LOCAL AND QUASI-GOVERNMENT CLIENT REPRESENTATION
Our attorneys represent local governments and quasi-government entities in a variety of litigation and transactional matters. Having defended local governments in large-scale breach of contract disputes, we are well-equipped with the practical knowledge and experience that our government clients need to review and prepare contracts with various vendors, other government entities, and service providers. Gambling with contract language is costly. Public officials need someone who knows how to avoid expensive mistakes and vague language that could end up costing taxpayers thousands of dollars. We help you prepare language that protects your local government. Misspending government funds could result in personal liability. We help you eliminate that risk and craft language that best meets your objectives.
We also represent local governments in litigation including zoning disputes, tax appeals, breach of contract disputes, declaratory judgments, quiet title matters, contract enforcement, employment discrimination, and civil rights violations to name a few. Local governments need attorneys that understand that litigation is usually a means to an end – the end being no more litigation and no more legal fees. We will provide effective legal representation. Our decades of experience in the political environment uniquely position us to anticipate the concerns of our elected officials and the public relations issues that litigation often creates. We keep officials informed and counsel them regarding the likely impact of the litigation on the image of the local government and its leaders. We also advise leaders on how best to manage press and citizen inquiry and concern and how to effectively communicate with the public.
PRIVATE BUSINESS, NON-PROFITS, AND INDIVIDUAL CLIENT REPRESENTATION
Every private business, non-profit, and individual will at some point find themselves opposite of a government entity or regulatory agency. We are here to help. We know the framework upon which local governments and regulatory entities are built and within which they must operate. We know your rights and your remedies. If you find yourself, your business, or your organization opposite of a government or quasi-government entity, we can help. We represent clients in matters involving zoning dispute, development efforts, property rights, contract procurement, and more. We help you prepare to address your local board or commission or assist you in defending your rights against government action.
The importance and costs of non-compliance with laws and regulations continues to increase. Our knowledge of state and local regulations makes us well-positioned to help clients creatively and effectively address regulatory and compliance issues.