Municipal Law

Municipal Law includes local government law, land development law, litigation and general business law. Nichols & Eberth is available to handle all aspects of municipal law including but not limited to the following areas:

  • Special counsel to special districts, townships and cities.
  • Litigation of land use matters as defense counsel to municipalities, including governmental immunity and condemnation cases.
  • Defense of local governments, including law enforcement officials, against civil rights suits brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983.
  • Employment law, including defense of wrongful discharge cases, public employee collective bargaining, the Fair Labor Standards Act and other types of federal regulation, and development of policies, procedures, contracts and ordinances that help the public employer avoid liability.
  • Election law, including representation of both petitioners and municipalities for initiative, referendum and recall special elections.
  • Construction contract drafting and construction claims litigation.
  • Drafting ordinances.
  • Eminent domain actions.
  • Water resources and environmental regulation.

A function of our position as Special Counsel for various municipalities is to keep ourselves and our clients abreast of proposed and adopted legislation.