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State and Local Government


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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.

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 clientsí 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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Monday, Jun 25th, 2018
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Friday, Apr 20th, 2018
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Retired firm member Jack Edwards was featured in the April edition of Mobile Bay Monthly regarding his time in the House of Representatives.

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Wednesday, Apr 11th, 2018
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Thursday, Dec 14th, 2017


We are pleased to announce Hand Arendall and Harrison Sale McCloy will combine effective January 1, 2018 to form a southern, regional law firm with approximately 85 lawyers.

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