Municipal Law

Members of our firm have represented local governments for over 50 years. The representation of public entities is extremely important work, as the taxpaying public expects its municipal entities to have the most competent and useful legal advice at the most reasonable cost.

O'Reilly Rancilio's experience with local governments in Michigan has resulted in a unique expertise in areas of the law such as the Open Meetings Act, the Freedom of Information Act, the various Home Rule Acts, planning and zoning statutes, economic development laws, the revised school code, and other laws and regulations relating to the day-to-day business and concerns of municipalities and schools. Our history of service for municipalities has also resulted in a familiarity with technical codes (for example, past and present building and fire codes) and internal policies (such as police department general orders and internal fire department policies) that has proven extremely valuable for our municipal clients.

The firm maintains a municipal law practice group of attorneys who regularly address municipal legal concerns. We are also members of the Michigan Municipal League, the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys, and the Macomb Area Communities for Regional Opportunities, the International Municipal Lawyers Association, and the Michigan Council of School Attorneys. Our municipal practice group members regularly review a variety of municipal publications, listservs, and webinars to stay current on the pressing issues facing municipalities in the 21st century.

The combined experience of the firm's attorneys is unparalleled, and the firm is uniquely qualified to serve any and all municipal legal needs that may arise.

Our municipal law attorneys are: