Public Sector

With more than 70 years of experience in law affecting municipalities, our Public Sector attorneys counsel and represent cities, villages, and townships and their elected and appointed officials throughout West Michigan.

Municipalities face a myriad of issues affecting governance and operations. Our team's wealth of knowledge and extensive experience working with governing bodies and municipal officials covers the full range of matters and issues that arise in local governments, including:

  • Michigan Open Meetings Act compliance
  • Michigan Freedom of Information Act compliance
  • Michigan Election Law matters
  • Land use planning and zoning
  • Code and ordinance enforcement and prosecutions
  • Federal and state civil rights law issues
  • Collective bargaining
  • Contract enforcement
  • Employment matters

Our knowledge and experience in business and corporate law, real estate matters, and labor and employment issues enable us to address virtually any issue that may arise in municipal operations. We assist on any critical or complex issues, as well as on matters that arise in day-to-day operations.

Municipal law is a rapidly changing. Staying up-to-date is essential to provide legal support to Michigan local governments. Being part of the statewide municipal law network ensures that our Team is always current concerning changes and developing issues affecting our municipalities: Team member John C. Schrier is President of the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys and Chair of the Michigan Municipal League Legal Defense Fund.

Comprehensive Municipal Law Services

Our Public Sector Law Team can assist with West Michigan villages, townships, and cities with the complete array of governance and operational issues that local governing bodies and officials face. Learn more about our municipal law attorneys below or contact us for assistance with a referral to a Team member who can assist with your public sector legal needs.

Attorneys:  John C. Schrier, William J. Meier, Brennen J. Gorman
Criminal Prosecutions Paralegal:  Kina Billips, Taylor M. Anderson