Massachusetts Municipal Law Attorneys Counsel Developers and Businesses

Salem law firm delivering results for 50 years
Municipal law, which governs the operation of cities and towns and regulates the delivery of essential services, is the body of law that has the most immediate impact on everyday citizens. By controlling police, fire departments, public schools and garbage pickup, municipal law significantly affects a community’s quality of life. Municipal law is also the place where theoretical Constitutional protections are put to the test, as zoning decisions clash with private property rights, parking restrictions aid or impede commerce and elections preserve or subvert democratic rule. Serafini, Darling & Correnti has been actively engaged in municipal law for more 50 years. We represent local governing bodies and individual citizens in cases related to:

  • Boundary changes
  • Building and construction
  • Economic development
  • Elected officials
  • Elections
  • Eminent domain
  • Employment law, including union
    and nonunion public employees
  • Environmental law
  • Ethics
  • Financial affairs
  • Freedom of Information Act
  • Governing bodies
  • Land use, annexation, zoning and
  • Legal issues incidental to managing city
  • Litigation
  • Municipal court prosecution and
  • Open meeting and records laws
  • Ordinance drafting
  • Utilities and water

Litigation on behalf of local government
Too often, economic development that would benefit an overwhelming majority is hindered by a small, non-representative group. Red tape on the state or federal level can also stymie progress. When a city ordinance, practice or development stirs up conflict with state and federal agencies, community groups or individual residents, Serafini, Darling & Correnti provides robust representation to protect the interests of the city in service of the people it represents.

Counseling city officers and elected officials on compliance issues
Newly elected officials often must be educated on the differences between standard operating procedures in the public and private sectors. This can also be true for veteran city managers. Serafini, Darling & Correnti has the knowledge, experience and resources to inform responsible officers about the requirements of open meeting and open records law, the code of ethics and numerous other problems frequently faced by local entities. We can even assist in drafting ordinances to avoid conflict with existing precedent.

Contact an established municipal law firm in Massachusetts for a free consultation
To schedule a free initial appointment with Serafini, Darling & Correnti, call us at 978-744-0212 or contact us online.