Overview

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

Providing Valuable Resources to Municipalities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Connecticut municipalities have come to rely upon Pullman & Comley for a full range of legal services and advice.   As the coronavirus continues, we recognize the additional pressure placed on local governments and the numerous issues they face related to opening schools safely, COVID-19 vaccines and the workplace, assistance with applications for federal funding and potentially lasting cuts to education and infrastructure.

We invite you to subscribe to our blogs, which may provide you with additional guidance on a number of key topics:

  • Working Together provides commentary and insights from the attorneys of Pullman & Comley’s Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Law practice on workplace topics including labor and employment law, counseling and training, litigation, immigration law and union issues, as well as employee benefits and ERISA matters; and 
  • Education Law Notes covers legal matters that pertain to public school districts, private schools, colleges and universities ranging from issues in academics, labor and employment and gender equality to disability rights, social media, bullying and administrative policies and procedures. 

Visit our website’s Covid-19 Resource page for links to the latest alerts and webinars providing guidance on key issues of concern to municipalities and other clients. A recent sampling of these include:

WORKING TOGETHER WEBINAR SERIES: - Part III: Trends, New Law and Guidance in Employee Benefits, and Recent Developments in Union Organizing and Negotiations

BUSINESS LAW ALERT: What’s New this Week with PPP Loans? Deadline for Eligible Borrowers is March 31, 2021 – January 25, 2021

WORKING TOGETHER: When Push Comes to Shove: Should Employers Require Their Employees to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?– January 26, 2021

WORKING TOGETHER: US DOL Issues New Enforcement Guidance on Electronic Workplace Posters and Telemedicine under the FMLA – January 11, 2021

WORKING TOGETHER: EEOC Issues Guidance on Employer COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates – December 18, 2020

BANKRUPTCY ALERT: New Bankruptcy Relief Provisions Brought to You by the 2021 Federal Appropriations Act – December 31.2020

MUNICIPAL LAW ALERT: Governor Lamont Restores Municipal Tax Relief Programs for January 2021 – December 21, 2020

REAL ESTATE ALERT: Executive Order 9L Extends All CT Executive Orders Until February 2021 – November 17, 2020 

To ensure that you receive invites to upcoming webinars and mailings on key topics, please register to be added to our mailing list. 

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