Simen, Figura & Parker is a premier Michigan law firm in representing municipal clients and providing advice to private sector clients on local government issues. We represent more local municipalities than any other firm in Genesee County. That’s experience you can count on.
What does “municipal law” refer to?
Municipal law refers to regulations impacting cities, counties, townships, and the governing bodies within those entities.
Municipal Law not only refers to local laws, but to the relationship between Federal, State, and Local Government as well as limitations of the law under the Constitution.
Our Municipal Clients
- City of Flint
- City of Swartz Creek
- City of Holly
- Richfield Township
- Forest Township
- Village of Ortonville
- Imlay Township
- Marathon Township
- Attica Township
- Village of Otter Lake
- Arcadia Township
- Gaines Township
- Genesee District Library
Why is Simen, Figura & Parker the right firm to hire?
Experience, expertise, and a cliental list that shows it! No other firm in Genesee County will be able to provide you with the skills, knowledge, and connections that we have to handle all of your municipal law needs.
What does a Municipal Attorney Do?
The experienced attorneys at Simen, Figura & Parker provide representation and advice on all areas of general municipal law including:
The conduct of public meetings, the proper meeting procedures, and compliance with the Michigan Open Meetings Act.
Compiling and maintaining public documents and other records, and compliance with the Michigan Freedom of Information Act.
Drafting resolutions and ordinances, the creation of municipal civil infraction ordinances, and the conversion of existing misdemeanor ordinances into municipal civil infraction ordinances.
Properly creating public offices and public bodies, agencies, boards, and commissions; the determination of the rights and duties of one office or organization vis-a-vis another office or organization.
Representing municipal and private sector clients in proceedings for the public taking of private property and determining proper valuation in accordance with law.
Providing advice to local building officials, including representation in proceedings to enforce local building codes; the periodic review of building codes to ensure compliance with state law.
Representing municipal and private sector clients in property tax valuation and exemption disputes before local boards of review, the Michigan Tax Tribunal and the State Tax Commission.
Creating special assessment districts to ensure compliance with applicable law, and representing municipal and private sector clients in special assessment appeals before the Michigan Tax Tribunal.
Providing advice and representing municipal clients on economic development matters, including Downtown Development Authorities, Local Development Financing Authorities, Economic Development Corporations, Enterprise Development Corporations and Renaissance Zones.
Advising municipal clients on the laws providing for a variety of cooperative agreements, such as Act 425 Land Transfer Agreements and Act 7 Interlocal Agreements, as well as the negotiation and drafting of cooperative agreements.
You need an attorney that understands the inner workings of cities, counties, and the governmental bodies within them. Contact the attorneys at Simen, Figura & Parker at 810-235-9000 for your municipal law needs. Our experience in this area of the law is unmatched by any other Genesee County law firm; let us put that experience to use for you.