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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Press Room

Jul
24
John Bartley of the firm has been appointed a co-chair of the Titles and Conveyancing Special Committee of the Real Property Section of the State Bar of Michigan. Th… Read More
Jun
22
The firm is pleased to announce that Brian C. Grant and Scott R. Ruark have joined the firm’s litigation practice. Brian C. Grant focuses his practice in the… Read More
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Aug
16
By Donald P. DeNault, Jr. On July 27th, Governor Rick Snyder signed Public Act 112, which amends the Michigan Vehicle Code to allow soliciting in public roadway inte… Read More
Jul
18
By John D. Bartley On June 15, 2017 the Governor signed House Bill 4532 into law as Public Act 54 of 2017.  This law is made effective as of June 15, 2017 and provi… Read More
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