Government Services

Our attorneys at have over 100 years of combined experience representing municipalities and their boards.

No field is more challenging or fluid than municipal law. Our attorneys are devoted to the practice of municipal law and a number of them share their experience by teaching and lecturing in the field.

Our Government Services Practice covers every aspect of the law from pursuing tax claims in bankruptcy court, preparing bid specifications and contracts, drafting local ordinances to address new changes in the law and defending challenges to municipal actions. In addition to serving our existing municipal clients, our municipal attorneys serve as Special Counsel to other municipalities and agencies for land use matters, COAH matters, and OPRA matters, which includes counseling clients on day-to-day OPRA operations and representing clients in connection with OPRA litigation.

This practice group has also represented various Boards of Education.

In addition to addressing day-to-day operational legal questions, Laddey, Clark & Ryan’s Government Services group has experience with a wide variety of litigation matters which include challenges to land use denials, eminent domain proceedings, tax appeals and constitutional challenges to municipal actions. We also draw on the experience of our Employment and Labor Practice Group to assist our municipalities in addressing their employment-related issues.

The Government Services Practice Group has extensive experience handling all phases of municipal litigation.

Municipal Litigation areas of practice

Specifically, our firm can assist you with any of the following areas of government services and municipal law litigation:

  • Municipal Attorney
  • Municipal Prosecutor
  • Board of Public Works Attorney
  • Labor Attorney
  • Local and State property tax appeals
  • Defense of legislative challenges
  • Representation in bankruptcy matters
  • Preparation of local legislation involving all aspects of municipal law
  • Drafting of municipal ordinances
  • Development issues including COAH compliance, property dedication and negotiation of developers agreements
  • Major litigation involving civil rights, affordable housing and other challenges to municipal actions
  • Collective bargaining agreements
  • Bid specification and contract negotiation
  • Public land purchase and sale
  • Public bond law
  • Preparation of developers agreements


  • Special Counsel
  • Prosecutor
  • Personnel Policy Manuals
  • Municipal Employment
  • Municipal Attorney
  • Legislation and Ordinances
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Government Tax Appeals
  • Collective Bargaining
  • COAH
  • Board of Public Works


Ursula H. Leo, Practice Leader


May 31, 2017
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