DiCaudo Pitchford & Yoder
Local Government

Local Government

Like all other organizations that buy products, provide services, enter into contracts, and employ workers, government entities face a wide range of legal issues every day.  With a commitment to excellence, the lawyers at DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder offer a full-service practice with the breadth and depth required to effectively assist and get results for public sector clients at the federal, state and local level.

Effective public law representation requires a combination of legal knowledge, good judgment and an in-depth understanding of the public policy process. Our public law attorneys help clients establish programs designed to address ongoing legal as well as practical issues they face on a daily basis.  Our team works with governments to attract, create, and retain employment opportunities and economic development within their communities.

The lawyers at DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder also understand the nuances of government contracts and the legal requirements for notices and procedures that must be followed. The largest expenditures for municipalities and local governments are often significant construction projects. At any given time, municipalities and local governments may be constructing or reconstructing a street, administrative building, sewer or water lines, storm water drainage systems, building a police or fire station, or even a recreational center. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to help you follow all legal requirements and negotiate and draft general contractor contracts, construction manager at-risk contracts, and establish effective procedures for contractors, subcontractors and bonding issues.

The firm concentrates on the following public law-related areas:

  • Serve as law director or special counsel for municipalities and local governments.
  • Handling contracts and procurements and maintaining compliance with competitive bidding requirements.
  • Municipal court prosecution.
  • Drafting comprehensive zoning and land use regulations.
  • Help municipalities secure funding for and build infrastructure and services such roads, water, sewer, police and fire.
  • Reviewing elections forms, filings and related matters.
  • Structuring and negotiating economic development projects.
  • Creating and dealing with real estate transactions and special districts.
  • Handling municipal and local government litigation, including malicious prosecution and Section 1983 claims.
  • Advising clients regarding open meetings laws and public information requirements.
  • Handling code enforcement matters.
Contact Marshal Pitchford, Partner

Office: 330-762-7477
Cell: 330-819-6580
Email: mpitchford@dpylaw.com