Hand Arendallís 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 firmís Governmental and Regulatory Services Practice Team to litigate such disputes.
With such extensive experience in governmental matters, members of the State and Local Government Practice Group are oftentimes asked to advise other clients in their dealings with governmental bodies. This had led many of the Practice Group members to assist clients with negotiating contracts with governmental bodies, securing governmental approval and funding for client projects, pursuing clientsí interests in connection with pending local and state legislation, securing local permits and favorable interpretations of local regulations, and resolving local ad valorem, sales, and license tax disputes and other regulatory 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.
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