Local Government

Our attorneys have been serving local governments and municipalities as special counsel in complex matters for over fifty years. Our clients include cities, villages, towns, counties, regional planning associations, intergovernmental commissions, municipal joint action agencies, municipal telecommunications, electric, water and wastewater utilities, and special purpose districts throughout Wisconsin and the upper Midwest region.


  • Annexation and intergovernmental disputes
  • Environmental
  • Cable TV and broadband
  • Land use and zoning
  • Property acquisition, condemnation and development agreements
  • Public bidding and construction
  • Municipal utilities—electric, water, wastewater, stormwater, telecommunications
  • Labor and employment
  • Litigation
  • Project finance
  • Right of way/utility relocation disputes
  • Open Meetings and Open Records
  • Ethics
  • Intergovernmental agreements
  • Sustainability and green business strategies
  • Ordinance drafting
  • Lobbying and Government Relations
  • Development agreements
  • Tax incremental financing