Best & Flanagan


Government Law & Land Development: Municipal Law

Best & Flanagan regularly and actively advises small and large Minnesota cities, their boards and commissions on the broad array of legal matters facing government management and leadership today. For decades, we have helped to manage and grow the very cities in which we work and live, and achieve positive results. We have experience successfully handling the full array of challenges that large and small municipalities experience, including legal issues pertaining to:

  • City government
  • Data Practices Act
  • Economic Development
  • Financing
  • Labor and employment challenges
  • Liquor Licensing and Regulation
  • Open Meeting Law
  • Planning and zoning issues
  • Public transit
  • Real estate tax and special assessment appeals
  • Regulatory challenges
  • Sewer, water and utility systems
  • Civil rights litigation

Outstanding municipal service management often translates into jobs, quality housing, strong schools, enhanced recreation, safe neighborhoods and economic growth. We work closely with government staff and elected officials on all areas of the law pertaining to their growth, development and management initiatives. We typically serve as outside general counsel or city attorney. We are also an active member of the team in working with city council, city officers and other governmental agencies.