Cost-effective, comprehensive counsel for community governing bodies.
Gross McGinley Allentown PA Municipal Attorneys

Attorneys Experienced In Municipal Matters

We’re committed to using our knowledge and experience to help municipalities with their legal matters. We strategize to resolve not only current situations, but also to plan for the future and proactively mitigate potential issues.

We represent our municipal clients in all judicial and administrative forums and also defend governing bodies in litigation that involves:

  • Civil rights violations
  • Exclusionary zoning claims
  • Labor and employment
  • Personal injury
  • Premises liability
  • Property disputes
  • Recreational land use
  • Wrongful death

Municipal Law

We serve as Solicitors advising on the following municipal matters:

  • Code Enforcement: We counsel municipalities that require counsel and representation on both administrative and civil approaches to code enforcement.
  • Condemnation/ Land Development: We work with municipalities that require counsel and representation on land use, development, and condemnation matters.
  • Easements: We counsel and advise municipalities and individual clients on easement rights and their enforcement.
  • Ethics Commission: We collaborate with municipalities whose elected officials require guidance to make informed decisions when creating ethics commissions.
  • Liens/ Appeals: We counsel municipalities who must file claims or appeals for utilities, property taxes, and more. 
  • Ordinances: We counsel municipalities who need assistance drafting, interpreting, and implementing a range of ordinances.
  • Personnel Matters: We advise municipalities that require counsel on employment and labor issues.
  • Resolutions: We advise municipal councils that are drafting, modifying, and adopting new resolutions.
  • Right to Know: We advise municipalities and individual clients concerned with the regulations that govern the Right to Know Act (or PA Sunshine Law).
  • Tax Assessment Appeals: We represent both municipalities and individual clients seeking to appeal tax assessments.
  • Zoning Matters: We represent municipalities and individual clients with questions about land use and zoning matters.

Municipal Solutions

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    Municipal Team

    View Profile Gross McGinley Allentown Law Firm Thomas A. Capehart

    Thomas A. Capehart

    View Profile Gross McGinley Allentown Law Firm Victor F. Cavacini

    Victor F. Cavacini

    View Profile Gross McGinley Allentown Law Firm Attorney J. Jackson Eaton

    J. Jackson Eaton III

    View Profile Lead Attorney Gross McGinley Allentown Law Firm Attorney John F. Gross

    John F. “Jack” Gross

    View Profile Allentown Attorney Jim Lavelle

    James M. Lavelle

    Senior Counsel
    View Profile Gross McGinley Attorney Jacob D. Oldaker

    Jacob D. Oldaker

    View Profile Gross McGinley Allentown Law Firm Attorney Jason A. Ulrich

    Jason A. Ulrich

    Senior Counsel

    Frequently Asked Questions

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    Since 1976, we’ve been serving individuals, businesses, and communities through the greater Lehigh Valley. Learn more about us.

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