Government and Municipal Law

Government and Municipal Law Attorneys Serving All of Minnesota

Serving Cities and Individuals Throughout Minnesota the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area

LeVander, Gillen & Miller, P.A. is proud of its long history, rich with political involvement and community service. From small communities, to the first-ring suburbs, and growing communities we represent, we serve our municipal clients with expertise and pride. In addition, we are able to share our government and municipal law knowledge with our individual and business clients when they need assistance in maneuvering through the often complex administrative processes of governmental agencies, political subdivisions, and local decision-making bodies.

Municipalities and Governmental Entities ~ LeVander, Gillen & Miller, P.A. has served as the city attorneys for the cities of South St. Paul (since 1957); Inver Grove Heights (since the 1970s); Sunfish Lake (since 1988); West St. Paul (since 1995); Buffalo Lake (since 1996); Mahtomedi (since 2000); Fridley (since 2011); Cottage Grove (since 2013); and Forest Lake (since 2014). Each of the communities the firm represents brings its own set of unique issues and challenges. These matters are handled on a daily basis by the attorneys in the firm's Municipal and Governmental Law Practice Group. Accordingly, our municipal attorneys stay abreast of the latest changes in law and approaches to management of a city government. We are able to share our collective knowledge and experience attained with each municipal client.

The types of matters handled on a regular basis by the attorneys in our Municipal and Governmental Law Practice Group include, but are not limited to: open meeting laws, Minnesota Government Data Practices Act questions, zoning, eminent domain, public contracting, bonding, environmental issues, real estate acquisitions, city charters, election laws, tax increment financing, development, ordinance drafting, land use matters, special assessments, licensing, employment issues, code violations, capital improvement projects, joint powers agreements, economic development authorities, forfeitures, city planning matters, and criminal prosecution.

We frequently serve as special counsel for other municipalities and organizations when conflicts arise or when our specialized experience is desired by other communities and many of the firm's municipal attorneys serve as regular lecturers and speakers at statewide conferences and educational seminars.

Criminal Prosecution ~ As the City Attorneys for West St. Paul, Inver Grove Heights, and Sunfish Lake, a number of our attorneys serve as prosecutors in the enforcement of petty, misdemeanor, and gross misdemeanor offenses. The firm's Prosecution Department ensures that each criminal matter is handled professionally, fairly, and in compliance with the law enforcement goals of our municipal clients. We value the cities we represent, and we work to ensure those cities are safe for the citizens who reside in them.

Individual and Business Clients ~ A large part of our practice is dedicated to the representation of private clients (including individuals, businesses, real estate developers, and contractors) in matters involving municipalities or governmental agencies, including: eminent domain, code violations, zoning, permits, assessment appeals, variances, platting and subdivisions, licensing, special assessments, real estate title issues, boundary disputes, land use, and real estate development. Our private clients benefit from the vast knowledge and experience we obtain by representing municipalities and governmental agencies.

Contact Our Municipal and Government Lawyers to Discuss All of Your Minnesota Law Needs

Let the experience and expertise of LeVander, Gillen & Miller, P.A. work for you. Contact us today. If you are selecting an attorney to represent your city or are looking for an attorney to represent you in a matter pending before a governmental body, we have the knowledge and skill you need on your side.