Find Lawyers in Chicago, Illinois for Municipal Law
As bond and underwriter's counsel, Lewis Greenbaum advises state and local governments, nonprofits and public-private partnerships on a range of general obligation and revenue bond financings. With a public finance practice spanning more than 40 years, Lew has been involved in hundreds of high-profile public projects and public-private partnerships. Lew also advises on public finance legislation. He is the co-author of the Local Government Debt Reform Act and the Municipal Bond Reform Act, tw...
Julie Seymour represents and counsels banks and borrowers, including hospitals, health systems, educational and cultural institutions and long-term care providers; governmental issuers; underwriters; and trustees in connection with tax-exempt and taxable financings. Since 1990, Julie has been involved in billions of dollars of tax-exempt bond financings, including fixed and variable rate structures, as well as secured and unsecured lending transactions. What do you focus on? In my finance pra...
Gretchen Sherwood is an attorney in our Project Finance and Public Finance group, that advises nonprofit borrowers, underwriters, and banks in connection with tax-exempt and taxable financings, strategy, and compliance issues. She also represents health care entities and nonprofit organizations in connection with various corporate matters. Gretchen also serves on the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. What do you focus on? I regularly serve as underwriter’s counsel or bank counsel on fina...
Municipal Law Definition
Attorneys who practice municipal law act as a municipality’s attorney for all legal matters or special counsel for specific legal matters. Municipal attorneys also assist in ensuring that the day-to-day operations of the municipality and any matters enacted by its governing body comply with local, state, and federal laws. These laws include those that may affect any potential liability of the municipality and those elected or appointed individuals and employees involved in its operations. The practice of municipal law encompasses a wide range of issues including, but not limited to the scope of the municipality’s police power, employment, and labor issues, real estate, zoning and land use matters, economic development, imposition of taxes, public bidding and contracts, tax assessments, environmental regulations, and access to public meetings and public information.
Municipal attorneys can also act as private legal counsel, providing services for individuals, partnerships, corporations, and other entities in their encounters, both adversarial and non-adversarial, with governmental entities.
Finally, a municipal attorney may act as an advocate for municipalities and private entities before various courts, administrative agencies, and the municipality’s various boards and commissions.
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