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 Frank C. Galloway or any other lawyers in the Practice Group.
It is with sadness that Hand Arendall announces the death of our dear friend and member of the firm, Hamp Uzzelle on Monday, December 9, 2013. Mr. Uzzelle joined the firm in 1969, and was an active member of the firm’s Admiralty practice. Our sympathy is extended to his family and friends.Read More
Member Lane Finch recently obtained a verdict for the defense in a breach of warranty, breach of contract and fraud case on behalf of his client, a major manufacturer of motor homes, travel trailers, and camping trailers.Read More
Hand Arendall member Blane H. Crutchfield has been elected as an officer of Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (“SEALI”) during its recent meeting in Key West, Florida and is slated to become Chairman in 2017.Read More
Hand Arendall is happy to welcome Jessica A. Hatcher, the newest associate in our Mobile office.Read More