Municipal Law

The attorneys of the Pennsylvania office of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., have extensive experience representing municipalities and other clients before local governing bodies, planning and development commissions, and zoning hearing boards throughout eastern Pennsylvania. This experience enables them to provide a high level of service and representation in real estate development and zoning, litigation, environmental, economic development and finance, and labor and employment law.

Our municipal services include acting as counsel of record for municipalities and clients in municipal hearings, trial court cases and appellate level proceedings; assisting municipal code enforcement officers in compliance proceedings; drafting, interpreting and implementing ordinances and resolutions regulating matters from permit issuances to zoning classifications; reviewing contract and real estate documents including commercial leases; municipal board financing; and creating Tax Incremental Financing and Keystone Opportunity Zone districts. Our attorneys have provided legal services to local municipalities with regard to environmental issues, police negotiations, employment issues, preliminary injunctions, condemnations, civil service practices, telecommunication, economic development and finance, and franchise law. They are familiar with the Pennsylvania Sunshine Act and the Right to Know Law.

Our attorneys act as Solicitors, Assistant Solicitors, and Special Counsel for the following municipalities and municipal entities:

  • Borough of Catasauqua Civil Service Division
  • Borough of Fountain Hill
  • Borough of Hellertown
  • Borough of Hellertown Civil Service Commission
  • Borough of Macungie
  • Borough of Palmerton
  • City of Allentown
  • Easton Parking Authority
  • Lehigh County
  • Lower Macungie Township
  • Northampton County
  • Northampton County Gaming and Economic Development Authority
  • Penn Forest Zoning Hearing Board
  • Weisenberg Township
  • Whitehall Township Building Code Board of Appeals
  • Whitehall Township Tax and Appeals Board

They have provided strategic counsel to the Cities of Bethlehem and Easton, and to Bethlehem’s Economic Development Corporation and Easton’s Greater Economic Development Partnership.

Our attorneys both present and attend seminars on municipal law issues. They are members of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Solicitors and the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs.

Such extensive representation has permitted our attorneys to engage in major litigation before Pennsylvania’s state and federal courts.


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