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Government Law

Government law is a key part of Knight Nicastro & MacKay’s practice. Our attorneys have years of experience representing cities, towns, villages, sanitary districts, park districts, library boards, zoning boards of appeals, fire and police commissions, and others. That experience has given us a deep understanding of the unique needs and challenges governmental entities face. The services we can offer our clients include:

  • Ordinance and resolution preparation
  • Land use and zoning, including zoning board of appeal hearings
  • Business licensing and regulaton
  • Professional service contract review and preparation
  • Employee policy manuals
  • Public sector union collective bargaining and grievances
  • FOIA and OMA counsel
  • Prosecution and defense of lawsuits, including employment discrimination and police excessive force cases
  • Memos advising of new laws, potential threats and new technology
  • Attendance at regular and special meetings
  • Finance, including bonds, budgets, and defense of property tax appeals
  • Economic development
  • Real estate transactions
  • Intergovernmental agreements
  • Representation of Fire and Police Commissions, including police officer disciplinary hearings
  • Liquor control commissions and hearings
  • Prosecutions in traffic court and administrative adjudication proceedings