Municipalities & Public Law

Offering clients a full range of legal services to meet a local government’s needs.

Labor and Employment

  • Collective bargaining
  • Grievance representation (mediation and arbitration)
  • EEOC representation
  • Daily work with administrators and HR professionals regarding employee discipline, leave provisions, performance evaluations and more
  • Performance evaluation training
  • Layoffs
  • Representation before the Ohio State Employment Relations Board regarding unfair labor practice charges and representation matters
  • Health insurance matters
    • Negotiations of rates with health insurance companies
    • Plan design changes to contain costs
    • Negotiation of these matters with union representation

      Real Estate and Taxes

      • Purchase and sale of real estate
      • Annexation matters, annexation agreements
      • Tax increment financing/incentive districts
      • Joint economic development districts
      • Deeds, easements, licensing
      • Lease agreements
      • Development agreements
      • Enterprise zones
      • Community reinvestment areas
      • Foreign trade zones
      • Board of revision

                Other Legal Services

                Open Records and Open Meetings

                • General advice
                • Training
                • Policy development
                • Litigation
                • Response to public records requests

                General Contracts

                • Negotiations
                • Drafting, amending, reviewing

                Zoning, Land Use, Planning and Building

                • General advice
                • Appearance at proceedings
                • Representation in court
                • Land use planning, Board of Zoning Appeals
                • Variances


                • Consultation with trustees and administration on legislation matters and policy matters
                • Drafting and amending legislation and policy

                Public Safety

                • Liaison with law enforcement and fire protection
                • Prosecute Mayor’s Court criminal cases, appeals and transfers

                General Liability Protection

                • Liability insurance review and consultation
                • Risk assessment, management and protection
                • Representation in litigation and collaboration with insurance defense counsel

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                Team Members 

                John E. Britton

                John E. Britton

                William M. Deters II

                William M. Deters II

                Ryan M. LaFlamme

                Ryan M. LaFlamme

                Gary T. Stedronsky

                Gary T. Stedronsky