The lawyers at Schibell & Mennie offer legal representation to municipalities and political subdivisions throughout New Jersey. Our lawyers also counsel individual clients in cases involving cities, townships, counties, public agencies, and other governing bodies.
Our municipal practice is wide-ranging and encompasses all matters related to city and township law. We counsel political subdivisions in areas involving construction and competitive bidding, public employment and grievance matters, bond issues, public finance law, litigation, constitutional law, environmental issues, land use and zoning, and affordable housing cases.
New Jersey is a state that juggles numerous environmental matters. From the ongoing Hurricane Sandy recovery to the continuing efforts to reduce toxic waste, stop sprawl, and conserve green spaces, businesses and individuals in the Garden State are frequently faced with tough issues in the environmental space. Balancing economic growth against the protection of natural resources is not always an easy or straightforward task.
Our lawyers work with businesses, individuals, and municipalities in a wide range of environmental compliance matters. We have experience assisting clients with matters involving federal regulatory issues, as well as state agency compliance cases.
Our Municipal Litigation Practice
Our New Jersey municipal law attorneys represent municipalities and other political subdivisions in front of administrative bodies and courts throughout the state.
We handle cases from the negotiation stage all the way to trial in both state and federal courts. New Jersey Municipal Lawyers are also frequently called upon to draft municipal legislation, contracts, and other legal documents on behalf of our municipal clients.
We also represent individuals who seek to protect their legal rights in cases involving municipal matters. We have successfully represented clients in land use and zoning cases, nuisance abatement case, dog bite cases, permit cases, and government takings cases.
Land Use and Zoning Cases
The lawyers at Schibell & Mennie assist both individuals and municipalities in a full range of land use and zoning cases. We regularly represent clients in cases involving zoning violations, nuisance abatement cases, injunctive relief, zoning board decisions and appeals, constitutional challenges to zoning provisions, and cases involving wireless communication towers.
In many cases, the decision of a town’s zoning officer has a tremendous impact on a single homeowner, neighborhood, or group of homeowners. Fighting back can feel like navigating an obstacle course, as the initial process for appealing or defending your rights typically takes place outside the court system.
Many people are unaware of their rights and have no idea what steps to take next. When issues do end up in court, people are often unprepared for the rigors of litigation. Our lawyers are proud of our reputation for providing clear guidance and grounded support for individuals involved in land use and zoning cases.
Municipal Personal Injury Defense
In a state with a volatile climate, municipalities must often contend with personal injury claims related to slips and falls on ice and snow.
Political subdivisions in New Jersey often deal frequently with claims involving broken sidewalks, insurance disputes, defective highway design, and motor vehicle accidents involving city workers or city-owned equipment.
Municipalities have specific defenses when it comes to personal injury claims. The law also imposes strict time limits on plaintiffs for notifying municipalities of an intent to file a lawsuit.
Our New Jersey Municipal Lawyers work side by side with municipalities to assert their rights and defend against personal injury litigation that drains public resources.
Our multidisciplinary approach to municipal law allows us to represent individuals and government entities in a wide range of municipal law cases. Call the New Jersey municipal law attorneys at Schibell & Mennie today to discuss your case.
If you need to consult a New Jersey attorney, you need to contact Schibell & Mennie, LLC. The initial consultation is always free.