Local Government Law

Goren, Cherof, Doody & Ezrol, P.A. has been an integral part of the South Florida legal community since the 1970s. The professional nucleus of the firm has been together for over twenty-five years. In that time, the firm has developed a comprehensive local government practice which focuses on representing local government in all aspects of the law.  As our Firm logo illustrates, over the years we have been a beacon to our local government clients who desire assurance and safety with respect to legal matters which they need to address on a daily basis.  Our local government clients include:

  • Counties
  • Municipalities
  • Special Districts
  • Hospital Districts
  • Public Housing Authorities
  • Community Redevelopment Agencies
  • Constitutional Officers
  • Charter Review Boards

Since its founding, our Firm has provided high quality legal services to local governments throughout the State of Florida.  Local governments require legal services that are responsive to their needs, and sensitive to their budgetary constraints.  The residents and businesses within the respective jurisdictions expect nothing less than high quality legal services at a reasonable cost.  Our firm provides both in a manner that allows local government officials to be able to confidently carry on their constituent's work.

Due to the nature of our practice, the attorneys in our Firm are familiar with just about any issue which may arise which affects the operation of a local government.  Ultimately, the historic knowledge and collegiate nature of our Firm's practice results in monetary savings to all of our clients, and their taxpayers, as the local government can benefit from the fact that the attorneys in our Firm have addressed the issue at one time or another.

We draft ordinances, resolutions, contracts, and legal documents on a daily basis which are legally defensible, and supportive of our client's stated policies.   We keep track of legislation, case law, and administrative law on a regular basis so that we can insure that our local government clients are up to date on laws and decisions which may impact the operation of their tax funded "corporation".

The Firm provides legal services in all aspects of local government law, including, but not limited to the following areas:

  • Ad Valorem Taxation
  • Affordable housing;
  • Animal control;
  • Bert J. Harris Act Claims;
  • Bankruptcy;
  • Chapter 164 Dispute Resolution and Mediation
  • Charter Review and Amendment
  • Code enforcement and lien law;
  • Community Redevelopment Agency law;
  • Constitutional law;
  • Construction;
  • Elections;
  • Eminent domain;
  • Environmental law;
  • Ethics;
  • Foreclosure;
  • Forfeiture
  • General municipal representation and legal advice;
  • Governmental litigation;
  • Home Rule Law;
  • Labor and employment;
  • Municipal land use;
  • Procurement;
  • Public contracts;
  • Public-private partnerships Urban planning;
  • Public records;
  • Real estate transactions;
  • Red light cameras;
  • Solid waste;
  • Special Assessments;
  • Sunshine Law;
  • Telecommunications;
  • Utilities law.

The Firm provides legal services to all of its clients with the goal of addressing all legal issues when they first arise.  This proactive approach to problem solving ultimately saves our clients' money due to the fact that by resolving any legal issues when the first arise allows the client to avoid the additional expense incurred in correcting or rectifying the problem that results from not addressing the issue in the first place.