Serving Southeast Michigan For Over 30 Years.

Governmental Law

Macomb County, Michigan Municipal and School Attorneys — Serving Southeast Michigan and Beyond for Over 45 Years

For more than 45 years, the Sterling Heights law firm of O'Reilly Rancilio has advised and represented municipalities and school districts in the tri-county area of southeast Michigan and beyond. We advise on day-to-day municipal and school law matters as general counsel, serve as consultants on special legal issues, provide defense counsel when the public body or its officials are sued, draft and prosecute local ordinance violations, and provide expertise in the areas of planning and zoning.

Our government law attorneys serve as general counsel to the city of Sterling Heights, the village of Armada, and the Warren Consolidated Schools, and we are the local ordinance prosecutors for Grosse Pointe Shores.

Our attorneys also have unique expertise representing the Macomb County Charter Commission, downtown development authorities, tax increment financing districts, corridor improvement authorities, cable commissions and civil service commissions. We have successfully represented school districts against consolidation petitions filed by residents who want to leave the district. We are at the forefront of open carry issues and medical marijuana regulations. We have developed innovative ordinances to license and govern massage establishments, body art facilities, pawn establishments, hotels and motels, and secondhand merchants. We developed fireworks regulations to supplement the recent state laws. We have also developed the only dangerous dog ordinance of its kind, with an emphasis on owner responsibility and conditions for keeping potentially dangerous dogs after an incident occurs.

We welcome inquiries from local governments and school districts in Macomb County, Oakland County, Wayne County, St. Clair County, Washtenaw County and surrounding counties.



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Dec
5
The firm is pleased to announce that Sharon DeWaele-Persichini, a Shareholder of the firm, has been appointed as City Attorney for the City of Harper Woods.  Sharon… Read More
Dec
5
The firm is pleased to announce that Brian C. Grant has become a Shareholder of the firm effective December 1, 2018.  Brian joined the firm as an Associate in 2017… Read More
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5
By Eric C. Turnbull On November 6, 2018, the State of Michigan voted “Yes” to Proposal 1 and authorized adult recreational marijuana statewide. The law will b… Read More
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21
By Eric C. Turnbull If you paid any attention to this over the summer, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion that cleared away a long-standing federal ban on s… Read More
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