Municipal law covers a wide range of areas which include, but are not limited to, police power, zoning, education policies, public utilities, and property taxes.
Cities, counties, and other municipal entities are municipal corporations, but they are very unique compared to a commercial business entity. Municipal law covers a wide range of areas which include, but are not limited to, police power, zoning, education policies, public utilities, and property taxes. In terms of liability, municipalities have certain protections offered by various forms of governmental immunity, which are not applicable to private entities. Municipalities also have responsibility to draft ordinances and other policies which must conform to higher law, including a state statute, a state constitution, federal law, and the United States Constitution.
At Mellon Pries Kowalski, P.C., we have the experience to both counsel municipal clients in the effective ways to avoid the potential for liability through proper consideration of issues before a municipality takes action, and effectively advocate for municipal clients once the potential for liability has arisen. We can assist municipal clients in understanding the protections afforded, and liabilities imposed, by the law applicable to governmental entities. We understand the distinct nature of municipalities, and the public trust with which they must carry out governance.