Best & Flanagan has over 50 years of experience representing municipal and government clients. We represent cities, housing authorities, school districts, the Metropolitan Council and other governmental bodies in a wide variety of legal matters. We work closely with government staff to negotiate contracts, develop and implement policies, draft city ordinances, execute land development projects and real estate transactions and review license and permit applications.
We regularly represent governmental bodies in civil litigation matters, including eminent domain and condemnation, construction defect, zoning and land use, and constitutional law cases. We also serve as a go-to resource for our municipal clients on administrative hearings and citations, economic development, conflicts of interest, open meeting and records laws, employment matters, public contracting and construction management, law enforcement issues, and insurance and liability coverage.
Our municipal and land use team uses its deep knowledge of the way government works to represent real estate developers, businesses, contractors and individuals in land use and development matters, including: platting and subdivisions, zoning and entitlements, title matters, boundary disputes, property tax and assessment matters.