Heyl Royster has a long history of representing governmental bodies both as regular and special counsel. We recognize that this representation requires expertise in constitutional, statutory and regulatory law, but also common sense and an appreciation for the public position held by our client officials. We are proud of the long association we have had with many of our governmental clients.
Our work in this area has run the gamut from drafting ordinances and general operational issues to litigation over annexations and conflicts with employee unions. We have substantial experience with intergovernmental agreements, governmental liability and immunities, the Freedom of Information Act, the Open Meetings Act, prevailing wage requirements, problem officials, and budgets and levies. We have frequently dealt with public employment issues. Our clients include the state government, state universities, counties, cities, villages, townships, road districts, fire districts, and park districts. We have likewise represented private entities dealing with public bodies.
Our practice group conducts quarterly seminars for governmental officials and publishes a quarterly newsletter on governmental issues. We regularly publish articles to assist fellow lawyer and governmental clients.
Three of our attorneys have served as president of the Illinois Township Attorneys' Association. Practice group members have won numerous awards for their work in this field.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Governmental Practice