In Need of a Municipal Lawyer in Montgomery or Bucks County?
The municipal lawyers in our Doylestown and Norristown law offices work with townships and boroughs, zoning hearing boards, municipal authorities, and other government agencies. They also support other concerns like bond counsel to government agencies and authorities, contract negotiation and advice on public contract and bidding matters, representation of government agencies on organizational and regulatory matters, drafting of municipal ordinances, land use and zoning matters, and litigation.
Our law firm provides Municipal Legal Services and Government Legal Services, including:
- Solicitor Services
- Eminent Domain & Condemnation Proceedings
- Easements and Rights of Way
- Environmental issues
- Employment and Labor Law
- Home Rule Charter Law
- Local Taxation, Enforcement, and Collections
- Public Contracting
- Zoning, Subdivision & Land Development
- Municipal Litigation
- Code Enforcement
- Right to Know
- Real Estate Taxation and Exemptions
Zoning, Subdivision & Land Development
Our municipal lawyers have significant experience in many southeastern Pennsylvania counties, including Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, and Berks Counties. Our familiarity with local governmental bodies and other approval agencies in each of these counties enhances our ability to advocate for the needs of our land estate development and municipal clients.
High Swartz attorneys assist zoning and code enforcement officers in interpreting and applying the building code and other general code of ordinance provisions. Along with advising the municipality on enforcement options for violations of those ordinances, they also will represent the municipality in the enforcement action.
Eminent Domain & Condemnation Proceedings
Our municipal lawyers have assisted political subdivisions in multiple condemnations and inverse condemnation proceedings related to construction easements, road widenings, public facilities and park land, airports, and other public uses. In addition, they've provided representation in these matters before boards of view, courts of common pleas, and appellate courts.
The municipal law team stands at the forefront of Pennsylvania municipalities' environmental issues. It provides preemptive practical and technical legal advice in drafting legislation and regulations and guiding compliance with environmental laws that impact local governments.
Employment and Labor Law
High Swartz attorneys have extensive experience advising and representing local and state government agencies in employment matters. In addition, we advise local municipalities on hiring, evaluating discipline, and firing employees.
Our municipal lawyers have extensive experience handling arbitrations, hearings, trials, and appeals for municipalities, cities, and other political subdivisions as solicitors, conflict counsel, and special counsel. These disputes are litigated in numerous forums and before judicial or quasi-judicial bodies such as arbitration panels, local hearing boards, boards of view, state administrative law judges, state hearing boards, courts of common pleas, trial courts, and appeals courts.
Right to Know
Our Bucks County and Montgomery County municipal lawyers guide municipalities, school boards, zoning hearing boards and other governmental agencies and boards in all areas related to compliance with the Pennsylvania Right to Know Law and Sunshine Act. In addition, we work with municipalities, school boards, and agencies to ensure that their regulations and Right to Know Officers remain current with the latest changes in the law and Office of Open Records’ rulings.
Contact High Swartz Municipal Lawyers today. Having dedicated Local Government Lawyers on your side will provide you with the peace of mind you deserve when the need arises.