Legal Services for Your Municipal and Governmental Needs

At Monaco Cooper Lamme & Carr, PLLC, our attorneys are familiar with the often-complex federal and state laws, regulations, and procedural and substantive rules that govern municipal and government issues and claims. We successfully handle these significant and high stakes matters in discovery, at trial, and on appeal.

Municipal Clients

  • Colleges and universities
  • Fire and ambulance districts
  • Governmental agencies, officials, and employees
  • Jails, prisons, and correctional facilities
  • Municipalities, counties, cities, towns, and villages
  • Police departments
  • Police officers, officials, and employees
  • Private entities that provide services for and on behalf of governmental agencies
  • School districts, boards, officials, and employees
  • State agencies, officials, and employees

Comprehensive Municipal and Governmental Services

  • Acquisition, development, and zoning of real property
  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Article 78 proceedings
  • Civil service laws
  • Collective bargaining 
  • Contract grievances 
  • Employment law and labor relations
  • Environmental compliance and remediation
  • General counsel
  • Human resource and workplace issues
  • Labor and employment issues and litigation
  • Land use and zoning
  • Litigation in state and federal courts
  • Mediation and arbitration
  • Open Meetings Laws and executive sessions
  • Ordinance drafting and enforcement
  • OSHA issues
  • PILOT issues
  • Planning, risk management, and claims avoidance
  • Regulatory investigations and compliance
  • Representation at board, municipal, zoning, planning, and other government meetings
  • Tax certiorari matters
  • Training and risk mitigation

Counsel to Towns and Villages 

Monaco Cooper Lamme & Carr, PLLC attorneys are regularly retained by towns and villages in the State of New York to provide counsel regarding:

  • Attendance at meetings and public hearings
  • Legal advice to municipal board and/or supervisors
  • Review of contracts
  • Development and review of local laws, amendments, and resolutions
  • Development and review of deeds, contracts, offers and other municipal instruments
  • Development and review of policies and procedures
  • Assistance with real estate transactions
  • Prosecution and defense for and against the municipality and its officials acting in their official capacity

Administrative Hearings

Our attorneys appear before administrative tribunals, such as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the New York State Department of Human Rights (NYSDHR).  We represent businesses, professionals and other individuals, and state and local public bodies and officials who are charged with alleged violations brought 42 U.S.C. § 1983, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act, and other federal and state civil rights statutes.

Municipal Liability Claims

We are well-versed in all facets of municipal law, from investigation through trial and appeal, including the complexities of claims founded under 42 U.S.C. §§1983 and 1985, the Civil Rights Act, as well as many others which expose otherwise immune entities and officials to liability. 

Our attorneys understand the intricacies of working with government officials and employees, corporation counsel, in-house counsel, claims counsel, and risk management personnel.  We employ targeted discovery and depositions, early motion practice, and expert and trial strategies, to effectively resolve cases in a timely and cost-effective manner.  We do so, to obtain the very best outcome for our clients.

Individuals and Businesses

We understand the complexities of government regulation and its impact on businesses and individuals. We provide a safe harbor—indeed, a calm—as we work with you through various governmental processes to protect and defend what you have worked so hard to achieve.

Put our experience to work for you