Municipal & Eminent Domain

Municipal law issues are addressed for public and private clients.

Municipal & Eminent Domain

Municipal law issues are addressed for public and private clients.

For municipal entities and private landowners, our MUNICIPAL LAW ATTORNEYS handle a range of land use, eminent domain, and other local government issues.


Our municipal law attorneys actively represent all types of municipal entities, including cities, public water systems, and utilities. As city attorneys for a large, growing suburb, our municipal attorneys advise on and assist with:

  • Development agreements
  • Planning and zoning
  • Tax increment finance and redevelopment matters
  • Public bidding
  • Open meetings law matters
  • Open records law matters
  • Employment matters
  • Land acquisitions and conveyances
  • Eminent domain proceedings


For public water systems, our municipal law attorneys assist with business and transactional work, including:

  • Land and right-of-way acquisition
  • Negotiation and preparation of business agreements
  • Advice on employment matters


Working across practice areas, our Government Affairs attorneys provide lobbying and other legislative and governmental relations services to our municipal clients.


For private landowners, our attorneys offer representation when their private interests are being acquired by municipal entities.


Our municipal law and eminent domain attorneys routinely assist clients in a wide range of legal needs:

  • Represent municipal corporations and private landowners in eminent domain proceedings to acquire rights of way for sanitary sewer lines, natural gas and liquid hydrocarbon pipelines, streets, electric transmission lines, and rail lines.
  • Advise cities on matters relating to public meetings and open records law, including assisting cities in preparing notices of public hearings and resolutions related to setting such hearings.
  • Assist cities in preparing development agreements, and advise cities on planning and zoning matters.
  • Assist cities with review of contracts, including public bidding of city projects.
  • Assist cities with exercising the cities’ rights of eminent domain.