Areas of expertise

Municipal Law Attorneys

Municipal law representation is vital for ensuring the smooth operations of local government and safeguarding the rights and interests of Central Ohio communities. Municipalities need an experienced legal partner to navigate complex regulations, zoning laws, and administrative procedures, promoting fair governance. Our Municipal law staff assists with drafting and enforcing ordinances, resolving disputes, and upholding constitutional principles. Ultimately, municipal law counsel plays a pivotal role in preserving the vitality and well-being of local communities.

Municipalities and public entities are held to increasing challenges and constantly changing standards of liability in their efforts to deliver key services. This, combined with the challenges of funding essential government functions, has made operating a public entity increasingly challenging. Now more than ever, proactive municipal legal counsel can assist public entities in avoiding pitfalls, leveraging public-private partnerships, and dealing with regulation. Carlile, Patchen & Murphy has the expertise and municipal law attorneys to help in all facets of municipal governance.

A scenic downtown Columbus, Ohio, guided by CP&M Law in overcoming challenges and embracing proactive legal solutions for municipalities.

We have the municipal law experience to
support the needs of local governments.

We are experienced in advising and representing municipalities on a variety of issues, including:

  • Legislative matters
  • Municipal liability
  • Municipal governance
  • Annexation
  • Zoning



Public Entity Law

Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP offers efficient, aggressive, and creative counsel to public entities. We make a determined effort to anticipate problems, rather than merely responding to them. 

Because of our expertise, we have been appointed as contracted City Attorneys, special counsel, and special investigators on sensitive matters that require discretion and neutrality. We also work with public universities on matters ranging from employment law advice to complicated real estate transactionsbond financing for public structures, public records issues, and complex litigation.

Public Finance Law

Our attorneys are experienced in helping governmental issuers structure public finance transactions for infrastructure, essential services, and economic development, and in meeting the regulatory requirements for such transactions. We are recognized for creative approaches in developing financing solutions for emerging technologies, such as solar energy and the recycling of waste products. We have served in all capacities related to public finance transactions including bond counsel, underwriters’ counsel, and special issuer’s counsel.

State and local governments in Ohio issue debt instruments to finance a variety of functions including infrastructure, essential services, and economic development. Most of this public financing require the services of bond counsel and underwriters.

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