Services / Areas of Practice

ATTORNEYS SPECIALIZING IN THIS AREA

David M. Peterson
James M. Straub

Municipal Law

Straub, Seaman & Allen provides services in all areas of municipal law to counties, cities, villages, townships, and other governmental entities. We act as both advisors and expediters by helping governments frame clear and effective policies, and by seeing that policies are executed efficiently.

The services we provide include:  

  • Water, sewer, and wastewater contracting, treatment, and compliance with state and federal regulations
  • Civil litigation in all substantive areas of governmental practice, including personal injury, contract disputes, civil rights, condemnation, and land use matters
  • Employment relations, including personnel matters, collective bargaining negotiation, Act 312 arbitration, and civil rights matters
  • Planning, zoning, and related land use matters
  • Ordinance and resolution review, interpretation, and drafting
  • Inter-governmental relations, including contracting with other municipal entities and representing entities created through inter-governmental agreements
  • Municipal franchise and public utility matters
  • Freedom of Information Act strategy and compliance
  • Monitoring legislation related to local governmental interests