Lewis Rice provides general representation to municipalities, fire districts, state and local bonding authorities, and other governmental bodies.

Our Services

We are involved in all legal matters that are presented to the above governmental entities, including labor law, contractual issues, environmental issues, pension issues, zoning, and traditional litigation cases.

With respect to finance/banking matters, in addition to assisting cities in the issuance of their general obligation bonds, we represent one of the largest issuers of tax-exempt revenue bonds in Missouri. The proceeds of these revenue bonds are loaned to municipalities, water and sewer districts, and privately owned utilities to finance projects that facilitate maintaining a clean environment. We are also called upon to review, from a legal standpoint, statewide environmental studies, and then prepare interagency agreements to coordinate implementation by various state agencies.

Our Clients

We counsel municipal governing boards, planning and zoning commissions, and other administrative bodies on the various issues that are presented to them. Our attorneys also serve as the prosecuting attorney for a number of municipalities.

Our representations include:

  • Boards of adjustment, planning and zoning commissions and pension boards
  • Charter commissions in the drafting of a city charter
  • Cities with charter forms of government
  • Governmental clients of other law firms in unique or complex municipal legal issues
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