Municipal Law

Municipal Law/Local Government Law

Municipal Law Attorneys Serving Government Clients For All of Their Legal Needs

Since 1938, Rathje & Woodward, LLC has maintained its tradition of providing full-service general counsel to various municipalities and governmental bodies such as: the Village of Westmont, the Village of Big Rock, the Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District, the Village of Oakbrook Terrace, the Village of Oakbrook (special zoning counsel), the Village of Harwood Heights, Milton Township, the DuPage County Forest Preserve and the Geneva Park District.

Our attorneys have successfully represented villages and other government clients in a wide array of municipal law issues, including astute legal counsel on matters involving:

  • Land Use and Zoning: Rathje & Woodward, LLC represents municipal clients on all aspects of land use, zoning and real estate matters, including real estate purchases and sales, complex planned developments, annexations and annexation agreements, TIF assistance, zoning ordinance drafting, and guiding our clients through the public hearing and zoning approval process.

  • Council Representation: Our law firm provides accurate and helpful guidance to city councils and boards of trustees by attending meetings and advising on council procedures, conflict of interest matters, ordinance approval procedures, and legislative and case law updates that affect the day to day operations of the municipality.

  • Municipal Prosecution and Litigation: Our attorneys have extensive experience in prosecuting ordinance violations and will assist in setting up local prosecution ordinances and systems. As a full service firm, we also regularly handle all litigation matters for municipalities in state and federal courts.

  • Human Resources: Rathje & Woodward, LLC advises on a wide variety of employment-related issues, including hiring, promotion, discipline and termination issues, as well as FLSA, FMLA, and HIPAA matters.

We know that every municipality is unique and has its own ordinances and policies. Our diverse legal practice can help towns with:

  • Liquor License Issuance, Revocation and Hearings
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Establishing and Maintaining Public Utilities
  • Permit Issuance and Revocation
  • Ordinance Drafting and Amendments
  • SSA’s and Special Service Areas
  • Finance and Tax Matters
  • Police and Fire Department Matters
  • Board of Fire and Police Commission Representation
  • Pension Issues

Contact Our Municipal Law Attorneys Today

Contact Rathje & Woodward, LLC to help you with your municipal law concerns. Call 630-668-8500 to learn more about our government law legal services.

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