Representing Local Government Entities and Businesses That Deal With Them

Hardy, Carey, Chautin & Balkin, LLP’s attorneys have been practicing local government law, representing government entities and businesses around the United States, for decades. We provide legal representation and counsel for local government entities, including drafting ordinances and contracts, and handling litigation matters related to municipalities, school districts, and other local government agencies. Our team also provides experienced legal assistance for businesses that are dealing with their local governments.

Our attorneys have proudly served as general municipal attorneys, handling all of a city’s legal work, as well as serving as special counsel on legal matters including zoning, economic development, telecommunications, and cable television. Our experience handling a wide variety of administrative and litigation matters for municipalities, parishes, counties, and other local government entities provides us with unique insight and knowledge that we can leverage to help businesses and individuals as they navigate government processes.

Legal Counsel Available for Local Governments

While we have extensive experience representing local governments throughout Louisiana and Illinois, we have consulted with local governmental entities nationwide. On behalf of local governments Hardy, Carey, Chautin & Balkin LLP attorneys have:  

  • Drafted dozens of zoning codes and zoning code amendments
  • Drafted hundreds of zoning ordinances approving specific developments
  • Negotiated and drafted annexation agreements, sales tax sharing agreements, recapture agreements and other economic development agreements
  • Litigated more than a dozen zoning cases and successfully argued at least six in the appellate courts
  • Drafted adult use regulations for more than a half dozen communities
  • Successfully defended those adult use regulations in both state and federal, trial, and appellate courts
  • Drafted rights-of-way control ordinances
  • Negotiated, drafted, and administered telecommunications and cable television franchises
  • Negotiated and drafted zoning ordinances for the placement of cellular towers
  • Negotiated and drafted agreements for the placement of cellular antenna on governmental property, including water towers
  • Negotiated and drafted contracts for the purchase of goods and services
  • Negotiated and drafted employment agreements
  • Negotiated and drafted engineering and construction contracts

Businesses Dealing With Local Government Laws and Regulations

Our knowledge and experience working with local governmental entities enables us to provide superior representation for businesses and organizations that are working with local governments in different capacities. We help businesses across the country protect their assets and meet all local, state, and federal laws and regulations. Our past work for businesses and individuals includes:

  • Shepherding both residential and commercial developments through ongoing processes, including obtaining planned unit development approvals, variances, special (conditional) uses, subdivision approval and zoning map and code amendments
  • Negotiating and drafting purchase and service contracts
  • Negotiating and drafting telecommunications franchises and leases of governmental property, including water towers, to install wireless communications facilities
  • Public Bid Law compliance and litigation
  • Litigating contract claims

Connect with Experienced Local Government Law Attorneys

Hardy, Carey, Chautin & Balkin, LLP provides the knowledge and support of a large law firm, with the personalization and attentiveness of a small private practice. Whether you are with a government agency, small business, or large company, you can contact our law firm today to access experienced local government legal representation and counsel.