Municipal

Our firm offers a full range of services to Vermont municipalities, including towns, cities, school districts, and inter-municipal districts. We work closely with select boards, school boards, city councils, town managers, zoning administrators, planning commissions, zoning boards, development review boards, and other municipal boards and commissions, and are thoroughly familiar with municipal processes and procedures. We bring a practical, common-sense approach to municipal representation, with an emphasis on problem-solving and working as a team, to provide the best and most cost-efficient representation possible.

Our municipal services include:

Compliance Issues

We can advise on compliance with all types of state and federal laws and regulations, including open meeting and public records laws, solid and hazardous waste issues, condemnation, and public trust issues.

Zoning Matters

Our attorneys can assist with zoning and planning matters, enforcement actions, and bylaw drafting and interpretation.

Taxation Issues

We can provide assistance with property taxation matters, including tax sales.

Employment Issues

Our firm can provide counsel regarding personnel issues, union relations, and all types of employment matters.

Permit Proceedings

We represent municipalities in Act 250 and other state regulatory proceedings.

Contract MattersĀ 

Our attorneys can assist with negotiating and preparing all types of contracts, including construction bid documents.

Appeals

We have handled hundreds of appeals before administrative agencies, the Vermont Supreme Court, and the federal appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court.