Our Municipal lawyers have significant experience serving as general counsel and city attorney to municipal entities including fire districts, sewer and water districts, conservation districts, housing authorities and a number of cities throughout the Puget Sound region.

Municipal Law Department

Inslee Best’s Municipal Law practice is devoted to the representation of municipal entities in a broad range of legal matters. Our lawyers are committed to providing clients with efficient, consistent and cost-effective legal services, allowing our clients to analyze their unique concerns and make decisions accordingly.    

Our Municipal lawyers have significant experience serving as general counsel and city attorney to municipal entities, including fire districts, sewer and water districts, conservation districts, housing authorities and a number of cities throughout the Puget Sound region. Serving as special counsel to many special-purpose districts and cities, we offer services such as intergovernmental contracting, assumptions of districts by cities, mergers and consolidations of districts, purchase and sale of utility systems, preparation of comprehensive plans and development regulations, land use approvals, rate formulation, formation of local improvement districts, and employment issues. With a high level of expertise, our lawyers frequently write and speak on topics related to municipal entities. We have significant experience in the following areas: 

  • Public Records/Disclosure
  • Open Public Meetings
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Finance
  • Taxation
  • Intergovernmental Contracts
  • Construction Contracts
  • Public Bidding and Procurement of Goods and Services
  • Condemnation and Eminent Domain
  • Real Estate
  • Employment and Labor Relations
  • Utility Regulation
  • Water Law
  • Growth Management Act Compliance
  • Development Permits and Approvals
  • Comprehensive Plans and Development Regulations
  • Land Use and Environmental Compliance
  • Annexations and Assumptions