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General Legal Counsel

If you need a highly respected, highly responsive legal team, you’re looking in the right place.

We serve as the municipal general legal counsel more than one hundred Township Boards, Village Councils, and City Commissions all over Michigan. Many of our municipal attorneys serve in elected or appointed leadership positions in their own communities, so we understand the diverse needs of local governments and that ultimately, the role of a municipal attorney is to serve the citizens of the communities we represent. Our municipal team is experienced and dedicated to providing practical and timely general legal counsel advice to our clients aimed at pursuing the public good.

Some of the services we provide as general counsel include:

  • Drafting and review of ordinances and public contracts
  • Board governance including application of the Open Meetings Act
  • Freedom of Information Act compliance
  • Duties of public officers and conflicts of interest
  • Representation in transactional and real estate matters
  • Right to Farm Act issues
  • Annexation and 425 Agreement
  • Constitutional law issues
  • Riparian and Water Law issues
  • Training and seminars
  • Election Law including drafting of ballot proposals
  • Cell tower leases
  • Metro Act compliance

Have questions about our general legal counsel services? If you’d like to learn more, please reach out by phone at (616) 632-8000 or fill out our online form.

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