From strategic planning to crisis management, GSH&S’s Municipal & Government Relations Group navigates clients through the complex labyrinths of local municipal, state and federal activities. Whether representing clients in pursuit of obtaining regulatory approvals, litigating complex issues, or developing new partnerships with government entities, our attorneys offer clients significant public sector expertise.
Because of the interplay between eminent domain procedure and environmental quality review for public projects, our expertise in those areas allows us to develop and implement strategies to bring our clients’ projects to fruition. We regularly assist municipalities, IDAs, and public authorities and agencies in their acquisition of property for the siting of public facilities, redevelopment of blighted areas, and other public projects. We are also experienced in joint public/private development projects that have been made possible by the innovative use of eminent domain powers, complex financing structures, tax exemptions, Payment in Lieu of Tax (PILOT), and community benefit programs.
We advise clients on governmental matters in a range of areas and industries, including:
- Banking and Finance
- Corporate Governance
- Crisis Management
- Economic Development Incentives
- Election, Lobbying Compliance and Campaign Finance Law
- Environmental and Energy Issues
- Infrastructure and Project Finance
- Land Use
- Not for Profit Organizations
- Regulatory Services
- Securities and Commodities
- Tax and Tax Certiorari
- White-collar Crime