Government & Municipal Law
The rich history of lawlessness throughout the “wild west” and Arizona “territory” has been replaced by a modern state with cities, counties, towns, and special quasi-governmental districts that are subject to unique legal requirements. In its early decades, Mesch Clark Rothschild regularly defended municipalities, counties, and special taxing districts — through insurance coverage — in litigation matters throughout Arizona. The scope of MCR’s Government and Municipal Law practice has expanded to include the day-to-day counsel of municipalities and quasi-governmental entities, and all of the unique issues that those entities regularly face, including: annexation, condemnation, contracts (including intergovernmental agreements, memorandum of understanding, and development agreements), elections law, land use, open meetings challenges, ordinance drafting, procurement, public records requests, Section 1983 litigation, and zoning. MCR has been involved in creating a complex Community Financing District, and a related Development Agreement, for the largest proposed Master Planned Community in Cochise County. MCR has municipal lawyers, litigators, and real estate attorneys that routinely work with cities, towns, and special taxing districts to serve our government and municipal clients. We accept referrals, and provide referrals to knowledgeable professionals, in order to best serve these entities.