Municipal Law

Services Provided

Business Counseling and Agreements

Employment Related Matters

Utility Matters


  • Compliance with state and federal laws
  • Compliance with subdivision and other land development processes
  • Municipal code enforcement
  • Prosecution of simple misdemeanors

Real Estate and Economic Development

  • Addressing nuisance abatement issues
  • Annexation, contested and uncontested, including contested hearings in front of the State, City Development Board and state courts
  • Economic development
  • Eminent domain
  • Interpreting, negotiating and prosecuting building code issues
  • Negotiation and drafting of easements
  • Planning and zoning issues and hearings
  • Real estate transactions
  • Reviewing, drafting and finalizing construction contracts
  • Vacation of property rights

Other Representative Matters

  • Board of adjustment hearings
  • Media relations
  • Private activity bond financing
  • Protection of a city's intellectual property rights
  • Representing cities in various litigation matters, both as plaintiff and defendant

As a full-service law firm, we bring a team approach to business needs by collaborating with other practice groups including:

If you have questions regarding our municipal law practice, please email or call us in Cedar Rapids at (319) 366-7641 or in Coralville at (319) 354-1019.