The Government Practice Group has ready access to other attorneys in the Firm with experience in a broad range of practice areas, and its members have particular experience in a variety of business and other related legal matters, such as:
State and Local Taxation
We work with clients who have tax issues with the state Department of Revenue, state Board of Tax Appeals, county assessors and similar tax collecting entities. We also counsel clients in structuring business transactions to minimize any tax impacts.
The Group has a range of experience in assisting clients with health care issues, including certificates of need and other licensing matters, before the state departments of Health, Social and Health Services, Licensing and other state agencies.
Labor and Industrial Insurance
Our Group represents employers in the appeal of industrial safety and health violations, and self-insurance matters.
We provide assistance ranging from the permit process, consultation on compliance matters, and defense of environmental claims in court and before state and local agencies.
Telecommunications, Energy and Regulated Utilities
We assist clients with business and regulatory issues in the areas of telecommunications, electricity, natural gas, and water and sewer services.
Natural Resources Law, Endangered Species Act and Indian Matters
The Group assists with issues relating to forest practices, aquatic lands, Endangered Species Act, wetlands, and fish and wildlife issues, including Indian law matters.
Public/Private Project Financing
The Group has extensive experience coordinating the requirements of various funding sources and documenting transactions, including participation from federal, state and local public agencies, private lenders and equity partners. We have helped our clients negotiate and close complex housing, industrial, commercial, mixed-use and transportation projects.
General Business Litigation
The Group has extensive litigation experience in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels involving a wide range of issues. We represent clients from alternative dispute resolution to the trial and appeal of complex matters.