Nolan Heller Kauffman’s attorneys are well-versed in a broad range of municipal law issues, including matters involving the Open Meetings Law, conflicts of interest, public access to information (the Freedom of Information Law), intergovernmental agreements, the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), the Taylor Law and competitive bidding and procurement of goods and services. Our attorney’s are also experienced in all aspects of public construction projects.
The Firm represents businesses and clients in disputes and transactions with governmental entities, including representation before planning and zoning boards, property tax assessment challenges, building code issues, obtaining financial incentives from economic development agencies, and Article 78 proceedings challenging government decisions.
Nolan Heller Kauffman has also served as counsel to several municipal corporations and as special counsel to municipal clients in annexation matters, tax certiorari defense, and environmental claims. Our attorneys also have experience with local development corporation and industrial development agency representation. Our experience includes drafting and enforcement of municipal laws, and litigation counsel for governmental agencies in federal and state civil claims and Article 78 proceedings.
As a nationally recognized bond counsel, the Firm’s attorneys serve as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, borrower’s counsel, credit enhancer’s counsel, and trustee’s counsel on all types of state and local public financing transactions. Our attorneys have structured and opined on general obligation and revenue bond financings including those involving education facilities, hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities, retirement and adult care facilities, housing projects, manufacturing facilities and exempt facility financings, municipal debt, municipal tax-exempt leases, water distribution and sewer facilities.