Municipal Law

 

Rosenstein, Fist & Ringold has a long and rich history of representing governmental entities that spans more than 75 years. The experience of RFR’s attorneys in representing governmental entities provides the firm’s clients with a unique level of skill and quality unmatched in the Oklahoma legal community. RFR’s attorneys bring a familiarity with the workings of modern governmental entity, combining a wide range of legal disciplines that affords a highly sophisticated level of legal representation for our governmental entities. Because of this, RFR’s attorneys can often provide legal services to a governmental client in a more efficient and superior manner. In addition, RFR has the manpower to put the necessary number of attorneys, with the required expertise, on a project when needed to ensure that it is completed in a timely manner. We recognize that the demands on municipalities and other governmental agencies are greater and more complex than ever before.

We provide both city/town attorney and outside counsel services on general municipal legal issues in Oklahoma to cities, towns and their various public trust authorities. We have several experienced lawyers serving as city and town attorneys for several Oklahoma municipalities and provide a variety of back-up services in many more municipalities. Day-to-day experience guiding municipalities through the complex legal and business issues faced by municipal officials and staff is the primary responsibility of our municipal law practice group. We advise municipal clients in all areas of public law and provide assistance in the following areas:

  • Legal aspects of managing basic municipal functions such as police, fire, taxation, etc.;
  • Public finance, contracting and procurement;
  • Annexation, eminent domain, zoning, and condemnation;
  • Public authority and special district/assessment area formation
  • Land use and development;
  • Construction;
  • Codification of ordinances;
  • Open meetings and open records;
  • Economic development;
  • Municipal court prosecution and operations;
  • Labor and employment matters;
  • Compliance with open meetings and records laws;
  • Real property acquisitions, sales and leasing;
  • Water, wastewater, electric utilities, and franchises;
  • Civil litigation, including zoning and land use, civil rights, employment, construction disputes and tort defense; and
  • Ethics
Municipal Law