Municipal Law

LogoIn the Municipal Law area, we have represented local governments throughout Michigan, including counties, cities, villages, and townships. From drafting ordinances to defending takings claims or participating in complex multi-party litigation, our firm is fully equipped to provide assistance and guidance to municipalities in the areas of real property, environmental protection and regulation, land use, zoning, access to government issues, and general municipal law.

In addition, municipalities are often eager to facilitate the cleanup of contaminated properties within their jurisdiction — often called brownfields — to increase their tax base and further their economic development. Our firm has the expertise to select the most effective tools to facilitate financing, limit liability, and streamline the development process in partnership with public and private development interests.


Kate Redman is one of TC's 40 under 40!

Kate Redman, Community Enterprise Attorney and Partner at Olson, Bzdok & Howard, has been selected as one of Traverse City's Most Influential Professionals under 40 for 2015. This is the second year in a row Kate has been selected by the TC Business News as part of TC's "40 under 40." Congrats Kate!

Sept. 1, 2015 

Partnership Announcement

Olson, Bzdok & Howard is pleased to announce that Ross A. Hammersley and Kate E. Redman became shareholders with the firm. Please take a look at their attorney profiles to learn more about these young legal trailblazers.

March 20, 2015 

Larry McKay & Joan McKay have joined our firm!

Olson, Bzdok & Howard welcomes Larry McKay and Joan McKay into our firm as Of Counsel attorneys. Olson, Bzdok & Howard will continue to maintain offices in both Traverse City and Frankfort, so that we can more conveniently serve clients in the surrounding counties throughout northern Michigan.

January 1, 2015