Municipal Law & Finance

Municipal law refers to the collection of laws and rules governing the operation of municipal corporations, including counties, cities, towns and villages. Our firm acts as general counsel for a number of towns and villages and is retained by numerous other municipalities to represent them on a variety of matters.

In representing our clients, our lawyers practicing in this area:

  • Negotiate collective bargaining agreements with public employee union and non-union bargaining units
  • Provide legal services, including acting as bond counsel, in connection with financing capital projects through the issuance of bonds and bond anticipation notes
  • Prepare and review a wide variety of contracts including construction contracts and inter-municipal agreements
  • Provide general advice regarding operation of the government
  • Advise governmental boards including planning and zoning boards
  • Provide a full range of legal services concerning our clients’ responsibilities under various Federal and State laws

We also represent our municipal clients in various litigated matters, including:

  • Public Employment Relations Board matters
  • Arbitrations regarding employee grievances, disciplinary hearings under the Civil Service law
  • Real estate tax assessment proceedings
  • Local law enforcement
  • All types of discrimination claims
  • Unemployment insurance claims

Please feel free to contact any of our attorneys who engage in this practice: