As a governmental entity, one may feel like they are on their own when sued by a business, citizen or other entity. It may feel like one’s only option is their own, in-house municipal attorney. However, that is simply not the case because no one in-house municipal attorney can be expected to be an expert on everything. Indeed, at Pentiuk, Couvreur & Kobiljak, P.C., we are here to help municipalities face down lawsuits, and we have the experience to win.
Protecting municipal interests
Municipalities are stewards of not just the public trust and service, but also the public’s purse. They are endowed with the responsibility of their mission, along with protecting the interests of the constituents and municipal endowments and funds. This is why it is so important to get an attorney that can serve with experience. In fact, our firm already serves as the “City Attorney” for three Michigan municipalities. This is how we can engage with governments to serve either as their primary city attorney or as special counsel for particular cases. We have experience defending extremely complex cases, including class action lawsuits and even prosecuting criminal matters.
Areas of expertise
At Pentiuk, Couvreur & Kobiljak, P.C., we already represent municipal entities throughout Michigan. We can serve as special counsel for various matters, including brownfield authorities, housing commissions, planning commissions, zoning boards of appeals, building authorities, downtown development authorities, economic development corporations, public safety commissions, civil service commissions, Local drug enforcement programs (DRANO), among just about any other legal function. In other words, we can help cities with tax law, zoning, litigation of all forms, etc.
Stand-out professional credentials
Randall Pentiuk, our firm’s municipal and local government expert and department head, is the recognized leader in Michigan. In addition to memberships in the American Bar Association, Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys and the Public Corporation Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, he is the chairman of the Litigation Section of the International Municipal Legal Officers Association. Simply put, for municipalities in Michigan, Pentiuk, Couvreur & Kobiljak, P.C., is the leading legal counsel provider to “Downriver” nonprofits and municipalities.