Municipal law, which governs the operation of cities and towns and regulates the delivery of essential services, is the body of law that has the most immediate impact on ordinary citizens. By controlling police, fire departments, public schools and garbage pickup, municipal law significantly affects a community’s quality of life. Municipal law is also the place where theoretical Constitutional protections are put to the test, as zoning decisions clash with private property rights, parking restrictions aid or impede commerce, and elections preserve or subvert democratic rule. Maistelman & Associates, LLC has been actively engaged in municipal law since 1994. Maistelman & Associates, LLC provides a full range of municipal services, including:
- Administrative Hearings
- Building Code Issues
- Land Use
- Contract Review & Drafting Ordinances
- And more…
Litigation on behalf of local government
Too often, economic development that would benefit an overwhelming majority is hindered by a small, non-representative group. Red tape at the state or federal level can also stymie progress. When a city ordinance, practice or development stirs up conflict with state and federal agencies, community groups or individual residents, our municipal law attorney provides robust representation to protect the interests of the city in service of the people it represents.
Counseling city officers and elected officials on compliance issues
Newly elected officials often require education on the differences in standard operating procedures between the public and private sectors. This can also be true for veteran city managers. We have the knowledge, experience and resources to inform responsible officers about the requirements of open meeting and open records laws, the code of ethics and numerous other problems frequently faced by local entities. We can even assist in drafting ordinances to avoid conflict with existing precedent.