Local Government

Our Local Government Practice Group provides representation in a broad spectrum of matters involving Maryland governmental entities, including public finance, municipal law, litigation, and law enforcement.

We have over 75 years of combined experience with local governments.

Our experience is broad and deep. Each of our group’s principals has focused on local government law for over 25 years. One of our principals has served as city or town attorney to Maryland municipalities for nearly 30 years, encountering almost every issue local government general counsel can face. We appreciate the importance of coordinating seamlessly with appointed county, city, or town attorneys unless local counsel has a conflict of interest.

We’re government-focused and provide counsel across the State of Maryland.

We serve as general counsel, transaction counsel, and litigation counsel. We are knowledgeable and experienced in almost all issues faced by Maryland local governments, including:

  • Borrowings
  • Development and land use, including annexations and zoning
  • Code enforcement
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Budget adoption and amendment
  • Capital projects
  • Procurement
  • Intergovernmental joint ventures
  • Legislative drafting
  • Administrative processes
  • Ethics
  • Election laws
  • Open Meetings Act compliance
  • Public Information Act compliance
  • Law enforcement

We understand the issues faced by Maryland local governments.

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​—even our public finance practitioner focuses on serving as bond counsel or as issuer’s counsel in public purpose financings.

OUR TEAM

Lindsey A. Rader

​​​Local Government

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Jefferson L. Blomquist

Local Government

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Elissa Levan

​Municipal Law

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Quick Facts

In the past 15 years, we've provided bond counsel representation to

42 of Maryland’s 157 municipalities, six of Maryland’s 23 counties, and one sanitary district.

We have experience

representing local governments of all sizes, from the smallest to some of the largest.

Group attorneys have represented local governments

before an array of judicial and administrative fora.

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