Local Government Law

We have an extensive background in representing public entities. We presently represent the Georgia Department of Transportation and Henry County. In addition, we have served as outside counsel for the Cities of Atlanta, Fayetteville, and McDonough, and we have also represented the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the Georgia Regional Transit Authority, the Technical College System of Georgia, the Army Corps. of Engineers, and we have served as outside counsel to Butts and Clayton Counties and the Newton County water and Sewerage Authority.

The firm's work for local governments has ranged the gamut of local government issues. We have assisted local governments in all phases of planning and development, including the development and implementation of comprehensive plans, zoning ordinances, development ordinances, sign regulations and architectural/landscaping development regulations. We have defended local governments in zoning and commercial litigation. We have been involved with resolution of personnel and employee issues. We have assisted local governments with compliance with obligations imposed under Georgia's Open Meetings law (0.C.G.A. § 50-14-1, et. seq.) and Open Records Act (0.C.G.A. § 50-18-70, et. seq.), and we have defended them against allegations of non-compliance therewith.