A primary focus of our firm is representing municipalities ‘municipal law’. All of our attorneys have substantial and diverse experience serving municipalities in connection with the entire range of issues they encounter, such as zoning, subdivision and land development, risk management, open space and historic preservation, condemnation, general liability protection, police and civil service, sewage disposal, and environmental regulatory compliance.
We are committed to position our municipal clients at the forefront of all available planning and risk management strategies. We monitor developments in the Pennsylvania legislature and decisions from Pennsylvania courts that affect municipalities, and recommend appropriate courses of action at both the state and local levels. For example, our firm has actively assisted our clients in coming into compliance with the M4 requirements of EPA by preparing Stormwater Ordinances that meet or exceed the Bucks County Model Ordinance’s requirements for stormwater facilities and implement Best Management Practices.
We are effective litigators. Our firm has successfully prosecuted matters through the Pennsylvania Supreme Court with landmark decisions in two important cases. In addition, we have successfully represented our municipal clients in proceedings before the Environmental Hearing Board, the Public Utilities Commission and before other administrative bodies. From irradiators to show clubs to requiring property owners to remove hazardous conditions, we have been at the center of practically every legal issue faced by municipalities.
Our firm offers a “team” approach, with a designated primary contact to attend municipal meetings. Our attorneys devoted to serving our municipal clients are Terry W. Clemons, Scott A. MacNair and Daniel M. Keane. Scott and Dan, both former Bucks County prosecutors, bring finely honed litigation skills to our practice.
Stefan Richter also engages in litigation matters, and handles our homeowner and condominium association clients. He is always available to service our municipal clients on matters of special concern or when the work demands dictate. Peter Reiss specializes in tax matters and assists our municipal clients with bond and other borrowing issues, as well as other matters having tax implications.
Please contact our firm at 215-348-1776 to schedule a free Municipal Law consultation.