Municipalities

Our Attorneys

Gary Bakke
Terry Dunst
Kyle Schaffer

Local communities have a wide range of legal needs. Whether a school district wants to have a referendum, a police commission faces difficult grievance issues, or a city, village or town needs assistance with a complex zoning or ordinance matter, we can help. We offer arrangements suitable for a municipality seeking comprehensive, ongoing assistance; a town board of review needing assistance on a particular assessment challenge; or a small municipality desiring to have on-call counsel available as issues arise.

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Cost Effective, Responsive, Full Service Counselors

Our attorneys are focused on municipal, school and related governmental law. Our experience and concentration on governmental entities gives you effective and cost-efficient legal counsel. In addition, our team approach assures you that someone is always available to assist.

Our municipal lawyers also work closely with other firm attorneys in the areas of civil litigation, employment, real estate, creditor’s rights, agriculture, tax and business. This approach provides comprehensive legal counsel for our municipal clients.

Municipal Prosecutions

We also have municipal prosecutors available to represent your city, village or town in municipal and county court. Whether your municipality prosecutes hundreds of tickets or only a few, we can serve your community’s interests effectively in enforcing your traffic laws and other ordinances. Our municipal prosecutors have extensive experience both defending and prosecuting people throughout the State of Wisconsin.

Full Litigation Representation

Bakke Norman’s team of litigators can represent all your interests in state and federal hearings and courts. Whether bringing actions for your city, village, town or school district or defending the actions of your officials, our team can protect the interests of your municipality or school district.

Our services include the following:

  • Municipal ordinances and resolutions
  • Municipal contracts and obligations
  • Municipal litigation
  • Municipal land use and development
  • Open meeting law compliance
  • Public record law compliance
  • Licensing matters
  • Conflict of interest
  • Employee discipline and termination
  • Employment discrimination charges
  • Grievance arbitration
  • Administrative review proceedings
  • Prohibited practice hearings
  • Public sector collective bargaining
  • Zoning and environmental matters
  • Municipal finance, including bonds
  • Public utility operations
  • Condemnation/eminent domain
  • Tax incremental financing

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