Practices

Municipal Litigation and Representation

Special legal principles apply to local government finance, governance, operations and liabilities. Chambliss lawyers bring decades of experience in the application of those principles to serve the needs of local government entities and the interests of the citizens that they serve.

Chambliss serves municipalities, counties and local government agencies with a full range of legal services, from routine legal counsel to representation in complex litigation and transactional matters. Chambliss attorneys currently serve as city or town attorneys for communities in Tennessee and Georgia. Others serve as counsel for municipalities, counties, emergency communications districts, independent authorities and publicly-owned utilities throughout the region.

Representative types of legal work that the firm regularly completes for local government clients include:

  • Major municipal finance transactions
  • Administrative proceedings before state and federal agencies
  • Human resources matters
  • Federal and state litigation involving contract, tort, false claims act, and civil rights matters
  • Bidding and purchasing issues
  • Economic development incentives and special tax arrangements
  • Zoning and land use matters
  • Utility rate-setting and regulation
  • Land acquisition and eminent domain
  • Environmental compliance
  • Federal contracting and compliance
  • Complex transactions and
  • Municipal charter and state legislative issues
  • Serve as town attorney for the Town of Walden, Tennessee

Whether a matter involves fashioning routine contracts, counsel concerning municipal powers and authority, or litigation critical to a community’s future, Chambliss lawyers are capable of meeting all of the needs of municipalities, counties and local government agencies.