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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Litigation - Municipal
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  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Litigation - Municipal
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Individuals Nonprofit / Charities Law Municipal Law Employment Law - Management Commercial Litigation Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Municipal Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
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  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Municipal Law Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Litigation - Municipal
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  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Public Finance Law Municipal Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Oxford, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Insurance Law Municipal Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Litigation - Municipal
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Commercial Litigation Litigation - Municipal Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Government Relations Practice Municipal Law Litigation - Municipal Education Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Municipal Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Public Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Municipal Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Labor and Employment Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Iselin, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Litigation - Construction Construction Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Municipal
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  • Location:
    Okemos, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Energy Law Land Use and Zoning Law Appellate Practice Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Municipal
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  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - Banking and Finance Utilities Law Corporate Governance Law Municipal Law Financial Services Regulation Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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  • Location:
    San Jose, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Farmington Hills, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Danbury, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Elder Law Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Litigation - Municipal
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  • Location:
    St. Charles, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Okemos, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Municipal Municipal Law Environmental Law
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  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Municipal Law Economic Development Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Litigation - Municipal Construction Law Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Municipal Law Water Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Environmental Native American Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Municipal Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Municipal Law Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    Tysons Corner, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Oshkosh, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Oxford, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Land Use and Zoning Law Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Orange, Connecticut Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Litigation - Municipal
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  • Location:
    Farmington Hills, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Doylestown, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Individuals Employment Law - Management Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Education Law Administrative / Regulatory Law
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Municipal Law Banking and Finance Law Project Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Municipal Law Economic Development Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Municipal Law Construction Law Environmental Law Litigation - Construction Litigation - Environmental Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Oxford, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Civil Rights Law Litigation - Municipal Municipal Law Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Reston, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Municipal Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Overland Park, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Mobile, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Litigation - Real Estate Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Public Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Lake Oswego, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Food and Beverage Law Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Public Finance Law Municipal Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Municipal Municipal Law Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Administrative / Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Municipal Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Lansing, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Overland Park, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Municipal Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Municipal Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Project Finance Law Municipal Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Okemos, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Spokane, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Corporate Compliance Law Commercial Litigation Municipal Law Financial Services Regulation Law Corporate Governance Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Franchise Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Real Estate Law Corporate Law Commercial Finance Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Project Finance Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Equipment Finance Law Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Municipal
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Litigation - Municipal
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  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Municipal Municipal Law Communications Law
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  • Location:
    Lansing, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Utilities Law Energy Law Public Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Municipal Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Mobile, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Land Use and Zoning Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Litigation - Bankruptcy Municipal Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Municipal Law Project Finance Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Municipal Law Education Law
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  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    St. Charles, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Public Finance Law Project Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Municipal Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates Mergers and Acquisitions Law Project Finance Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Public Finance Law Municipal Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Municipal Law Litigation - Bankruptcy
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law Energy Law

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Practice Area Definition

Municipal Law Definition

Municipal law is specific to a particular county, city, town, or township, or other district or governmental entity possessing corporate status and usually its own governing body. Generally, governmental subdivisions are referred to as municipalities. Municipalities derive their authority from the supreme power in the state and are typically operated by varying forms of governing bodies comprised of elected and/or appointed officials who are responsible for directing the affairs of the municipality through the promulgation of laws, policies, and regulations.     

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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Municipal law is specific to a particular county, city, town, or township, or other district or governmental entity possessing corporate status and usually its own governing body. Generally, governmental subdivisions are referred to as municipalities. Municipalities derive their authority from the supreme power in the state and are typically operated by varying forms of governing bodies comprised of elected and/or appointed officials who are responsible for directing the affairs of the municipality through the promulgation of laws, policies, and regulations.     

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.