Our Local Government practice group provides representation in a broad spectrum of matters involving Maryland governmental entities, including public finance, employment law, construction disputes, law enforcement, and litigation on a wide range of issues pertinent to local governments.
We have over 70 years of combined experience with local governments.
Each of our group’s two principals has focused on certain aspects of local government law for over 35 years. One has concentrated in public finance. The other has significant “in-house” experience with a Maryland county where he handled both litigation and transactional matters. We are accustomed to being engaged for discrete matters or issues and appreciate the importance of coordinating seamlessly with appointed county or municipal attorneys (unless local counsel has a conflict of interest).
We understand the issues faced by Maryland local governments.
We serve as transaction counsel and as litigation counsel. We are knowledgeable in a wide range of issues faced by Maryland local governments, including:
- Borrowings (public finance)
- Environmental law
- Employment law
- Civil litigation, including complex civil litigation
- Education law
- Law enforcement officers
- Alcoholic beverage control matters
- Zoning and land use disputes
- Contract and construction disputes, including mechanic’s lien and payment and performance bond claims
- Capital projects
- Tax differential issues
- Administrative processes
- Election laws
- Open Meetings Act compliance
- Public Information Act compliance
We’re government-focused and provide counsel across the State of Maryland.
We serve clients across Maryland and understand how Maryland’s local governments differ from one another. We do not represent parties that have interests adverse to local governments and our public finance practitioner focuses on serving as bond counsel or as issuer’s counsel in public purpose financings.