Serving State and Local Government Authorities
Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd. has a long history of assisting state and local governments, municipalities and other public sector entities with a wide variety of legal issues ranging from human resources and employment contract disputes, to zoning and land use, to general contracting matters. The attorneys at our firm have served as counsel to municipal authorities, cities, counties, townships, park and library districts, educational institutions and other governmental authorities throughout the State of Illinois. Through these experiences, our lawyers have developed a solid understanding of state and local government processes and procedures. We harness this knowledge to help our public entity clients resolve both day to day and more sophisticated legal challenges involving an extensive range of legal matters, including:
- Zoning and Land Use Planning. HMBR attorneys advise state and local governments and municipalities on a full range of zoning and land use issues.
- Conduct of Municipal Officers. The attorneys in our practice advise trustees, mayors, township officials and members of municipal boards and commissions on matters involving the exercise of municipal powers and limitations. We also represent public officials facing public misconduct investigations and proceedings.
- Election Law. Our lawyers provide guidance on a variety of election law issues, ranging from the preparation of nomination papers, to the filing and defending of election challenges, to campaign financing matters.
- Governance and Fiduciary Duties. The attorneys in our practice routinely work with public entity clients to ensure that their actions are compliant with applicable statutes and regulations as well as their own charters, bylaws and other internal rules and procedures.
HMBR attorneys frequently attend township and municipal meetings and assist our public entity clients in drafting and amending legislation, codes and ordinances as well as internal bylaws and procedures. We also assist our clients in responding to subpoenas, FOIA requests and Open Meetings Act requests, and are often called upon to represent our clients in administrative code violation hearings. Additionally, as part of our State and Local Government Practice, HMBR attorneys have represented municipalities and police officers facing § 1983 claims and lawsuits.
Whether the matter involves helping a municipal board organize and conduct a meeting, negotiating a quick resolution to a dispute, or litigating a complex case in federal, state or local court, our attorneys are committed to providing the support and guidance our clients need to fulfill their public duties and responsibilities.