Municipalities & Other Units of Local Government

Sorling has represented units of local government for nearly four decades. Its clients have ranged from large to small municipalities, townships, fire protection districts, the Springfield Mass Transit District, and the Springfield Airport Authority. Whether it is serving as special counsel on a large project, or serving as the public body’s corporate counsel, our attorneys have helped local governments throughout the State of Illinois. Because of their experience, these attorneys are also frequent presenters at seminars, including those sponsored by the Illinois Municipal League, the Township Officials of Illinois, the Illinois Association of Park Districts, and the Illinois Association of Fire Protection Districts.

A primary focus of practicing in this area is helping public officials comply with the complex and frequently changing laws pertaining to the Open Meetings Act, the Freedom of Information Act, and the Local Records Retention Act. However, our attorneys are also able to assist with complex zoning issues, code enforcement and adjudications, real estate matters, employment and labor issues, litigation, and budgeting and tax issues. Essentially, Sorling Northrup is able to handle under one roof any matter that may arise within the public body. This depth of experience helps us to provide not only effective representation and sophisticated solutions, but also cost-efficient counsel designed to meet any budget.

We know that public bodies have high expectations for their legal representation. Accordingly, we strive to be both responsive and efficient. Our attorneys are able to quickly draft ordinances, resolutions, and other documents necessary to conduct the public’s business. With competitive rates and a dedication to service, Sorling Northrup’s local government practice can be a true asset to any public body.

Sorling Northrup attorneys who practice in this area include: