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An attorney representing public sector clients must understand and value working with a mission-driven organization that is accountable to the public. Miller Nash has an extensive public law practice advising local government and special governmental entities, including school districts, community colleges, public universities, cities, counties, special districts, ports, transit districts, urban renewal agencies, and housing authorities.

We serve as outside general counsel for a number of our public clients and work with in-house general counsel, governing boards, and key administration for others. We serve these clients in areas including employment, labor relations, benefits, data security, elections, ethics, public records and meetings, finance, local budget law, bonding, land use, taxation, real estate, construction, and public procurement and contracting. Our general approach to mission-driven clients is to learn their mission and become part of the team. We provide valuable, affordable services by establishing project parameters, delegating work appropriately, and by keeping the client informed.

As a leader in public law, our group is knowledgeable about the complex legal and public policy issues facing public bodies. Our team includes several attorneys who have experience as in-house municipal or special district counsel or as professionals, including a former city attorney, county counsel, assistant county counsel, metro planner, and large, urban school district general counsel. Our attorneys understand and respect the work of the firm’s public body clients and take great satisfaction in helping them to achieve their goals.


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