Municipal Government Representation in Germantown & Somerville
Snider & Horner, PLLC Represents Cities & Towns in West Tennessee
Municipalities, elected government officials, political entities, and local regulating bodies have unique needs when it comes to legal matters. A municipality’s legal representation needs to be familiar with the complexities of local and state laws, and experienced enough to provide aggressive courtroom advocacy when needed. Since 1996, Snider & Horner, PLLC, has provided dedicated legal representation to all types of municipalities and their various governing bodies across the Mid-South, including counties, cities, towns, and special districts.
With a reputation for being a results-oriented firm, we are known for our detailed approach to municipal government representation. We are driven to provide our government clients with the professional legal advice they need to solve pressing legal issues and prepare for the future.
What Is Municipal Law?
Municipal law is the area of law that pertains to a city, town, or county (municipality), and the governing bodies within those municipalities. Municipal law can also cover the laws and ordinances within a special district. The municipalities themselves create their own municipal laws. These laws cover everything from the bylaws for the city itself to police power. Even small municipalities can be remarkably complex, and as incorporated governing bodies, they require their own legal representation.
A municipal government attorney works for the municipality or governing body and is typically hired directly by the city or town to handle whatever matter is at hand. In some cases, an attorney or law firm can act as the municipality’s general corporate counsel, serving the city, town, or district on an ongoing basis. In short, a municipal government’s legal representation works to advocate for the municipality’s best interests in and out of the courtroom.
Examples of common legal issues faced by municipalities include:
- Administrative issues
- Charitable actions
- City charter amendments
- Code violations
- Contract disputes
- Delinquent tax collection
- Employment disputes
- Government relations
- Land development issues
- Municipal prosecution
- Planning and zoning problems
- Policy development and enforcement
- Real estate transactions
- Utility issues
Municipal prosecution, in particular, requires efficient, detailed management by your legal representation. These cases are complicated and require in-depth knowledge of different codes and ordinances. They also frequently involve many different parties, including individual citizens, private corporations, local organizations, state and federal governments, and more. Consequently, a municipal attorney will interact with people from all walks of life, including board members, city officials, staff members, elected officials, state and federal representatives, police officers, etc.
With such extensive legal ground to cover, attorneys representing municipal interests must be highly skilled and knowledgeable. Our legal team has what it takes to handle these challenging cases with confidence.
How Our Municipal Government Attorneys Can Help You & Your City
The attorneys at Snider & Horner, PLLC, are extensively experienced both inside and outside of the courtroom. When it comes to litigation, our attorneys aren’t afraid to go to bat for their clients. We understand how important it is for government agencies, officials, and incorporated municipalities to have legal representation that understands their unique needs and is also committed to helping them achieve their long-term goals.
We can help any local governing body or agency, including:
- Counties, cities, towns, and townships
- Villages, boroughs, and districts
- Regulatory agencies
- Administrative agencies
- Elected public officials
- Supervisory boards, including boards of education
- Local, town, and city councils
- Police and fire departments
- Transportation departments
Local Government Legal Services
Our team of legal professionals takes the time to get to know each client and their needs. We work hard to leverage our law firm’s resources to help our clients achieve successful resolutions to their legal issues. With our experience in municipal government representation, we also have the skill and know-how to assist municipalities with comprehensive legal representation, including contract negotiation, mediation and arbitration, and courtroom litigation.
Snider & Horner, PLLC offers a comprehensive range of municipal legal services, including:
- Civil rights issues
- Code enforcement
- Corporate counsel
- Education policy
- Employment law matters
- Land use issues
- Municipal tax matters
- Public utility problems
- Property tax issues
- Real estate matters
- Zoning issues
This is just a small sampling of the multifaceted legal services Snider & Horner, PLLC offers to Tennessee municipalities. Don’t see something you need on the list? Give us a call! We are always happy to answer any questions you may have.
Snider & Horner, PLLC Is a Full-Service Law Firm
With two convenient locations in Germantown and Somerville, Snider & Horner, PLLC is poised to tackle even the most challenging legal issues facing municipalities today. Our attorneys have decades of experience working not only in municipal law but also in civil, criminal, contract, and estate law. With this deep understanding of the law, we are singularly situated to help municipal clients with all of their legal needs, from developing and drafting sound employment contracts to resolving disputes between municipalities and their subcontractors. We also have extensive experience litigating in court and are not afraid to take your case to trial.
In addition to skilled courtroom representation, our law firm is also passionate about helping municipalities achieve their long-term goals. Whether your city needs help with zoning issues or guidance in negotiating a contract between your city and a contractor, Snider & Horner, PLLC is here to help.
Positive Outcome- Jospeh
This Firm Is The Bomb!- Adolfo
Recommend For Those With Injury Cases- Filiberto
Amazing To Work With- Monroe
$1,054,500.00 Identity Theft
Confidential Settlement. Slip and Fall Injury
$709,750.00 Commercial Business Dispute
Defense Verdict Obtained Multi-Million-Dollar Civil Defense Matter
Confidential Settlement Serious Automobile Accident
$36,000.00 Landlord and Tenant Collection
$248,000.00 Tennessee Consumer Protection Act Case
$395,000.00 Fraud Case
$35,000.00 Small Automobile Accident
Confidential Settlement Insurance Dispute
“I will forever be grateful to this office for aggressively fighting for my rights.”- Jospeh
“This law firm is the bomb! I have used Kevin Snider, Gail Horner and the rest of the team for many years in all types of matters. They are all amazing and I would never go anywhere else!”- Adolfo
“I had two car accidents in a row, and physically and mentally, I was so devastated. But Mr. Snider, associate attorney, and staff helped me.”- Filiberto
“Kevin was amazing to work with and handled my divorce in an effective and stress-free way.”- Monroe