Municipal & Public Law

WHP’s Municipal & Public Law attorneys represent numerous cities, counties, villages, townships, municipalities, and other public sector entities on a full range of critical issues. Municipal & Public Law representation requires special legal knowledge and judgment as well as expertise in the operation of public entities and agencies and insight into how those entities and agencies interact with the private sector. Our experience in employment relations, environmental, complex real estate, and other matters allows us to provide valuable insight on any public law issue and effectively develop cost effective solutions. The group focuses on the following issues, among many others:

  • Local Government Counsel
  • Policy Review and Preparation
  • Elections
  • Ethics and Conflict of Interest Issues
  • Ordinance Review and Preparation
  • Employment Relations, Including Collective Bargaining Negotiations
  • Real Estate
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Contested Annexation Issues
  • Redistricting
  • HUD Financing, Including Urban Development Action Grants and Community Development Block Grants
  • Industrial Development Bonds
  • Municipal Bonds and Notes
  • Municipal Revolving Loan Programs
  • Small Business Administration (SBA) Financing
  • State and Federal Loan Guaranty Programs
  • Litigation