When Municipalities are Involved in Business Disputes

Municipalities often engage in business with private parties as a necessary part of running the day to day functioning of government services. While the public/private contracts may be common, they still open the door to disputes. In the event that a government agency is involved in a legal dispute with a private party, CS&S can provide representation throughout the litigation, mediation or arbitration process.

Some common issues include:

Construction disputes – Construction disputes between municipalities or state agencies and private construction firms are not uncommon. We provide cities with skilled representation in litigation matters, and we can also provide counsel in an effort to prevent a dispute from becoming a lawsuit. Our attorneys have detailed knowledge of construction law, which is essential in handling these complex matters. We represent clients in matters involving public works, road construction, breach of contract, work delays, and many other construction-related cases.

Business and contract disputes – CS&S represents governmental bodies in a variety of business and contract matters. Legal disputes often arise between municipalities and private contractors who have agreed to provide services. When a city does business with a private party, the same possibility of contract litigation exists as between two private individuals. We bring our extensive business law experience to bear in protecting the interests of the governmental bodies we represent.