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Municipal & School Law

Our municipal and school law practice offers a unique blend of experience in municipal law, municipal authority law and school law. Our attorneys counsel townships, boroughs, zoning hearing boards, municipal authorities and school districts on the wide range of issues confronting these bodies. In addition, we have extensive expertise in representing water, sewer and transportation authorities which are subject to specific codes and statutes. We represent these clients in all aspects of municipal law, including the following:

  • Acquisition, sale, leasing and development of municipal real estate, including acquisitions by condemnation
  • Zoning, subdivision and land development approvals and related matters
  • Municipal finance, construction, regulatory approvals and construction dispute resolution
  • Personnel matters
  • State and federal requirements
  • Contracting and public bidding
  • Litigation
  • Sewer and water projects
  • Ordinance enforcement

In addition, our attorneys serve as counsel and special counsel for a number of school districts, providing advice to school boards, administrators, and committees in a variety of legal matters, including:

  • Preparing and reviewing contracts
  • Advice on new legislation
  • Teacher disciplinary proceedings and suspensions involving both discipline and layoffs
  • Labor relations and miscellaneous personnel issues
  • Administrative hearings before the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • Special education
  • Charter schools
  • Municipal finance
  • Public works projects
  • Construction and leasing
  • Zoning and land development approvals
  • Real estate transactions and condemnation
  • Student disciplinary proceedings
  • Students’ rights issues
  • Real estate tax assessment cases
  • Tax collection issues
  • Litigation in state and federal courts

Attorneys

Andrew D.H. Rau
Amanda J. Sundquist
Ross A. Unruh
Kimberly P. Venzie
Anthony T. Verwey

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West Chester, PA
17 West Gay Street
P.O. BOX 515
West Chester, PA 19380
(610) 692-1371

Phoenixville, PA
120 Gay Street
P.O. Box 289
Phoenixville, PA 19460
(610) 933-8069

Paoli, PA
43 Leopard Road, Building II
Suite 103
Paoli, PA 19301
(610) 240-0750