Pasley and Singer Law Firm, L.L.P.


Serving Story County and Central Iowa since 1906

323 6th St.
Ames, IA 50010-0664
USA
 

Phone: (515) 232-4732
 

Municipal Law :: Back to Practice Areas

Local government touches the lives of every Iowan every day.  It is important that city government be operated well and efficiently.  The attorneys in our firm who practice municipal law areas have experience and hands-on expertise in city government, including work as city attorney and direct involvement in planning, zoning, platting, and similar issues both for cities and for clients dealing with local government.

The city attorney typically advises the city council members, mayor, and city clerk and other members of the city administration on all aspects of city governance.  The city attorney will usually review all city contracts, prosecute criminal complaints and municipal infractions, advise on employment, assist in the exercise of eminent domain (condemnation proceedings), draft resolutions and ordinances, review and advise on subdivision planning and development, public improvements, and zoning.  In addition, the city attorney is the advisor for the city's various boards and commissions, such as the library board, zoning board of adjustment, and planning and zoning commissions.  We also act as "outside counsel" for cities who require extra help for special projects, such as negotiations with rural water districts.

Our understanding of city government is also valuable for our clients who need assistance in projects that require local government approvals, particularly in dealing with land development issues.

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Pasley and Singer Law Firm, L.L.P., is an Iowa general practice law firm with practice including, but not limited to  Administrative Law, Adoption Law, Agricultural Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Banking Law, Business Law (including business organization, partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs), incorporations, and sales of businesses and business assets), Civil Rights, Commercial Law, Construction Law, Corporate Law, Criminal Defense, Elder Law, Employment Law, Family Law (including divorce, prenuptial agreements, child support, child custody, dissolution modification), Government, Government Contracts, Litigation, Personal Injury (including Motor Vehicle Accidents and Wrongful Death), Product Liability, Professional Negligence Law, Real Estate (including mortgage loan closings, IRC Section 1031 exchanges, subdivisions, platting, condominiums, and cooperative housing), Municipal Law, Taxation Law and Tax Preparation, Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning & Probate Law (including financial and medical powers of attorney, guardianships and conservatorships, trust administration, and estate administration), Workers Compensation, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

The offices of the Pasley and Singer Law Firm, L.L.P., are located in Ames, Iowa. The lawyers and staff of the Pasley and Singer Law Firm, L.L.P., serve clients throughout Iowa, including the cities of Ames, Nevada, Gilbert, Huxley, Slater, Zearing, Story City, Roland, McCallsburg, Colo, Cambridge, Sheldahl, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Fort Dodge, Waterloo, Marshalltown, Boone, Webster City, Eldora, Grundy Center, Newton, Adel, Eldora, Ankeny, Johnston, Indianola, Cedar Falls, Jefferson, Marshalltown, Clarion, Knoxville, and the communities that make up Story, Polk, Linn, Webster, Blackhawk, Marshall, Boone, Hamilton, Jasper, Dallas, Hardin, Warren, Greene, Wright, and Marion counties.