Local Government Law

Wilson Morton Downs Local GovernmentThe legal challenges inherent in providing government services, legislating, avoiding liability, and staying in compliance with state and federal law make it imperative that cities, counties and local government authorities have an ongoing relationship with experienced legal counsel to assist and advise with all aspects of running a local government.

Wilson, Morton & Downs offers local governments an exceptional level of experience, knowledge and commitment, along with a responsive, collaborative style. The local government law attorneys at Wilson, Morton & Downs provide a wide range of legal services to comprehensively meet local governments’ evolving needs, such as:

  • Advice and consultation
  • Compliance with state and federal law
  • Drafting ordinances and resolutions
  • Drafting policies and contracts
  • Reviewing contracts
  • Advising sub-units such as planning and zoning boards
  • Defending litigation

In addition, the firm is often called upon by other local government attorneys to provide legal assistance with special matters, including:

  • Internal investigations
  • Conducting administrative hearings
  • Defense of lawsuits
  • Prosecution of lawsuits
  • Providing independent opinions