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In today's complex world, where budgets are tight, the stakes are high, and the electorate is the watchdog, municipalities and municipal authorities and their leaders face a wide array of challenges on a daily basis.  The Government Services Practice Group at MacDonald Illig understands the issues faced by municipalities and municipal authorities, and has the knowledge, depth, and experience necessary to navigate their municipal clients through the legal hurdles presented by those challenges.

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Providing the Full Spectrum of Municipal Representation

Whether you are a township, a borough, a city, or a municipal authority, MacDonald Illig's Government Services Practice Group can meet your legal needs.  If you need a solicitor, MacDonald Illig can act in the role of general counsel, identifying the legal issues you face, arriving at a strategy to tackles those issues, and using the depth of its team to implement those strategies to a successful conclusion.  If you need a contract reviewed or bid package prepared, an ordinance drafted or enforced, a solution to your emergency services dilemma, or guidance on economic and community development, MacDonald Illig has done it.  If you need special legal services, such as environmental, labor, first amendment, litigation or bond, PennVest, tax increment, and other municipal financing, MacDonald Illig has the experience to assist.

Our Government Services Practice Group assists and advises clients on a wide array of topics including:

  • Government contracts
  • Zoning, land use, land banks, and economic development
  • Stormwater management
  • Public financing & bond financing
  • Defense of civil rights claims
  • Sunshine & Ethics Act Counseling and Right-to-Know

Our municipal clients also have the benefit of the knowledge and experience of the members of MacDonald Illig's other practice groups, including Real Estate, Tax Planning & Representation, Business Transactions, Environmental & Energy, and Banking & Finance.

Comprehensive Experience; Straightforward Advice

MacDonald Illig's breadth of experience in the both private and public sectors enable it to offer to you a unique perspective of both sides of the issues you face and assist you in arriving at a solution that takes into account the unique challenges faced by a municipal entity.  Your constituents expect your best judgment; you can rely on MacDonald Illig to give you ours.

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