Our attorneys serve as general counsel to a wide range of local governmental entities throughout Illinois and Missouri. In addition, we provide highly specialized legal services to our local government clients, including labor negotiation, employment counsel, employment litigation, and bond counsel. We understand that representation of local government clients can greatly differ from other clients, and work closely with the elected and appointed leadership to assist them in realizing their vision for their community.
The Local Government Legal Team works closely with our Business and Business Litigation practice groups to provide in-house access to some of the area’s leading attorneys on specialized issues facing governmental entities, allowing us to consistently produce efficient quality results for your city, town or village, and ultimately for the public.
The Local Government Legal Team practices in all areas necessary for your representation, including:
· Labor and Employment Law
· Compliance for Open Meetings Act, Freedom of Information Act, and Local Records Act
· Board policies and procedures
· Zoning and Development
· Election Law
· Mediation and Arbitration of Labor Issues
· Civil Rights and Employment Litigation
· Claims against police and police departments