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Municipal Law

Municipal Law Attorneys in Maine

Maine Lawyers Serving Northern New England & New Hampshire

Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. maintains an active municipal law practice focused on the unique needs of clients facing a range of actions involving regulatory, financing, land use, litigation, and other issues. Our wide breadth of experience in municipal law enables our team to represent municipalities, government agencies, businesses, and landowners, and pursue positive resolutions in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible.

As Northern New England’s premier law firm, our legal team has accumulated extensive insight into municipal legal issues faced by local communities, counties, and state agencies across the region, as well as issues and grievances voiced by residents, businesses, and other non-municipal entities. We understand the significance of helping clients navigate this diverse and ever-expanding area of law, the need for competent counsel backed by extensive legal knowledge, and the importance of aligning our strategies to clients’ unique needs and objectives.

Discuss a municipal law issue personally with a member of our legal team by contacting us.

Our Municipal Law Services

With decades of combined experience and a proven record of success handling municipal law cases, Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. is able to provide comprehensive counsel and representation in a range of matters involving city operations and services, administration, and regulation. Common issues we handle, on behalf of cities, public agencies, and residents include:

  • Land use, zoning, and planned development
  • Public agency employment law and collective bargaining
  • Discrimination and grievance actions brought by residents against municipalities
  • Regulatory and mandate compliance
  • Bylaws and ordinances
  • Housing authorities, successor agencies, and joint power authorities
  • Tax and finances
  • Wetlands protection, historic preservation, or road access
  • Charters and internal organizations
  • Political elections and redistricting
  • Public policy and integrity, including civil rights
  • Litigation

With a legal team that provides representation in matters involving employment law, business law, health care, real estate, tax and finance, and political matters, our firm has the resources to tailor counsel and representation in accordance to the unique needs of cities, public authorities, and residents. Our focus on customized legal solutions and client satisfaction has produced success in many municipal law ventures.

Proven Experience, Proven Success

Our record of success in handling municipal legal matters is indicative of our active involvement in this area of law, as well as our far-reaching insight and commitment to the clients we serve. Our experience includes:

  • Special counsel for Zoning Board of Appeals in matters involving land use, federal preemption, and Wetlands Overlay Districts.
  • Representation of residents, business owners, and landowners over planning and zoning board decisions, wetlands use restrictions, and local ordinances.
  • Collective bargaining negotiations with school boards and other public entities.
  • Litigation in New Hampshire Supreme Court over the Americans with Disabilities Act on behalf of a small New England town.
  • Tax assessment abatement on behalf of clients that were unlawfully and disproportionately overtaxed.
  • Facilitation of health care facilities involving municipalities and developers.

Speak with a Maine Municipal Law Attorney

Our focus in any municipal matter is to assist clients in deftly navigating dense legal complexities, government directives, and public relations with the experience and finesse that promotes superior service and desired solutions. If you have a municipal matter you wish to discuss, our legal team is readily available to review your case and explain how we can be of assistance. Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. proudly serves communities throughout Maine, New Hampshire, and Northern New England from multiple office locations.

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  • I will and have already told anyone we know in need of a lawyer to go to Shaheen & Gordon.

    - Betsy W.
  • “He spent a long time on the phone with me and was very honest and up front about the costs of service. It was nice to finally get some assistance with the questions I had.”

    - Vanessa L.
  • “They have always had my best interest in mind and have worked diligently toward finding a successful resolution.”

    - Howard P.

Real Results for Real People

When You Need to Win, We Won’t Stop Fighting
  • Record-Breaking Defamation Lawsuit $275 Million

    Successfully obtained a record-breaking $275 million jury verdict in a defamation lawsuit.

  • Eight-Figure Medical Malpractice Case $50 Million

    One of our attorneys was selected by a national defense firm to consult with their litigation team on a variety of trial issues in a $50,000,000 medical malpractice case.

  • Sued the FBI for the Death of John McIntyre $3.1 Million

    The suit brought under the Federal Torts Claim act claimed that former FBI Agent John Connolly leaked McIntyre's cooperation to gangster Whitey Bulger, resulting in McIntyre's execution.

  • Settlement in Wrongful Death Lawsuit $2 Million

    D. Michael Noonan represented the parents of Jacob Goulet, a teen who died after being swept away in a storm drain, in a wrongful death case against the city of Nashua.

  • Pedestrian Run Over by Tractor Trailer Truck $1.7 Million

    Pedestrian injured by tractor trailer truck making illegal U-turn received a settlement of $1,700,000.00 as compensation.

  • Settlement for Second-Floor Fall Victim $1.5 Million

    A young man was injured in fall from unsafe second-floor sliding door received a settlement of $1,500,000.00 as compensation.

  • Motorcycle Passenger Struck by Car & Injured $1.25 Million

    Woman passenger on a motorcycle injured in a car crash received $1,250,000.00 as compensation.

  • Motorcyclist Killed in Collision With Automobile $1.25 Million

    Family receives $1,250,000.00 in compensation in wrongful death claim.

  • Settlement of Estate of Worker Killed by Electrocution $1.225 Million

    Settlement was pieced together from four defendants, following the electrocution of a lineman for a cable construction company.

  • Recovered for Woman Exposed to Dangerous Drug $1.05 Million

    A woman was harmed by the use of a dangerous drug received a settlement of $1,050,000.00 as compensation.

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