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.
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News & Insights
- Law360, 10.03.2022
- NewHavenBIZ, 05.05.2021
- Mystic Marriott Hotel, Groton, 11.18.2022
- Freedom of Information Act Author Mark Sommaruga to Speak at Connecticut Conference of Municipalities ConferenceMohegan Sun, 11.01.2022
- Zoom Webinar, 08.31.2022
- Connecticut DCP Clarifies that Municipalities with Fewer than 25,000 Residents Can Host One Licensed Retail Cannabis Facility and One Micro Cultivation Facility12.16.2021
- Increased Investor & Rating Agency Interest in Cybersecurity and Climate Change Disclosure in Municipal Bond Issuances11.16.2021
- UConn’s Connecticut Brownfields Initiative to Provide Support to Municipal Entities and Others Who Are Seeking EPA Brownfield Assessment and Cleanup Grants06.18.2021
- Executive Order 10E and the Municipal Budget Process in 2021: Similar (But Not Quite Back) to "Normal"04.13.2021
- Governor Lamont Declares Continuing State of Emergency, Extends Executive Emergency Powers Through February 9, 202109.04.2020
Areas Of Concentration
Pullman & Comley attorneys have been closely monitoring the legal implications for businesses, municipalities, educational institutions and other organizations of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, and have been responding to a broad range of client questions. For your reference, we have summarized recent publications and blog posts authored by our attorneys here: FOCUS: Responding to COVID-19.