The firm’s local government law philosophy is to work with elected and appointed officials and to provide a pathway to accomplishing the policy goals they set for their city or county while assuring they are in compliance with their city’s or county’s charter and state and federal law.
Sometimes it’s very hard to do both. The law is not a science, and people often disagree about ethics and policies. Lawyers can’t take numbers and type them into a calculator and have everyone agree on the answer. There is no 2+2=4 in our world. Words are messy, imprecise, and difficult.
In advising clients we seek an approach that expertly mitigates risk while seeking to apply the spirit and letter of the statute or ordinance at issue. In an ever evolving political climate at all levels of government, we are steadfastly committed to providing timely, accurate, and appropriate advice to our clients.