Local Government Law
Our attorneys have provided local governments in Georgia with experienced counsel and representation in all areas related to muncipal and county governance. The firm has an established history of representing cities, counties, development authorities, community improvement districts (CIDs) and water and sewer authorities on many of the issues confronting such entities. MaddoxNix has litigation experience in the fields of annexation, zoning disputes, redevelopment, and contract disputes in the public arena. Lawyers in our firm have also been involved in the passage of SPLOST and HOST tax initiatives and assisted clients in drafting and negotiatng related intergovernmental agreements, project contracts and addressing the issues arising from the projects funded by such intitiatives. In addition, our firm has been involved in the acquisition of properties, right of way for streetscape projects, reservoir construction and the expansion of public facilities.
Our attorneys have extensive experience drafting and implementing local ordinances, negotiating contracts on behalf of governmental entities, zoning and land use disputes, compliance with open meetings and open records laws, Georgia Tax Tribunal, competitive bidding procurement procedures, and public finance.
Based on the firm’s experience in Municipal Law, our attorneys are often retained to assist clients with negotiating contracts with governmental entities, securing governmental approvals, economic development incentives and funding for client projects, and obtaining favorable interpretations of local regulations. Our attorneys have provided advice to numerous clients related to local ad valorem, sales, and license taxes and have navigated clients through the complexity of a variety of local licensing and regulatory issues.