Municipal Civil Counsel

Serving Minnesota and Wisconsin cities with diligent, cost-effective legal counsel...

For more than 70 years, Eckberg Lammers has been a regional leader in delivering comprehensive, effective, and cost-effective representation for municipalities throughout Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. As both a tradition and a current practice, the true strength of Eckberg Lammers is the firm’s breadth and depth of knowledge in municipal law and continuing goal to collaborate with municipalities to provide the highest level of service. Engaging with a comprehensive municipal law firm provides municipalities with robust and consistent representation, freeing public officials to concentrate on the important policy issues facing their municipality. Eckberg Lammers believes municipal representation is best approached as a partnership with full and frequent communication among all necessary parties and stakeholders.

Our attorneys are proficient in general municipal law matters but are also knowledgeable in areas such as economic development, real estate, litigation, labor and employment, data practices, conflict resolution, and more, including:

CITY ADMINISTRATION

  • City council meetings & workshops
  • Data Practices Act
  • Open Meeting Law
  • Contracts
  • Ordinances and resolutions
  • City Charter advice
  • Election laws

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

  • Loan documentation & business incentive administration
  • Economic Development Authorities (EDAs)
  • Housing & Redevelopment Authorities (HRAs)
  • Minnesota Investment Fund (MIF) transactions
  • Wetlands, shoreline & floodplain ordinances

LAND USE

  • Zoning amendments and interpretation
  • Plat & subdivision regulations
  • Conditional Use Permits (CUP)
  • Planned Unit Developments (PUD)
  • Interim moratoria and Interim Use Permits (IUP)
  • Commercial, residential, industrial and mixed-use developments

LICENSING & REGULATIONS

  • Code enforcement (civil and criminal)
  • Hazardous building identification & enforcement
  • Nuisances
  • Liquor

PROCUREMENT

  • Public bidding law compliance
  • Best value contracting
  • Construction contracts

REAL ESTATE

  • Purchase agreements
  • Property closings
  • Title review
  • Easements
  • Eminent Domain
  • Annexation & detachment
  • Property disputes

SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS

  • Public hearing notices
  • Improvement and assessment resolutions
  • Appeals defense
  • Unpaid charges certification

UTILITIES & TELECOMMMUNICATIONS

  • Utility easements
  • Gas & electric franchises
  • Cell phone towers
  • Cable franchises

Eckberg Lammers provides significant added value to our municipal clients by maintaining practices in Employment & Labor, Prosecution, Litigation, and Conflict Management Solutions.


CHOOSE ECKBERG LAMMERS FOR YOUR CIVIL MUNICIPAL LAW NEEDS.

Call 651-439-2878, or send us an e-mail for more information about our Civil Municipal law practice.

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