Government services

Public law

Overview

Whether a client needs assistance with lobbying, economic development incentives, procuring government contracting, applying for tax credits, or navigating issues in the complex legislative landscape, McDonald Hopkins’ Public Law Practice Group can help.

We bring together attorneys who have a broad range of experience working in the government arena, whether as elected public officials at the county, state or local level or as counsel to individuals, businesses, nonprofits and local, state and federal government entities. Our experience with government relations combined with our legal expertise and deep bench strength across multiple practice areas and markets allows us to provide insightful legal solutions and guidance to our clients. We also utilize our solid relationships with public officials and their staff in a strategic and effective matter, whether we are lobbying for change in a policy or ensuring a fair and effective procurement process.

Services to townships, cities, villages, counties, port authorities, school districts, library districts, fire districts or other governmental body include:

  • Tax-exempt financings (bond counsel/project counsel)
  • Tax abatement/tax incentives
  • Public/private partnerships
  • Governmental procedural matters
  • Governmental contracts
  • Public bidding
  • Sunshine Law
  • Project development counsel
  • Ethics
  • Governmental legislation
  • Tax levy law
  • Income tax/special tax law
  • Governmental leasing
  • Election law

Services to banking or financial intitutions or investment banking firms include:

  • Underwriter counsel
  • Disclosure counsel
  • Bank purchaser counsel
  • Letter of credit bank counsel 
  • Trustee counsel
  • Governmental borrowings
  • Governmental leasing

Services to healthcare organizations, educational, cultural, or other type of nonprofits include:

  • Tax-exempt bond and lease financings
  • Organizational structuring and procedures
  • Public/private partnerships
  • Project development counsel
  • Governance documents and procedures 

Services to real estate developers include:

  • Tax abatement – enterprise zones, community reinvestment areas, other special zones
  • Tax incentives – tax increment financing, special improvement districts and other incentives
  • Public/private partnerships 
  • Project development counsel
  • Utility access
  • Governmental interface

Services to for-profit corporations include:

  • Tax abatement – enterprise zones, community reinvestment areas, other special zones
  • Tax incentives – tax increment financing, special improvement districts and other incentives
  • Public/private partnerships 
  • Project development counsel
  • Utility access
  • Governmental interface
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