The Firm offers the Commonwealth’s cities and towns expertise in all phases of general municipal law. The Firm presently serves as Town Counsel to a growing number of municipalities, namely Ashland, Berkley, Burlington, Deerfield, Easton, Hanson, Holliston, Kingston, Lunenburg, Maynard, Middleton, Millis, Newbury, Rehoboth, Townsend, Tyngsborough, Uxbridge, Yarmouth, and is co-Town Counsel in Marblehead and Land Use Counsel in Douglas. The Firm has also served as Special Municipal Counsel to dozens of other communities on a variety of municipal matters.
We have extensive experience in a vast array of general legal issues that a city or town may face, including municipal finance and taxation, town meeting governance, licensing, procurement and contracting, construction, ethics, the open meeting law and the promulgation of policies, rules, ordinances and bylaw. Combined with our other practice areas, we provide a holistic set of services to our municipal clients. We regularly attend meetings with town boards, commissions and committees and with staff members to assist in general municipal matters and routinely draft complex contracts. We are frequently called upon at Town Meetings to provide counsel on matters of significant importance.