Areas of Legal Practice

Shifman & Carlson, P.C. has a reputation of providing quality representation and effective legal counsel in estate planning, real estate, and business law.

Municipal Law Attorney

Shifman & Carlson, P.C. represents and advises cities, villages, and townships in virtually all areas of municipal law. The business of our firm is, and has for many years, been the provision of legal services to governmental entities. Our Michigan municipal attorneys have the experience and dedication to meet the needs of municipalities in Michigan.

We serve as general counsel, outside counsel, or special counsel for our municipal clients. Representation ranges from basic public sector issues such as Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and Open Meetings Act (OMA) to more specialized issues, including zoning, property tax assessments and appeals, labor, litigation, property acquisition, construction litigation, bidding issues, building and fire code matters, and historic preservation.

Our expertise includes drafting ordinances, negotiating contracts, and trying cases. We have represented municipalities in litigation in all courts and most administrative agencies. We have handled appeals dealing with constitutional issues, at both the state and federal levels. In addition, we are qualified and experienced in municipal finance, including acting as nationally-recognized bond counsel or note counsel on municipal and school borrowings. Through its many years of practical and hands-on experience, Shifman & Carlson, P.C. is among the leaders in the representation and counseling of municipalities throughout Michigan.

The firm was founded in 1963 and has over 100 years in practice combined, possessing the resources to deal with the various issues that face municipalities throughout the state. As cities, villages, and townships grow and change, an experienced and established legal firm present at each step can make a difference in the results.

  • Serving MI Since 1963 – 100+ Years of Combined Experience

  • Top Rating For Ethics & Legal Ability (AV® Rating)

  • Selected for Inclusion in DBusiness Top Lawyers

  • Two Office Locations: Farmington Hills & Grand Rapids

  • Representing Individuals, Businesses, Municipalities & Schools

We proudly serve clients in Wayne County, Oakland County and Macomb County

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