We work with many municipalities, schools and authorities as their solicitors, providing the broad range of legal services our clients need. We find strategic solutions which help our clients solve the issues which they face.
Attorneys who serve as solicitors act as the “general counsel” for municipalities, schools and other public entities. We attend all open meetings held by the organization, and we counsel and assist with the varied issues that arise from running a local government or school district. These include:
- Employment and personnel problems
- Pupil services and discipline
- Zoning & land use
- Public financing
- Public bidding and contracting
- School construction & renovation
- Eminent domain proceedings
- Real Estate and construction
- Compliance and risk management
- Taxation (including real estate, earned income and Act 511)
- Litigation and appellate work
- Workers’ compensation
We also serve as special counsel on labor, tax, student activities and general governance issues for school districts, municipalities and other public boards.
Many of our clients need immediate attention when a problem arises. Our large group of School and Municipal attorneys is available for telephone consultations before and after issues arise. We believe that the best legal advice is that which keeps clients out of litigation, we encourage our clients to call us so that an issue can be fully considered before a final decision is made.
To assist school clients we publish, with the University of Pittsburgh’s Tri-State Area School Study Council, a quarterly Education Law Report which gives our school district clients a concise review of what is happening in the legal world regarding education.
Our municipal clients receive updates and training on legal trends and issues affecting boroughs, townships and authorities.