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We work in tandem with law enforcement, elected and appointed government officials, zoning administrators, and all other county or municipal employees to provide high quality, cost-effective and timely legal services.


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  • Joint Economic Development Districts
  • Labor & Employment
  • Mayor’s Court and Municipal Court Prosecution
  • Municipal Contracts
  • Municipal Finance: CEDAs, JEDDs and TIFs
  • Police Liability
  • Public Meeting/Public Records
  • Tax Increment Financing Districts
  • Zoning & Land Use
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C. Awele Nwajei

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Mark R. Weaver

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