Practice Areas > Municipal Law & Governance
Oregon & Washington Municipal Attorneys
Our experienced municipal lawyers provide expert general advice fundamental to the operations of government:
- public meetings, hearings, and executive sessions
- public records law
- ordinance drafting and review
- authority and governance matters
- election law matters
- city council rules and procedures
Paul Elsner has particular expertise in the constitutional law aspects of local government operations and in representing police agencies.
Chad Jacobs and Tom Sponsler are recognized experts in the fundamentals of government operations. Tom Sponsler prepared the League of Oregon Cities Model Charter in 2004 for use statewide, and has helped prepare new charters for dozens of cities, Multnomah County and the Metro regional government.