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.


RECENT NEWS

Olson, Bzdok & Howard Announces Affiliation with Frankfort’s McKay & McKay

In mutual recognition of the good work and professionalism for which both law firms are known, Olson, Bzdok & Howard is happy to announce that it is now affiliated with Frankfort’s McKay & McKay, which is one of the most well-respected and distinguished firms in northern Michigan. This affiliation will allow Olson, Bzdok & Howard to maintain offices in both Traverse City and Frankfort, so that we can more conveniently serve clients in the surrounding counties throughout northern Michigan.