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State and Local Government


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Hand Arendall’s State and Local Government Practice Group is experienced in representing elected officials and cities, counties, state agencies and other public corporations in the State of Alabama. In serving as special or general counsel to many such governmental bodies, the members of the Practice Group have routinely handled matters common to public entities such as the drafting and implementation of local ordinances and state legislation, contract negotiations, zoning and land use disputes, compliance with open meetings and open records laws, compliance with state ethics laws, competitive bidding procurement procedures, taxation, public finance, and the regulation of public utilities.

Representing governmental bodies on such matters naturally leads to disputes that members of the Practice Group attempt to resolve, failing which, they work closely with members of the firm’s Governmental and Regulatory Services Practice Team to litigate such disputes.

As the world economy has evolved, our lawyers have become proficient in drafting and guiding the implementation of local ordinances and state legislation required to facilitate the location and development of local business opportunities and operations. Through contract negotiations, compliance with zoning and land use rules, a knowledge of procurement procedures and a fundamental knowledge of state and local governmental processes our governmental relations attorneys advise clients in their dealings with all governmental bodies. We have experience assisting our clients with negotiating contracts with governmental bodies, securing governmental approval and funding for client projects, pursuing clients’ interests in connection with pending local and state legislation, securing local permits and favorable interpretations of local regulations, and resolving local real estate and license tax disputes.

For more information regarding the State and Local Government Practice Group, contact Practice Group Chairman Benjamin S. Goldman or any other lawyers in the Practice Group.



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Wednesday, Aug 15th, 2018
Congratulations to our Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2019


Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC is pleased to announce that 34 lawyers have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019.

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Wednesday, Aug 15th, 2018
Three Attorneys Selected as "Lawyer of the Year"


Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC is pleased to announce three members of the firm have been selected as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas for 2019 by Best Lawyers®.

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Wednesday, Aug 1st, 2018
Hand Arendall Recognized in Chambers USA


The Firm was recognized as a top firm in Banking & Finance and Labor & Employment. Also, Preston Bolt, Ginger Gaddy and Nick Greenwood, Neil Johnston and Mark Waggoner were all recognized by the publication as top attorneys in their field.

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Monday, Jul 30th, 2018
Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC Mourns the Passing of Alex F. Lankford, III


It is with great sadness that the Hand Arendall Harrison Sale family announces the death of our dear friend and member of the firm, Alex F. Lankford, III on Saturday, July 28, 2018.

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Monday, Jun 25th, 2018
Mobile Office Relocates


Hand Arendall Harrison Sale is pleased to announce that its Mobile office has relocated to Merchants Plaza as the anchor tenant effective June 25, 2018.

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