State and Local Government

Stevens & Lee has a long history of representing state and local government clients, including counties, cities, boroughs, townships, municipal authorities, redevelopment authorities, industrial development authorities, housing authorities, transportation authorities, school districts, local and state agencies and various other public agencies in a wide range of matters. We are thoroughly familiar with the local, state and federal statutes, regulations and case law applicable to public entities.

Our state and local government practice is multidisciplinary in nature, involving lawyers who regularly counsel clients not only in general municipal law, but also specific areas, such as municipal finance, labor and employment and employee benefits, among others. Many of our lawyers serve or have served as solicitors to various municipalities, authorities and school districts and have also served as special counsel on specific projects or matters.

Our multidisciplinary team is staffed with a diverse group of professionals with unique expertise in state and local government, economic development, financial and operational advisory, infrastructure, emergency preparedness, energy, housing and transportation. Among the professionals on our integrated team are former elected or appointed public officials; a former General Counsel to the Commonwealth; a former General Counsel to the Pennsylvania Treasurer; a former leader of the Pennsylvania Senate Republican caucus; a former member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives; a former Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development; former legislative staffers; a former managing director and finance director of a Pennsylvania third class city; and a former member of the Pennsylvania Gaming Board.

In addition, Stevens & Lee is part of a professional services platform of affiliated businesses which includes GSL Public Strategies Group, providing a complete range of government consulting, government relations and corporate and crisis communications services.; FSL Public Finance, a registered municipal financial advisory firm; Stevens & Lee Public Affairs, providing New Jersey-focused legislative interaction, governmental process, regulatory affairs and consulting services to private companies, health care and non-profit organizations.; and a Pennsylvania government affairs group, among other businesses. Our platform approach to assisting state and local governments achieve their objectives allows us to provide a broad range of integrated services to our municipal clients.