Municipal Law

Our attorneys serve as labor counsel, town counsel and special counsel to Massachusetts municipal and regional entities. The Municipal Law Group advises our municipal clients with respect to a full range of legal issues, including labor and employment, conflict of interest, land use, zoning and subdivision control, collective bargaining, property taxation, public procurement and bidding procedures, designer selection, public construction, environmental matters and litigation. We work with town managers, boards of selectmen and other municipal officials, advising them with respect to municipal legal issues. We attend public meetings and hearings; prepare contracts, warrants and orders; and draft special legislation as required.

The firm's municipal litigation practice addresses a broad spectrum of issues, including the defense of civil rights and tort claims, public bidding and public procurement disputes, and labor and employment cases.

e-Alert: A Trap for the Unwary: A Furlough May Compromise Your Non-Compete Agreement

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e-Alert: Municipalities May Allow Outdoor Dining for Restaurants During COVID-19 Re-Opening

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PODCAST: Brian Falk discusses local government during the COVID-19 emergency.

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e-Alert: Governor Baker Signs New Municipal Relief Bill

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e-Alert: Governor Files Bill to Help Delay Town Meeting Season During COVID-19 Emergency

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Short-Term Rental Law Gives Municipalities Taxation and Regulatory Options

1/17/19[ read full story ]

Federal District Court Ruling Raises Questions About Secret Audio Recordings of Public Officials

1/14/19[ read full story ]

Supreme Judicial Court's Decision in Somerville v. Commonwealth Employment Relations Board Represents Big Win for Municipalities on Retiree Health Insurance Benefits

02/11/15[ read full story ]

Open Meeting Law: Remote Participation & Proposed Definition of "Knowing" Violations

December 20, 2011[ read full story ]

OSHA and MA DSL Compliance and Workplace Safety Seminar

02/15/2019[ read full story ]

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