Municipal Law

Pullman & Comley offers a full range of legal services to assist town governments, departments, and authorities.  Our attorneys have considerable experience representing:

  • Towns, boroughs and taxing districts
  • Police and fire departments and other state and municipal commissions, boards, agencies, authorities and officers
  • Residential, downtown, transit, sewer, utility, redevelopment, special services and other districts and political subdivisions

A number of our attorneys have served on municipal and state boards and commissions, and understand the importance of accountability and protocol to the entities and officers discharging their administrative duties at all levels of government.  The group is multidisciplinary in nature, calling upon the experience of our labor and employment, public finance, zoning and land use, environmental, general municipal law, construction and litigation attorneys.  We provide counsel on the following:

  • Statutory and regulatory compliance, financing and grants, freedom of information and public access requirements
  • Revenue collections, special legislation, utilities issues, environmental cleanups and brownfields redevelopment
  • Collection of real, personal, utility and other tax delinquencies from individual and corporate debtors
  • Writing, revising, and enforcing charters, ordinances, rules, regulations and interlocal agreements
  • Constitutional and jurisdictional powers as well as formation, management, consolidation and dissolution issues
  • Litigation, arbitration, condemnation, civil rights, labor relations and employment, and disputes with members, residents, and third parties
  • All aspects of municipal labor relations including public sector bargaining
  • Contracting, insurance coverage, computer technologies, zoning and land use, construction and governmental investigations
  • All aspects of land use regulation and compliance, including defense of appeals from planning and zoning commissions, zoning board of appeals, conservation commissions and inland wetland agencies 
  • Affordable housing, open space, watercourses and riparian rights and energy production facilities