Vermont’s local governments need strong legal counsel and representation from experienced municipal lawyers. We work closely with city and town officials to fulfill their statutory duties and keep their communities strong.
Our attorneys at McNeil Leddy & Sheahan provide a full range of legal services to municipal clients throughout Vermont. We regularly advise clients in the areas of general municipal law, land use and development, zoning and condemnation, charter and ordinance drafting, environmental law, contract drafting and interpretation, employment matters, collective bargaining, tax appeals, compliance with open meeting and public record laws, risk management, and litigation.
We have an in-depth understanding of the unique defenses and immunities that apply to municipalities. Our lawyers routinely serve as defense counsel for the Vermont League of Cities and Towns Property & Casualty Intermunicipal Fund (PACIF), the leading provider of Property/Casualty and Workers’ Compensation coverage to Vermont municipal entities.
McNeil Leddy & Sheahan enjoys a strong statewide reputation for our expertise in all aspects of municipal law. We use a team approach that allows multiple tasks to be handled simultaneously, resulting in high quality, responsive, and cost-efficient legal services.
Our legal services for municipalities may involve:
- General municipal law
- Land use and zoning regulations
- Environmental matters
- City and town governance and election issues
- Contracts and agreements
- Public policies and ordinances
- Union negotiations
- Property and taxation issues
- Employment matters
- Litigation, mediation and arbitration