La Crosse, Wisconsin attorneys representing school districts and municipalities

A full-service law firm for cities, villages, townships, and school districts

Municipal bodies and school districts have unique needs in the legal arena. Public meetings, citizen complaints, the well-being of students, and a range of real estate matters are among the many issues addressed on a daily basis by cities, towns, villages, and school districts. The broad scope and varied nature of legal, regulatory, and compliance issues dealt with by such clients make it necessary to work with experienced and proven legal counsel. Moreover, legal issues faced by municipalities and school districts often end up in local newspaper reports or become topics of heated discussion among local citizens. As such, legal action must occur within the prism of public visibility. Due regard for the effect on public discourse is a necessary component of the decision-making process.

At Hale Skemp, our talented team of attorneys represent public and private institutions in a wide array of legal matters. As one of Wisconsin’s oldest law firms, and the largest firm in our area, we are engaged members of our local and state communities. A deep sense of civic pride and duty informs our willingness to represent both large and small municipalities and school districts and to assist with a broad range of issues including:

  • Council, board and commission meetings
  • Open meeting law
  • Public records law
  • Contracts and obligations
  • Permits
  • Special assessments
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Ordinances and resolutions
  • Real estate law
    • Land use and development
    • Annexation
    • Zoning and variances
    • Condemnation (eminent domain)
    • Easement
  • Student discipline and expulsion
  • Employment law

Our respected school and municipal lawyers support the efforts of city, town and village attorneys, council and board members, supervisors, assessors, school district officers, and others. Providing advisory, transactional and litigation services, our municipal and school district team helps public servants, elected officials, and educational providers carry out their duties.