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
Firm Highlights
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Brian P. Pezza Discusses Vaccination Considerations for Employees in Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Article

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Supreme Court Decision Provides Good News for Creditors

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Lewis Rice Names Brian J. Figueroa Member of the Firm

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PPP Round 2: Newly-Authorized Initial and Second Draw Paycheck Protection Program Loans and Other Changes Benefit Borrowers

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Employee Benefit Provisions in the Recent COVID-19 Relief Bill

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Lindsay S. C. Brinton and Meghan S. Largent Negotiate $1.4 Million Settlement for Landowners along Legacy Trail

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Key Tax Benefits in the New $900 Billion COVID-19 Relief Bill

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Jeremy P. Brummond’s Article on Waivers of Consequential Damages is Published in Construction Executive

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Paul R. Himmelstein Joins Lewis Rice Kansas City Office

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Diversity & Inclusion

Fatima G. Khan Elected President of South Asian Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

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Winthrop B. Reed, III and the Saint Louis Zoo Unveil Name of Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Park

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David W. Sweeney Interviewed in Realtime REALTOR® Podcast on Changes to Elections in the City of St. Louis

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COVID-19 Vaccinations: Considerations for Employers

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Lewis Rice Wins Significant Victory for Atlanta Landowners Impacted by the Belt Line Rail-Trail

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Jerina D. Phillips Offers COVID-19 Vaccination Advice for Employers in St. Louis Magazine Article

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Diversity & Inclusion

Apollo Carey Selected for Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s (LCLD’s) 2021 Fellows Program

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David W. Sweeney Named to Missouri’s POWER List for Lawyer-Lobbyists by Missouri Lawyers Media

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City of St. Louis 2021 Primary Municipal Election: Meet the Candidates

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