Local Government Attorneys Offer Legal Advice and Counsel to Maryland Municipal and County Governments
Experienced attorneys handle zoning, regulation, compliance and litigation for counties and municipalities throughout the State of Maryland
Local government law, which governs the operation of municipalities and counties and regulates the delivery of essential services, is the area of law that has the most immediate impact on everyday citizens. By controlling local government functions such as police, fire departments, public schools and garbage pickup, local government law significantly affects a community’s quality of life and is also where theoretical constitutional protections are put to the test, such as when zoning decisions clash with private property rights, parking restrictions aid or impede commerce and elections preserve or subvert democratic rule. MacLeod Law Group helps local governments throughout Maryland handle these and other issues so that they can effectively and legally serve their citizens.
Skilled lawyers represent local governments in a range of matters
At our firm, we provide knowledgeable legal advice and advocacy to local governments on matters that involve their ability to provide essential services. We handle transactions and cases related to:
- Boundary changes
- Building and construction
- Economic development
- Elected officials
- Eminent domain
- Employment law, including union and nonunion public employees
- Environmental law
- Financial affairs
- Maryland Public Information Act requests
- Public bodies
- Land use, annexation, zoning and condemnation
- Legal issues incidental to managing municipal and county services
- Open meeting and records laws compliance
- Drafting legislation
- Water, sewer and other utilities
Our attorneys have experience handling a diverse range of matters related to local government law and are committed to representing the full interests of municipalities and counties as they provide government services.
Proven counselors handle litigation on behalf of local governments
Our firm guides local governments through a wide variety of legal issues and processes. Too often, economic development that would benefit an overwhelming majority is hindered by a small, nonrepresentative group. Red tape on the state or federal level can also stymie progress. When an ordinance, practice or development stirs up conflict with state and federal agencies, community groups or individual residents, we provide robust representation to protect the interests of the local government in service of the people it represents.
Knowledgeable advisers counsel municipal and county officers and elected officials on compliance issues
Newly elected officials often need to be educated on the differences between standard operating procedures in the public and private sectors. This can also be true for veteran managers and administrators. We have the knowledge, experience and resources to inform responsible officers on the requirements of open meeting and open records law, ethics codes and numerous other issues frequently faced by local entities. We can even assist in drafting ordinances to avoid conflict with existing precedents.
Contact a trusted Maryland law firm representing Maryland local governments
At MacLeod Law Group, we handle a range of legal issues for local governments throughout Maryland. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 443-282-1189 or contact our firm online.