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Parker Poe has been counsel to governments and municipalities since the 1950s. Today, our team is composed of seasoned attorneys with more than 215 years of combined experience in advising state and local governments, lawmakers, municipal and county boards, councils, commissions, managers, and staff.
Our attorneys serve as town attorneys for several municipalities in addition to providing lead or co-counsel assistance to city, town, and county attorneys and their staff throughout the Southeast. We offer innovative advice in addressing the complex problems and opportunities facing today's local governments.
Our experience in public policy allows us to equip clients with the knowledge they need to traverse the political system. Parker Poe provides counseling, transactional, and litigation services for governmental entities, companies, and individuals who have business before public bodies. Whether it’s development, finance, litigation, administrative proceedings, criminal investigations, or lobbying, our team can help you adapt innovative strategies to address your needs at each level of government.
We provide across-the-board representation with experience in the following areas:
- Structuring economic and community development projects.
- Representing cities and counties on the issuance of municipal bonds.
- Negotiating and drafting annexation agreements, interlocal agreements, and development agreements.
- Negotiating sports facility deals.
- Negotiating federal, state, and local tax credits.
- Trying property tax appeals throughout the United States.
- Defending cities and counties against alleged police misconduct and other high-stakes litigation at the trial and appellate levels.
- Drafting and revising land use codes and sign ordinances.
- Advising on construction, contracting, and related litigation.
- Advising on and structuring public-private partnerships (P3).
- Developing administrative enforcement procedures and code enforcement.
- Trying condemnation cases.
- Advising on procurement, purchasing, and public bidding requirements.
- Handling zoning, subdivision, and other planning matters.
- Assisting in incorporation efforts.
- Advising on utility and municipal service provisions.
- Counseling on environmental issues.
- Conducting internal investigations and counseling on employment matters and related litigation.
- Handling motions and trials for local governments on land use and zoning, open meetings, and other key issues.