Oklahoma Municipal Law Attorneys Offer Counsel to Citizens and Businesses
Experienced local representation in issues of zoning, regulation and litigation
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 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. Williams, Box, Forshee & Bullard, P.C. represents individual citizens and their businesses in cases related to:
- Boundary changes
- Building and construction
- Economic development
- Elected officials
- Eminent domain
- Employment law, including union and nonunion public employees
- Environmental law
- Financial affairs
- Freedom of Information Act
- Governing bodies
- Land use, annexation, zoning and condemnation
- Legal issues incidental to managing city services
- Municipal court prosecution and operations
- Open meeting and records laws compliance
- Ordinance drafting
- Utilities and water
Any time a local government acts, there is a potential for it to violate the rights of local citizens. Our attorneys protect your rights against all legislation, regulation and government action.
Defending residents against eminent domain proceedings
Too often, economic development that would benefit a small group of developers and investors is forced through local government. Building projects that destroy local businesses and force residents out of their homes are approved in the name of progress. Government often tries to take private property or force its sale through a doctrine called eminent domain. While government is allowed to purchase your land at market value for certain public uses or improvements, there are Constitutional limits on this right. Our attorneys fight eminent domain on your behalf, challenging the city or town and arguing that their taking of your land to give to a private developer is an unlawful taking under the Constitution.
Contact a trusted and established municipal law firm in Oklahoma
To schedule a consultation with Williams, Box, Forshee & Bullard, P.C., call us at (405) 232-0080 or contact our firm online. Our office is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.