Municipal Government

 

Local governments deserve the same high-level of professional legal services as private businesses; however, they also need a legal team sensitive to the emphasis on public-interest. We understand that local governments, in essence, are multi-million dollar "municipal corporations" with employees, complex systems and demanding stakeholders, who are the residents and businesses within the community.

Instead of being a full-service firm with dozens of unrelated practice areas, we instead have chosen to concentrate on a limited number of practice areas to establish our expertise.

Our attorneys have experience as municipal Special Magistrates and county attorneys. Our legal approach supports the dual mission of municipalities:  to provide necessary services to the public and to govern in accordance with the law. The Firm is structured to operate as a team and interact seamlessly with city personnel and elected officials as they fulfill their public responsibilities.

Representing local governments in real estate transactions is a significant element of our practice. We have experience in negotiating and preparing purchase-and-sale agreements, with particular experience in the structuring of complex multi-layered transactions. Representing government agencies is a specialized practice that involves unusual issues of confidentiality in the face of Sunshine Laws and public records laws, as well as, other unique matters that we are especially prepared to address.

Government Entities represented by the Brown Law Group Over the Past Five Years:

  • City of Opa-locka
  • City of Miami Gardens
  • City of Miramar

Specific Experience of the Firm in the Following Areas:

Accessibility and Accommodations (ADA)
Appellate Law
Asset Forfeiture
Bankruptcy/Foreclosure
Code Enforcement
Commercial Leasing
Constitutional Law

  • Civil rights claims
  • Employment discrimination
  • Election law
  • Eminent domain/government takings and private property rights
  • First Amendment issues
  • Free Exercise and Establishment of Religion Claims
  • Interstate commerce
  • Public Forum Issues
  • Selective enforcement of the law
  • Separation of powers
  • Taxation
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    Ethics Law
    Labor and Employment Law
    Land Use and Zoning (Public / Private) Lending (Public / Private)
    Litigation
    Police Legal Advisement
    Public Finance
    Public Sector
    Real Estate
    Sustainable Development
  • Clean Water Act
  • Community Redevelopment Law
  • Conservation Law & Conservation Easements
  • Development Conditions, Exactions and Development Agreements
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Federal and State Endangered Species Act
  • Federal Clean Air Act

Unemployment Compensation

Our Concentration Translates into Client Savings

The lawyers at The Brown Law Group have devoted their careers to providing the highest level of legal services to municipalities, and they are knowledgeable in nearly every area of local government law. This means local government entities that select us as their municipal counsel rarely need to retain special outside counsel, which  saves our clients and the taxpayers money.  We have experience drafting ordinances and resolutions that are easily understood by the general public and able to survive legal scrutiny.


847 N.W. 119TH STREET,
SUITE 202
,
MIAMI, FLORIDA 33166

Telephone: 877.318.2976 / 305.688.7500
Fax: 855.312.0371 / 305.688.7501

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