Preeminence in Public Agency Law
We have unique experience representing public and quasi-public agencies and instrumentalities in a broad range of statutory compliance and implementation, legislative, transactional, litigation and employment matters.

Breadth of Experience
Our public clients rely on our expertise in the areas that matter most to them: interpreting intricate statutory and regulatory requirements and closing complex transactions. Our knowledge and appreciation of the constraints and opportunities inherent in our public clients’ statutory frameworks allows us to better serve these clients in drafting contracts, leases and other third-party agreements.

Labor and Employment Expertise
We represent a number of public and quasi-public agencies in addressing personnel matters. We assist these clients in minimizing issues by designing personnel handbooks and codes of conduct and presenting training sessions on sexual harassment prevention for managers and employees. Our extensive case work has involved allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination on the basis of age, disability, race, national origin and sexual orientation.

Transactional Expertise
A large portion of our work for public and quasi-public instrumentalities is in negotiating and closing real estate, bond financing and other transactions. Examples of transactional work on behalf of public and quasi-public agencies and instrumentalities include:

  • Several complex transactions on behalf of the state convention center authority in connection with a large public convention center, including land acquisitions, street relocations, analysis of expansion sites, transactions with other public agencies relating to relocation of agency facilities, and creation of public amenities to enhance access to the convention center from a nearby hotel and a transportation center
  • Development and implementation of loan programs for a quasi-public and closing hundreds of loans in these programs
  • Leasing and acquisition of land for construction of residential and student life facilities for several state universities on behalf of a state instrumentality
  • Representation of an urban housing authority in private redevelopment and finance of former public developments

Litigation Expertise
Our litigators have a long record of resolving our public and quasi-public clients’ disputes in a practical, cost-effective manner which permits these clients to focus on their statutory missions.