Public Entity Representation

Public entities deal with a minefield of regulations, laws and ethical considerations that do not apply to private companies or individuals.  Complex legal issues that arise must not only be handled within the context of such considerations, but also in an open manner, often under strict public scrutiny. We act as general counsel and provide advice and representation to public entities such as municipalities, water and sewer districts, ambulance districts and school districts concerning a diverse array of issues and practice areas.

Our available services include:

  • Representation and advice at Board meetings
  • Open meetings laws
  • Public records compliance
  • Employment issues
  • Real estate transactions
  • Board, management and employee training
  • Litigation in state and federal courts
  • Drafting of resolutions and contracts
  • Administrative actions
  • Construction law
  • Right of way, annexation and easement issues
  • Student expulsion hearings
  • Labor law and proceedings before the Ohio State Employment Relations Board (SERB)
  • Proceedings before the Ohio State Personnel Board of Review (OSPBR)
  • Real estate tax valuation proceedings
  • Tax and other debt collection 
  • Zoning and land use proceedings