Perhaps no other entity is as severely challenged as a government agency when it comes to disputes concerning legalities and liabilities.
For starters, and as duly noted in one online overview of municipal law governance and representation, the terrain is broad. It covers “a wide range of issues, including everything from police, zoning, education policies and property taxes.”
And there is something else that is singular regarding the subject matter, which we underscore on our website at the proven Georgia business law firm of Miles Hansford & Tallant. That is the easy potential for virtually any individual, group or family to become a plaintiff in litigation involving a government entity.
Agencies and related municipal bodies are easy targets for legal complaints and lawsuits. Property owners challenge government arms on issues across a wide front, including things like the following:
- Real estate matters (for example, issues focused on zoning, taxes or the use of eminent domain to take property)
- Civil rights (exercise of police power, including unlawful conduct alleged during an arrest or other police-citizen interaction)
- Business concerns (permits, licenses, variances and multiple other considerations)
- Education law (policies, rules, safety and performance)
Government decision makers whose departments deal with the public routinely confront complex challenges that range across a sea of material. They often find that working closely with a legal team that is well versed in municipal law – especially local ordinances and processes – pays dividends. That can be especially true when it comes to outcomes secured through settlement and at trial.
Questions regarding governmental legal representation can be directed to attorneys at an experienced municipal law firm.