As the complexity of legal issues facing public entities today continue to increase, so does the need for public entities to secure competent legal representation that is sensitive to the budgetary constraints of government and the expenditure of taxpayer dollars.
Recognizing these equally important but contrasting needs, MARC law has continued to expand its governmental law practice. MARC law boasts a highly impressive roster of attorneys with the expertise and specialization necessary to serve our public sector clients in a cost-conscious and effective manner.
MARC’s Governmental Law Practice Group provides New Jersey municipal and county governmental entities with general legal counsel on all aspects of the increasing number of legal issues facing local public entities. The municipal attorneys in the firm provide comprehensive, skilled advice in the many areas of the law affecting government.
In municipal law, more than in virtually any other legal specialty, experience makes an enormous difference. MARC’s experienced attorneys have handled virtually every issue currently facing municipalities, including assistance with:
- Public meetings
- Preparing resolutions, ordinances and contracts
- Negotiations, including labor negotiations and arbitrations
Our municipal attorneys are among the most knowledgeable experts in the numerous statutory schemes applicable to local governments, including the Local Public Contracts Law, the Open Public Meetings Act, the Open Public Records Act, New Jersey Tort Claims Act, Local Lands and Building Law, Municipal Land Use Law, Local Redevelopment and Housing Law, Local Budget Law and Local Fiscal Affairs Law.
Municipal legal matters frequently involve at least one, and sometimes several, of these laws. Our in-depth, hands-on expertise of the legal nuances and implications is an invaluable asset for municipal clients.
The firm has also successfully provided extensive legal services to municipalities defending against tax appeals challenging the assessment of real property. Our municipal attorneys are also experienced in providing representation to governing bodies, planning boards, redevelopment agencies and zoning boards of adjustment.
In the increasingly costly area of public education, our prior experience as counsel to boards of education has provided us with the ability to extend representation in all aspects of the field, including public contracts law, labor negotiations and disciplinary hearings.
If a municipal matter requires specialized counsel, our firm’s complementary practice groups can efficiently render the necessary expertise as part of a multidisciplinary team. These practice groups include:
- Defamation/Media/First Amendment Law
- Environmental Compliance and Litigation
- Employment Counseling
- Employment Litigation
- Construction Litigation
- Education Law
- Real Estate and Land Use
- Public Relations/Crisis Management
The legal landscape for public entities has never been so intricate and presented so many nuanced issues. As we have for well over two decades, MARC stands ready to provide exceptional service to our clients. Request an appointment with our Governmental Representation team today.