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.

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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 ]
 

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