Municipal Law

Nauman Smith provides advice and other legal services to municipalities in central Pennsylvania. We serve as solicitors and/or special counsel to townships, boroughs, collection bureaus, and zoning hearing boards. Our municipal work requires a close collaborative relationship with public officials who grapple with the challenges constantly facing local governments in Pennsylvania. For municipal lawyers, such working relationships are sustained through great attention to detail and timely performance – hallmarks of Nauman Smith’s professional credo.

We regularly handle land development projects, drafting of ordinances and contracts, procurement issues, procedural issues, and complicated real estate and tax issues. The needs of our many clients place us on the cutting edge of topical municipal law matters such as the Right-to-Know and Sunshine Laws. We also help municipalities address problems with aging infrastructure and regulatory compliance, a concern to all Pennsylvanians.

We are prepared to prosecute or defend civil lawsuits involving our municipal clients, and to actively engage in all manner of administrative proceedings – from informal disputes with PennDOT, to DEP enforcement actions, and adversarial hearings before the Public Utility Commission. When it comes to municipal law, Nauman Smith is ready to offer insightful guidance and timely service.