great reputations for integrity, and are seen as simply being money-hungry. I can’t promise you that I can change that feeling for all lawyers. However, I can promise that after letting me represent you, the last adjective you would use to describe me is money-hungry or dishonest. As the father of a significantly disabled child, I have learned all too well that life is more than about money and making a quick dime off someone else. I truly want to make a difference in your business, and help you to efficiently, easily and painlessly navigate the challenging situation that brought you to me.

Client Communications

It is my firm belief that you, as my client, are entitled to receive ongoing communications about the current status of your case. One principle that I firmly believe in is responsive communications; that is, I will promptly reply to your phone call, email or text, as soon as reasonably practical.

In Your Shoes

As not only an attorney, but as a former owner-operator of a large private preschool in West Palm Beach from 2009-2016, I can definitively state that I have  “walked in your shoes.” I am fully aware that understanding you and your situation is vital to a successful attorney-client relationship. I intuitively understand this business and industry, not only from a business perspective, but as a former FACCM Board Member as well. I promise to understand you, respect you and do my best to comfort you through your legal dilemma and its resolution process.


Eric B. Epstein, Esq.

When You Need a Former Childcare Center Owner, and Skilled, Knowledgable and Experienced Childcare Licensing & Business Lawyer Throughout the State of Florida

I owned and operated a large preschool in West Palm Beach from 2009-2016.  handled all day-to-day operations of the school, including ELC, Gold Seal, Strong Minds, Quality Counts, Food Program, Accreditation, SR and VPK.  In addition, I am licensed to practice law in both the States of Florida and New York and have over 25+ years of legal experience. When your childcare license is on the line, or you are facing-off against DCF or ELC and their team of lawyers, it is helpful to have someone on your side who intimately understands the childcare business, and, most importantly, has lived your life and understands the fear and uncertainty you are experiencing. I am “TheWiz4ChildcareBiz™.”